JT Spangler

JT Spangler

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

I write songs to remind me not do make the same mistakes over again. And to remind me that love is a bitter, brutal, wonderful thing.

Biography

He was born by the river, in a little tent. No, wait, that was Sam Cooke. JT was born by a river; the Mississippi, to be exact. The Louisiana native was born in Baton Rouge and now resides in Los Angeles.

But that's not the important part of the story. The important part doesn't start until college, when he first picks up the guitar. And it really starts to get interesting when he writes his first song a few years later.

In a crowded singer-songwriter niche, Spangler stands out with catchy melodies and straightforward lyrics. His passion is the study of humanity and social interaction and his hope is that these songs will add perspective for anyone who's ever been in a relationship (good, bad, or other).

Lyrics

Saving Grace

Written By: JT Spangler

V: It's three in the morning, we're still on the phone
Why can't I say what's on my mind?
You know that he is not the guy for you,
I'd never treat you so unkind

Ch: You've been standing in the rain, scared to up and run away
I could be the sun on your face
You think you've gotta settle for someone who puts up with you
I could be your saving grace
I could be the sun on your face
I could be your saving grace

V: It's six in the morning we're still on the phone
Just gonna say what's on my mind
Give me a chance to be the one you need
Just take my hand, baby be mine

Ch: You've been standing in the rain, scared to up and run away
I could be the sun on your face
You think you've gotta settle for someone who puts up with you
I could be your saving grace
I could be the sun on your face
I could be your saving grace

Br: Just let me save you from yourself
You know I only wish you well
So let me save you from yourself

Ch: You've been standing in the rain, scared to up and run away
I could be the sun on your face
You think you've gotta settle for someone who puts up with you
I could be your saving grace
I could be the sun on your face
I could be your saving grace

Repeat and fade.

Discography

Love Songs For No One (EP, 2007).
The Vienna Circle Sessions (EP, 2009)

Most songs available on myspace, all songs available on several internet radio sites. All songs available on all major digital distribution sites.

Single: Impossible (radio airplay on KSLU in Hammond, LA and on KPCW in Park City, UT)

Set List

Someone Like You
Love Gives Me Strength
Wake Me Up
Impossible
Lullaby
Saving Grace
Good Morning, Baby
Easy To Breathe

Covers -- I can do several hours of nothing but covers, and in fact have done so for years. They range from old Soul and Motown music to Classic Rock to 90s Rock to current pop hits.

The ideal set length for me is about 45 minutes, but I've done gigs ranging from 20 minutes to 4 hours. 45 minutes allows me enough time to hit all the originals I want to and also mix in a few covers.