Hot Tractor

Hot Tractor

BandRockAmericana

Slamin' midwest rock and roll, with anything from toe tappin' to ass swingin. Give us a listen and feel free to e-mail hottractorband@yahoo.com for additional info. Will Travel ANYWHERE as long as the venue can be packed by common folk!

Biography

Molding a mix of rock and roll, bluegrass, funk and jamming, Hot Tractor is a high energy-dance oriented live performance phenomenon. With tight arrangements, intricate interplay and lyrics that leave one clinging on every word, Hot Tractor produces music for the common folk of all ages. This is spirited music that revitalizes the soul and reinvigorates the goodness in life.
Led by chief songwriter Shane Hardwicke (vocals,guitar,keys), Hot Tractor hits all the spaces in between with a sound that ranges from the modern rock feel of the Red Hot Chili Peppers to the foot stompin grooves of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Lyrics that are reminiscent of a 21st century Bob Dylan meets John Hiatt meets Bob Marley. Guitar innovator Ian Hart brings passion and soul to every performance and creates one of the most unique and expressive guitar techniques ever heard. Combined with an interweaving rhythm section of drummer Corey Bowe, percussionist Craig Welch and bassist Zach Bartel, this band focuses on the end product for each song, continually listening to the intricacies of each with respect and admiration. This is without mentioning the bone chilling vocal harmonies the group provides, or some of the tastiest harmonica playing ever heard by showman extraordinaire Jason Naber.
Hot Tractor is the essence of what every music lover enjoys. Great/unique music that is a style of thier own and a diverse amount of material that can satisfy everyone.

Lyrics

Wisco Life

Written By: Shane Hardwicke

Our kind don't get off on big money. And We've got no love for nine to five. I feel so lost here in this country, I wonder how I'll spend the rest of my life.
Throw a little love back kick it at an elbow tight pub saloon. Girls with rag hats on, shaking all across the room. There's a down beat thumping, and everyone's feeling fine. Gald I got to know you brother its a fabulous Wisco Life.
Lighten us up, let us all back down. I feel so corrupt, when you're not around. This world's messep up, and we're just clowns, pinting steel pictures in a small midwestern town.
And our kind has good times in the sunshine. We're not watching cable tv. All the pleasures that surround me, like ladies in bikinis. Hot damn this is the life for me.

Anecdotal Surprise

Written By: Shane Hardwicke

I was living on an ocean train, taking my time, standing on a levy. We were buring out both our brains, taking a gypsy ride. To each of us it felt all the same, something surreal, with little or no how. But we got thier just the same, Anecdotal Surprise.
Diamond Dave on the radio blasting, a book in my hand by the pole that I'm casting. Eleven weeks on a '72, ain't sleep coming cause my mind' s still runnin. Budget's tight byut I'm used to the feeling, passed out I'm staring at a bathroom ceiling. Eleven weeks when I last saw you, my whole body's numb, but I ain't bummin.
THERE'S NO REASON TO FORGET ABOUT IT. IF IT AIN'T WRONG YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT. THE BULLET'S GONE, YOU ALMOST MISSED THE TRAIN. COME ON AND TELL ME IT STRAIGHT NOW IF YOU DON'T DOUBT IT, BROKEN OR BUSTED THE GOOD CAPTAIN SHOUTED. THE BULLET'S BACK, RIGHT FROM WHERE IT CAME.
I'm still thinking of the ocean train, its still on my mind, I don't feel ready, but I know I'll never be the same, and that I recognize. Some say its just a part of the game. The good days are gone, the burden is heavy. They don't understand why I came, Anecdotal Surprise.

Cold Beer and Comedy

Written By: Shane Hardwicke

I see the colors of the sun. Wrapped in a smile that lives all around me. And I love the imperfections in sound, sweet soul singing and poor boy harmony. And I live for reflections in the night, the kind that recall the memories of yesterday. I know when something good is right and girl you make me feel like Cold Beer and Comedy.
My mind's always shaking when you're here for the taking. I'm getting dizzy while you're spinning around. It'll be sweet love making when nobody's faking 'bout the way that it feels when we're getting down.
You make make me feel like Cold Beer and Comedy, I know that it's right when you're sitting next to me. You make me feel like Cold Beer and Comedy, the touch of your hand is your poor girl harmony.
I sleep with a dream that never ends. It touches my mind with a transient enerygy. And I never have to pretend, that I'm feeling blue when she's here to care for me.
My mind's always shaking when you're here for the taking. I'm getting dizzy while you're spinning around. It'll be sweet love making when nobody's faking 'bout the way that it feels when we're getting down.

Discography

The release of "Love What You Can" in the summer of 2005 marks the debut of Hot Tractor.
Please check out www.hottractorband.com
If you would like a full CD to be sent to your venue please e-mail hottractorband@yahoo.com or jasonnaber@yahoo.com and we will get you CD.

Set List

Over two hours of great original material and hundreds of covers that range from CCR, to the Foo Fighters to Ryan Adams and the Grateful Dead.
Originals:
Save it for another Time (Hardwicke)
Dirt road (Welch)
Work Song (Hardwicke)
Objectivity (Hardwicke)
Anecdotal Surprise (Hardwicke)
Stop (Welch/Hardwicke)
Wisco Life (Hardwicke)
Love What You Can (Hardwicke)
Mountain (Welch)
Cold Beer and Comedy (Hardwicke)
Collapse (Hardwicke)
River Rolls On (Welch)
Ghosts in the Attic (Hart)
For Awhile (Hardwicke)
Written During War (Hot Tractor)