Guardrail Angel

Guardrail Angel

BandAmericanaRock

Guardrail Angel blends twangy guitars, universal truths and harmonies that will break your heart with a batch of alternative country-tinged rock 'n roll you might-a heard on an AM radio down a dusty backroad somewhere a long time ago.

Biography

Guardrail Angel was born in the cold gray of January 2004 when the long-time rhythm section of Dallas Mount and Shelly Welker placed an ad in a local rag looking for musicians, along with a list of influences that included Uncle Tupelo and Lucinda Williams. The four strangers who responded to that ad have been writing and playing music with Mount and Welker ever since.

"It was like four blind dates that all worked out," guitarist Dan Klepal said.

The band's other influences range from Loretta Lynn to the Stones and Springsteen. GA has an equal range, with the ability to blister through an all-out rocker one minute, and switch gears to a melodic country ballad that will have you crying in your beer the next. They might even throw a waltz a'tcha from time to time.

"We all have musicians that we love and emulate," says bassist Shelly Welker, "and I think each member brings those special influences to each song."

This Southwest Ohio band's approach to music is the same as a Southern preacher to a sermon, reference the devil and deliver the goods with fire and passion.

Lyrics

Devil & A Southern Belle

Written By: S. Welker & J. Brock

Draw out your words
Bat your eyes
Show me the depths
Of the secrets you hide

Blush when I call you my
Pretty little southern belle

Don't mind me
I'm the travelling kind
Give me your word
And I'll blow your mind

I'll lay a path of gold
For you to join me in hell

It's the courtship
Of the devil and a southern belle
She's a willing buyer
Of what he sells
Drinking and dancing
It all has to do with nothing
It's only the courtship
Of the devil and a southern belle

One more kiss
And soon you'll be mine
My hands in your petticoat
So much for refined

You've traded in your demeanor
For a tarnished crown

It's the courtship
Of the devil and a southern belle
She's a willing buyer
Of what he sells
Drinking and dancing
It all has to do with nothing
It's only the courtship
Of the devil and a southern belle

It's only the courtship
Of the devil and a southern belle

Discography

Guardrail Angel EP-2005

Set List

Can fill up to 90 minutes with original music.