Hitman Blues Band

Hitman Blues Band

BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

A “...heart-stopping combination of gritty blues, hot guitar riffs, sexy slide” - blues for the baby boomer generation.

Biography

Performing to packed houses and sold-out shows in both the US and the UK, The Hitman Blues Band attracts a fanatical following of die-hard blues fans and those who just love great music. They play a wide selection of covers - over 350 tunes! But the main draw is the original songs from their CD "Blooztown", "Angel In The Shadows" and their new release "Live At Stonybrook". As a fan said - "These are the songs I would write - if I could!".

Lyrics

Blues Can't Hit

Written By: Russell Alexander

Something's knockin' at the door
Saw you hanging round before
Poor boy blues, you're comin' back for more
Well you ain't gonna find me here
I'm heading out now the coast is clear
I'll burn the trail, I'll light the match
The blues can't hit what the blues can't catch

Woke up feelin' pretty fine
She never crossed my mind
But I was
Drinking gin by half past nine
Well it's tearin' through my heart
I thought we could never part
I can hear it searching, I can hear it scratch
But the blues can't hit what the blues can't catch

Don't you tell me that you reap what you sow
I don't need a lecture on the way to go
All I want is something I can put in gear
So I won't be around when the blues gets here

Don't care where I have to go
Siberia or Mexico
Down in Lousiana, or out in Idaho
I'm just gonna blend with the crowd
Keep on movin', don't get too loud
Lock the door behind me, fasten the latch
Because the blues can't hit what the blues can't catch

Mean Mistreater

Written By: Russell Alexander

Mean Mistreater

I got the hatchback loaded
I got my suitcase on the floor
I got the hatchback loaded
I got my suitcase on the floor
Well you're a mean mistreater
I just can't stay here anymore

You used to be so nice
You used to love me all the time
You used to be so nice
You used to love me all the time
Well you're a mean mistreater
I've got to find some peace of mind

You know I worked so hard
I try to keep you satisfied
You know I worked so hard
I try to keep you satisfied
Well you're a mean mistreater
These are the last tears that I cried

You know I sure do love you
You got a spell that I can't fight
You know I sure do love you
You got a spell that I can't fight
Well you're a mean mistreater
I need someone to treat me right

I got the hatchback loaded
I got my suitcase on the floor
I got the hatchback loaded
I got my suitcase on the floor
Well you're a mean mistreater
I just can't stay here anymore

Green Thing

Written By: Russell Alexander

Green Thing

It ain't about black depression
It ain't about sunny hues
It ain't about black or white or red
It ain't about singing the blues
It's a green thing

It ain't about purple passion
It ain't about jealous rage
It ain't about love, or even hate
Or standing here on the stage
It's a green thing

Don't bother me with your theories
Don't trouble me with your facts
I'm just trying to pay my bills
Before they come and take it all back
It's a green thing

©2000 Russell Alexander/All Rights Reserved

Discography

Blooztown - 2001
Angel In The Shadows - 2003
Live At Stonybrook - 2006
Available on most digital format websites as well as in CD format in various net based and brick and mortar locations. Also available from the group's website.

Set List

Since we play hundreds (literally) of cover tunes, plus a great 45 minute to 2 hour original set, our set list is available upon request. Just too many tunes to list here!