Goodbye Picasso

Goodbye Picasso

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Goodbye Picasso is touring relentlessly, bringing their brand of passionate music-making to the masses. Their sound is propelled by the writing of Chris Dreyer and the extraordinary musicianship within the band. They are building a legion of fans by the show, and there is no letting up in sight.

Biography

THIS IS ONLY PART OF THE STORY.

Goodbye Picasso opened the 2006 CMJ Music Marathon with a bang on Halloween night in New York City. "It really was the culmination of all the things that we have worked for this year," remarks frontman Chris Dreyer. "If you asked me in May where we would be at this point... I don't know what I would have said... but I never could have known we would be this far along." Goodbye Picasso played over 80 shows from May to December, making several trips up and down the east coast, and have established themselves as a forced to be reckoned on the national music scene.

The band moved to Nashville, Tennessee in the winter of 2006, relocating from Tallahassee, Florida and their home on the Florida State music scene. It was time to bring their music to more people and places, and they have been loving every minute of it. "Nashville has been a great experience for us," says Scott Taylor. "The advice and direction we have received from some industry heavyweights has been indispensable." Goodbye Picasso returned to Tallahassee in November to play the annual Down on the Farm Festival with Drive-By Truckers, Perpetual Groove, Tishamingo, and others.

For the past 4 years, Goodbye Picasso had been tearing up the Southeast music scene. Vocalist Chris Dreyer and guitarist Scott Taylor met in the spring of 2001 while studying abroad in London. They recorded a demo and had their first taste of performing live at London's famed 12 Bar Club. "Playing in London was great because we had the support of all the kids on our program," Dreyer recalls. "We would book a small club and pack the place... It was a great introduction to performing my music live, but it was humbling to come back to the states and start from scratch." They knew they had something special and began to focus on getting their music heard.

Dreyer and Taylor paid their dues as an acoustic act on the music scene at Florida State University, performing at every bar, dive, club, and party they could get their hands on. After over 100 shows for the booze/the door/tips/you name it, reality set in: it was time to build a full band from the ground up. Both players had a lot of experience performing, Dreyer received a degree from FSU in theatre, Taylor received his in music performance.

Dreyer began playing guitar in college. "I never had any training," he concedes. "I just started learning bit by bit, and along with it, starting writing songs. As I got better at the playing, I got more adventurous with the writing, but the writing was always a big part of expressing myself. There are songs that we play in this band that I wrote within the first year of learning to play."

After finding some players, the boys starting booking bigger shows and began playing out of town at neighboring college and beach towns. "We got a chance to play before we were really that great," says Chris, "but I think that really got us ready to perform quicker... because we had to entertain these crowds." Their big break came when they got their first gigs at Bullwinkle's in Tallahassee. It has named one of the Top 20 College Bars in America by Playboy.

After playing 200 shows at Bullwinkle's and establishing a touring presence in the Southeast, the group decided to relocate to Nashville. "Nashville seemed like the next logical step," explains Dreyer. "All the label and A & R feedback we have received has come from Nashville. It is a songwriter's town, and it is a great place to tour from, being centrally located. " Taylor added, "This year of touring has far exceeded our expectations. To be embraced in new parts of the country is such an awesome feeling. We have so much more we want to do next year. We can't wait."

THIS IS NOT THE END.

Lyrics

Annabelle

Written By: C. Dreyer

Annabelle

I’ve been struggelin’ with the things that I’ve been hiding in me

I’ve been strumblin’ through the words that I’ve been trying to speak

I’m just wonderin’ if there’s anything inside that you see.... that you’ll keep?

Now you talk about all the family that you say that you have

You have your own crowd, but you love the fact that I make you laugh

You may make it loud, just as long as you make it last, that all I ask

And Annabelle
She starts to surround me
She thinks that she’s found me,
but it’s crowded in here
I may have fell
As she starts to kiss me
she tells me she missed me

Chorus:
If I fall down
Would you pick me up?
Would you dust me off?
Would you make it stop?
Would you call the sun,
As it starts to set?
Would you bring it back,
With the time we spent?

I anticipate almost every single bump in the road

I am getting late just as long as I’m not getting too old

I may frustrate and to deal with that you’ve got to be bold...... so I’m told

And Annabelle
She starts to surround me
She thinks that she’s found me,
but it’s crowed in here
I may have fell
As she starts to kiss me
she tells me she missed me

Chorus:
If I fall down
Would you pick me up?
Would you dust me off?
Would you make it stop?
Would you call the sun,
As it starts to set?
Do you think of me,
And the time we spent?
I can’t deal again
With disappointment and
Mass confusion when I try to relate
If I fall down
Would you pick me up?
Would you dust me off?
Would you make it stop?

New Orleans

Written By: Chris Dreyer (ASCAP)

"New Orleans"

She tells me I'm forgiven, but she won't say what it is I've done
She calls it women's intuition, that makes her think that I've done something wrong
I'm so here to conquer... It's only 'cause I want her... I think the woman is on to me

She's screaming she's not mad, ok maybe just a little bit
And how I make her oh so sad, because apparently I'm full of shit
I don't need confusion with emotional illusions... I think the woman is wrong for me

Take me down to New York City, Dry me off in New Orleans
Find me women oh so pretty, Make me fall down to my knees
I don't talk about tomorrow, tomorrow's with the break of dawn
I'll be here in San Francisco, wake up early and I'm gone

She tells me there's a limit, that I seem to push most every day
She's so sick of all my gimmicks, she's so sick she cannot get away
And I don't need to argue, it's just the shit we go through... I think the woman is on to me

CHORUS

Everytime I think I've given her the best of me
You can turn around and take up all the rest of me And I don't need that no more
She takes a taste and says that I'm her favorite recipe
But she'll never know how she has made a mess of me And how I've been here before
And I'm sorry that there's things in life that she seems to think I ignore
I don't know if I can take all this intensity... Don't you ever tell me this could be my destiny
'Cause of that I'm not so sure

It's constant conversation, but I never can fit in a word
And an open invitation to let her know that she can rule my world
I'm not sure what to do, there's just some things I know are true
I think the woman is wrong for me

CHORUS

I may scream from Minnesota, you may hear in Santa Fe
I remember things that I had told, while swimming nude in half-moon bay
I don't ever have a reason, I don't know why I'm not strong
But I'll meet you here in Nashville, wake up early and I'm gone

Lyrics © 2003 Chris Dreyer (ASCAP)/Administered by The Redneck Hippie Co.

O'Connor Blues

Written By: Chris Dreyer (ASCAP)

O'Connor Blues
Met you summer on a hit parade, had you in my arms thought I had it made
such a sunny day and the only shade was you
Three weeks pass and you hate my world, such a big mouth for such a little girl
Cursed me out with every dirty word you knew
Well I scream out loud I've had enough, buy a one way ticket on a two way bus
Tellin' you to get your stuff you're through
Call me up said we have to talk, change my number and bolt my locks
Craziness is always stocked, you're screwed

Lately you've been driving me crazy
You've been making me hazy, but I'm getting along
Big fight, I was having a good night
How can something that look right go so damn wrong?

Time moves on and I have my past, leave the little town more pace, more fast
Finally think, well at least at last it's done
One year spent and I check your mail, sent a ton a papers full of fairy tales
Lock me up in your loony jail for fun
Bite my tongue and bide my time, wondering how it was you lost your mind
Is this the only way you can truly find your love?
Scream out loud, how'd I get in this mess?
Some what kind of answers before you see the whole test
Close me eyes and hold my breath and you're gone

CHORUS

Lyrics © 2003 Chris Dreyer (ASCAP)/Administered by The Redneck Hippie Co.

Discography

The London Sessions EP

"The Untimely Demise of a Love-struck Confessor"
Recorded by Kris Kolp at Log Cabin Studios
Spring 2005
Songs by Chris Dreyer(ASCAP)
Produced by Kris Kolp and GoodbyePicasso
©The Redneck Hippie Co./Wonderboy Media(ASCAP)

Set List

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