Green Lemon

Green Lemon

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Merging pumping electronica beats with smooth reggae melodies and some shredding guitar solos, Green Lemon inspired Relix Magazine to declare that they “could very well lead the next generation of jambands.”

Biography

Intro
Green Lemon found its origins in the Oklahoma City area in 1999. In 2001, they packed up their gear and headed to Ft. Collins to pursue their futures in Colorado. During the last five years, Green Lemon has captured the attention of new fans and club owners across the country. While successfully touring and playing many U.S. venues and festivals, they continue to gain regular followers from coast to coast, creating a national community of fans.

Awards
Green Lemon has been named 2004 New Home Grown Band Of The Year by the Home Grown Music Network, listed as one of the Top Bands To See Live in 2005 by Jambase.com, featured in Relix Magazines On The Verge column, where they were labeled A Band You Should Know About, and more recently, Relix named Green Lemon One of the 10 Summer Star Bands to Watch. They have also been awarded Independent Artist of the Year by Hapi Skratch Entertainment, New Groove of the Month by Jambands.com, and were asked to perform at the winner's showcase of the 2005 Jam Off in NYC, hosted by the CMJ Music Marathon and Relix Magazine. Several publications such as Spin Magazine, Hittin the Note Magazine, Kyndmusic.com, and Jambase.com have also picked up on the buzz noting Green Lemons national popularity and recognition.

Music
Green Lemon's original tracks from their self-titled album and their new hit single Shoestring can be heard regularly on radio stations across the nation. Their music has been described as: euphoric; trance-induced grooves; a hypnotic groove-based sound; tightly woven sonic soundscapes that are rich in melody and texture; music that surrealistically fuses island, jam, acid jazz, funk, and electronica; and a blend of trance and huge jams. Jambands.com reviewed their performance at the 2005 Wakarusa Music Festival stating, "Jamband's March New Groove of the Month, Green Lemon, was dually impressive. Although I'd heard plenty of their music beforehand, nothing on disc compared to the energy of the Oklahoma natives' live show. Green Lemon revealed a high octane performance that from start to finish, never let up. Merging pumping electronica beats with smooth reggae melodies and some shredding guitar solos, they induced a more than sizeable crowd into a steady fervor making many wonder just who this band was."

Tour
Green Lemon has been touring nationally since 2003, playing over 150 shows a year. They've shared the stage with the likes of Particle, Bob Weir and Keller Williams and gone on to perform at some of the nation's top festivals including 10,000 Lakes and Wakarusa just to name a few. Their constant touring has won them a loyal following from coast to coast and that fanbase is currently exploding as more and more of the uninitiated join the ranks of the Lemonheads.

Why?
The band started out in dive bars and tin shacks, but these days they grace theatres and national festivals with their ethereal presence. Their music swings from moody electronica to reggae with subtle humor and little reverence for any musical forerunner. They are reminders that old habits and genres are made to be broken as surely as New Year's resolutions. As we watch the boundaries of funk, electronic music and reggae being redrawn by these talented Midwesterners, you'll be hard pressed to find a band whose songs are more inventive. Maybe this is the cause of their abundant accolades and the reason that the national buzz about this band continues to grow.

Lyrics

Mess

Written By: Wayne Allen

THE OCEAN WAS RIGHT BESIDE OF YOU, WHEN ALL THE MESS CAME CRASHING THROUGH

THE FILTERED VIEW I KEPT OF YOU, IS STILL FLOATING IN MY HEAD
(MESS YOU, MESS YOU UP)

IT WAS JUST BEFORE THIS AFTERNOON, WHEN YOU LIVED YOUR LIFE IN A CARTOON, AND NOTICED WHAT A MESS YOU MADE, THEN HURRIED TO PICK IT UP.

MESS YOU, MESS YOU UP

NOW MOMENTS LOST AND MEMORIES MADE, TIME HAS PASSED THE DAYS GONE A STRAY, AND WATCHING THROUGH YOUR WINDOW SHADE, YOU SLOWLY DRIFT AWAY
(MESS YOU, MESS YOU UP)

AND RIDING IN YOUR SINKING SHIP, THE FEELING COMES ALIVE AND TAKES IT’S GRIP,
AND JUST BEFORE YOU NOTICE IT, YOU’RE STUCK WITHOUT YOUR CUT.

MESS YOU, MESS YOU UP

Core of Me

Written By: Wayne Allen

ALL THE TIME, WE SPEND ON THE GROUND

EVERYWHERE WE WENT, ON THE GROUND

EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE SEARCHED FOR AND NOT YET FOUND

IT’S COMING DOWN ON ME, DOWN ON THE GROUND

WELL I THINK ABOUT ALL THE GOOD THINGS THAT I’VE SEEN

AND I’LL THINK ABOUT ALL THE GOOD TIMES AROUND THE CORE OF ME

AWAITING WATCHING, THE DAWN OF MY YOUTH

WHAT WILL I DO?
WHO WILL I BE?
OR WILL I SEE MY FAMILY?
WILL I DO A LITTLE DRUGS?
ACCEPT A FEW HUGS?
WILL I SAY GOODBYE?
GO AND GET HIGH?
WILL I FALL INTO THE GREED?
DO THE DEED?
WILL THE SLAVES BE FREED?
GET WHAT THEY NEED?
WILL I HAVE A GOOD DAY?
GET MY WAY?
HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY?
NOT BE BETRAYED?

WELL I THINK ABOUT ALL THE GOOD THINGS THAT I’VE SEEN

AND I’LL THINK ABOUT ALL THE GOOD TIMES AROUND THE CORE OF ME

Shoestring

Written By: Wayne Allen

I don’t put too much in my past
Never really seem to get worked up too fast
Even if I were to think real hard about things between us
We would never last

And even if I didn’t live on a bus
And even if I didn’t have an issue with trust
But even if I had no pictures of us, you will always be

Cause you, got me by my shoestrings
You got me with your mood swings
You got me thinking
And you, got me in your shadows
You got me looking backwards
You got me thinking

Instrumental

I could have chosen a different path and walked alone
But I didn’t have to worry you were driving me home
Looking back on that day from here, I wasn’t thinking so clear
If I was, I would probably have known
So now I think I’ll save both of us some time
Let you know that you will always have a place in my mind
But even if I didn’t have another place to be, a girl, like you would never end up with a guy like me,
And even though my eye can only see so far
And even though I’ll never really know who you are
Somethings are better this way; I hear what you say,
I hope you’ll see that someday

Cause you, got me by my shoestrings
You got me with your mood swings
You got me thinking
And you, got me in your shadows
You got me looking backwards
You got me thinking

Cause you, got me by my shoestrings
You got me with your mood swings
You got me thinking
And you, got me in your shadows
You got me looking backwards
You got me thinking

Whitecap

Written By: Wayne Allen

May, may time take us away
And hope, hope bring us a nice day
Stay, stay close for a while
Stay close, stay close for a smile
To, to all of you
I come home, come home when I'm through

It's been a while since I've been here, where I grew up, where I grew up.

Los Federales

Written By: Lincoln Greenhaw

Los Federales

I can see the sunlight shining through the cracks of your fingers
I can see the sun retreat sinking down behind your shaking head
You are no different, thought you could escape the Federales
Holiness and pain and consecrated ground, amen.

Homo igit consutut atque nudat ca so e be est

Shoulder

Written By: Lincoln Greenhaw

I can feel the heartbeats falling all around my stride
Surrounding my replies to silence their refrain.
And the headlight on my bicycle wishing it was someplace else
Shines brightly on the coming cars and rain.

And my head is floating 'round in the air.
Above the unkept silences that softly walk the pavement
Shouting estimates throughout the dirty square.

I put it on the table
And I broke my fall to be with you

Look your hands are folded while you heroes all have died
And systems did enough to silence you to save your foolish pride.

Oooh What are we really good for?
Well it doesn’t seem like much to look at you.

Look your hands are folded while your life is safe inside
You're going to wait until tomorrow till you find a place to hide.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Discography

1.) Self-Titled CD - Green Lemon/Green Lemon
2.) Single - "Shoestring"

Set List

Intergalactic
Ishmael
A Love Ballad
Whitecap
Kanonen Jag Depanzer
Los Federales
Mouth Full of Sand
Shoestring
Yo! Check it out!
Flight of Manwe
Love, Love, Love
Fade into You
Mess
Elephant's Travels
Favorite Lick
Bear Attack
Yellowstone
Half My Friends
Smack By The Pound
Lord Play Us A Song

Listed above is a setlist from a recent show. Green Lemon’s sets are mainly comprised of original material with a few selected cover tunes.