Huns & Dr. Beeker

Huns & Dr. Beeker

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Singer-Songwriters with exceptional vocals. Two and Three part harmonies. Acoustic driven with bass, drums and lead guitar backing. Excellent original material, reminiscent of CSNY, America and The Eagles.

Biography

Though they grew up only a few blocks from each other in a small Midwestern town, Huns & Dr. Beeker never really knew each other until they met musically. When they finally did play together for the first time, they were amazed. It sounded like they had been singing together all their lives! Audiences agreed, and were delighted by their creative harmonies, and emotive song writing.
Huns & Dr. Beeker have had great success playing for enthusiastic crowds throughout the Midwest, and other parts of the country. Their latest release “The Middle of Somewhere”, continues to showcase their unique vocal harmonies, and gives the listener a look into the pains, pleasures, loves and losses of their personal lives. There is a new maturity in their songwriting, which can only be attained by a great deal of life experience.
Joined by producer/musician Todd Bowie, the duo explores new vocal territory, which serves to enhance the already engrossing lyrical content. From the whimsical “The Dew Drop Inn”, a story about the patrons of a small country bar on a rainy afternoon, to the poignant “Ghost Town”, a haunting tribute to the victims of the Chernobyl nuclear accident, this new CD will touch the hearts of listeners unlike anything else Huns & Dr. Beeker have ever recorded. Ted Jensen and Ryan Smith mastered the final tracks at Sterling Sound in New York City, adding to the magic of the record

Lyrics

Cereal Girl

Written By: Huns & Dr. Beeker

most every night I hear her out there all alone
the sound of spoon in bowl comes sadly down the hall
where loneliness and sorrow chill me to the bone
and I am overwhelmed by the darkness of it all

chorus:
cereal girl what goes through your mind
in the wee hours of the morning when the rest of us sleep
cereal girl I know that life’s been unkind
but don’t give up the fight tonight
‘cause you know that this is something you can beat

when you were small I used to chase your blues away
when monsters came a creepin’ round to frighten you
but now the things that haunt you aren’t afraid of me
and it breaks my heart to think there’s nothin’ I can do

[chorus]

in a few hours I’ll get out of bed to start my day
but you’ll lie awake trying to end the one before
and I might think of something that I need to say
but the saying often seems to be the biggest chore

[chorus]

Ponies

Written By: Huns & Dr. Beeker

see the ponies run in the autumn sun
flashing hooves and flowing manes spreading out across the plains

high above the trees through the timberline
moving silhouettes against the sky

chorus:
giddy-up and go now, giddy-up
giddy-up and go now, giddy-up

do not trust my hand or that of any man
take no time to think just get away as quickly as you can

run to better days find a place to graze
head fast to greener pastures and instead of getting captured you’ll be safe
you’ll be safe

[chorus]

ponies run away and don’t believe a word they say
ponies run away and live to run another day

see the ponies run in the autumn sun
flashing hooves and flowing manes spreading out across the plains

[chorus]

The Dew Drop Inn

Written By: Huns & Dr. Beeker

Little bit ‘o rain falls
On the dew drop inn
Barkeep asks the regulars
About how their day has been
So far, until now
It’s a long way up the mountain
To that little country bar
And anybody sitting there
Can tell you just how far they came

and oh, it’s a long way home
It’s a long way down the mountain
On a long and winding road
like the love song to your door

So may people,
So many come and go
Some I’ve never seen before
And some I think I know
For so long
And it’s they who try and tell me
That I should let you be
I tell them that I have
But then I know that they know me
So well, for so long

And oh, it’s a long way home
It’s a long way down the mountain
On a long and winding road
Like the love song to your door

I never should’ve left you, but I knew I couldn’t dance
And I’d wind up on your doorstep if I thought I had the chance to be
With you again

And oh, it’s a long way home
It’s a long way down the mountain
On a long and winding road
Like the love song to your door

Little bit ‘o rain falls
On the Dew Drop Inn
Barkeep asks the regulars
About how their day has been
So far, until now

Ghost Town (for the victims of Chernobyl)

Written By: Hunsbusher/Erickson

Ghost Town

There was no way they could have known that morning
That they awoke upon a fateful day
The killer wind came down without a warning
And no one had the chance to get away

What they saw defied all explanation
Someone said the trees we glowing red
They say the light came from the radiation
But, maybe it’s the spirits of the dead

Mama, where are you?
Papa, where did you go?
And where are all the children who used to play here?
Only heaven knows

The firemen were brave, they fought with honor
But, the blaze was more than it appeared to be
And one by one, they fell beside their comrades
The victims of a foe they could not see

(Chorus)

Gone; the homes, the gardens, and the playgrounds
Gone; the souls who made their living here
They say this place will always be a Ghost Town
It will be, for at least six hundred years

(Chorus)

Discography

"The Middle of Somewhere" - Released Oct, 2005.
CD - 13 tracks of all original material.
Songs from this CD have been played on local, NPR, and internet radio stations.

Set List

We usually do two 45 min. sets of all original material. Following are typical sets:

Set 1

A Day Like This
Middle Class Man
Dew Drop Inn
Simple Love
We Do What We Can
Wrong Again
Just About Midnight
The Un Song
Another Star
Cereal Girl
Ponies

Set 2

Cry Me a River
On My Way
Northland
The Money Changers
As Soon AS
Still the Fool
Company Man
West of Laramie
The Road Calls
Keeper of the Flame
That’s Just Not Cool

Extras

O’Grady’s Sorrow
Hang On To Forever
Hey Mister
You Are the Best
Nothing New
Sarbanes/Oxley