Fourteen Strings

Fourteen Strings

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A simple three piece acoustic band with all original songs that will take your breath away, these three friends love there music and it shows as they challenge each other improvising, jamming and making the most of each and every note

Biography

They call their music Folk Fusion. It has been said that seeing this band is like going to church. The lyrics to their original songs are outstanding and speak not only of the times but of what is going on deep down in your heart, on your mind or in your dreams, going way beyond just story telling. These three good friends love playing music together and bring background influences from Bluegrass to Beatles and the Greatful Dead. Song writer Jeff Hunter has been called and mix of Jackson Brown and Bob Dylan with a little John Lennon and Peter Gabriel. A simple three piece acoustic treat ripping out one great song after another, captivated audiences say this band is more than a treat for the ears and mind but also a lot of fun to watch as the band dances around stage swapping leads and playing with the dynamics of each song, bringing the music from silence to sound, often improvising, fast songs lead to dancing, slow songs lead to smiles and sometimes tears but always the music will take your breath away as they go with the feel of the song and the moment. Guitarist, singer songwriter Jeff Hunter has produced five albums of original music solo and with his other band, the Previously Lost Dogs see: www.previouslylostdogs.com for more info. Bass player Jack Grosse has recorded on numerous albums for bands and song writers throughout the years and is best known for writing the song Smoke Two Joints with the Toys in the 70’s. Violinist Dennis English plays with world class skill and taste and is on literally hundreds of albums and a guest violinist for bands and songwriters alike.

Lyrics

Alright

Written By: Jeff Hunter

Well I get a little tired sometimes you know I feel just a little confused, and I don’t know what direction to go, witch way I should chose
I get in and I’m going out and then, I’m down again
I’m not sure what direction to go you know I’m gonna be there when we reach the end
and I’m doing alright, doing alright, I’m alright

Got to get myself organized, get my thing together
I’m over worked and under paid most of the time you find that
I’m under the weather
So I swim in I’m swimming out and then I’m sinking down again
I’m not sure what direction to go you know I’m going to be there when we reach the end.
doing alright, doing alright I’m alright

A Way of Life

Written By: Jeff Hunter

There s a way of life worth living now that we are one complete
our eyes completely open our love an endless two way street
so much more than under ~ standing more than love I have for you
more than springtime rain in summer, so much more than I can do
there’s a way of life worth living it will all come back to you
I can see in your expression that you feel the way I do.

There’s a seed that we have planted not so very long ago
and we seek the path of nature’s gift and watch our child grow
with the promise of each season children running laughing free
I believe the moon the stars the sky I believe in you and me
There’s a way of life worth living we will pass it on to you
deep within the seeds of hope and love a dream awaits for you.

Mother nature must be laughing at the way we live our lives
we awake to separate we struggle just to compromise
Mother nature must be laughing did you think this was a joke
it appears that any moment this could all go up in smoke
Mother nature must be laughing we forget we are unique
every day I know she’s laughing every night she cries to sleep.
la da da da da ~~~

There are dreams I had forgotten like a secret I would keep
but I’ve watched them all come back to life with your belief in me
now the secret is worth sharing dreams are worth reality
flowers often bloom in winter we have only to believe
there’s way of life worth living and I wrote this song for you
just to have you here beside me is the proof that dreams come true.
la da da da ~~~~

Two Year Old Tornado

Written By: Jeff Hunter

Well my kids are moving faster and my dog is moving slow
you know I feel a little older cause I got a two year old
He’s a cute little tike with a cute little smile
eat you out of house and home like food was going out of style
the world revolves around him life is just a game he plays
that little two year old tornado
he just keeps getting younger every day.

Yea he’s a tough little cuss with a mind of his own
better give him what he wants or face a temper tantrum
he can hit he can bite he’ll body slam you while your sleeping
a tornado in the house too every thing within his reach - in
some day he’ll go to collage but till then he’s got to stay
that little two year old tornado
he just keeps getting younger every day

When he’s got a little problem well he’ll whine and complain
throwing rocks at his sister then he laughs and runs away
or a melt down at the market guaranteed every time
from the moment you walk in until your at that checkout line
we wanted to be parents oh we must have been insane
my little two year old tornado
he just keeps getting younger every day

(bridge)
Well it’s ten o’clock at night and he still wont go to sleep
he got up a six this morning he’s an energetic freak
the world revolves around him life is just a game he plays
you know this two year old wonder
he just keeps getting younger every day

Life is rough times are changing getting by is getting hard
but we got two perfect children outside playing in the yard
well my dog is moving faster my kids are moving slow
yea I feel a little older cause I got a two year old
take the time to enjoy it we’re not doing this again
you know my little two year tornado
he just keeps getting younger every day…

Discography

Fourteen Strings has just finished up thier first album avaible at www.cdbaby.com, 10 tracks of all origional great music. several cuts will be digitaly dist. soon. Jeff Hunter has produced five albums of origional music both solo acoustic and with his other band the Previously Lost Dogs.

Set List

There is no typical set list, the room has a say as does the times and the audience. Sets range from 45 to 90 minutes and consist of 95% original music with a few rarely heard covers buy the Beatles, Greatful Dead or songwriter greats that have influenced us all, covers are played Folk Fusion style as only Fourteen Strings can do it.