Karma Farmers

Karma Farmers

BandFolkAcoustic

The Karma Farmers play original acoustic music, usually as a trio, featuring Jeanine Guidry (vocals), Dave Shiflett (vocals, guitar), and Tripp Johnson (mandolin). SUMMER BREAK -- Jeanine is in Holland: we'll be out gigging again in Late August

Biography

The Karma Farmers play original acoustic music, usually as a trio, featuring Jeanine Guidry (vocals), Dave Shiflett (vocals, guitar), and Tripp Johnson (mandolin). They are currently promoting two projects: "Songs for Aging Cynics" (a full length CD available on iTunes and CDBaby) and a single, "All the Good Men," available only at www.allthegoodmen.com.

Rick Warner, Bloomberg News, writes that "If Twain and Mencken were alive today, they'd have ``Songs for Aging Cynics" on their iPods." He adds that "Dave Shiflett also writes a mean love song."

We are a fairly new act that has enjoyed good airplay of our CD and new single, which can be found at www.allthegoodmen.com. While we have concentrated on central Virginia gigs, we are now expanding our travel schedule.

Lyrics

All the good men

Written By: Dave Shiflett

All the good men
Finally come home
Marching no more, some all alone
Lying beneath flags just as still as a stone

Riding past fields where they used to play
Back to the towns where they would have stayed
Finally home where their mothers prayed through
The night

No more tears in those weary eyes
No more prayers to those silent skies
When old men talk war
Young men will die far away

Far from the fields where they used to play
Far from the towns where they would have stayed
Far from the homes where their mothers
Prayed for their lives

No more hope in those weary eyes
No more prayers to those silent skies
When old men talk war
Young men will die far away

Missa Solemnis
Sing sadly sing
Angel of death spread wide your wings
Mothers will weep and bury their dreams in the night

All the good men and women come home
Marching no more, their duty done
Their mothers weep
And bury their dreams in the night
In the night

Perfect Sky

Written By: Dave Shiflett

When I see you sad and lonely
When those tears you start to cry
Then I know I love you only
Doesn't matter why
If you want to dream a little
Come and lie here side by side
And the stars will tell our stories
Out in the perfect sky, perfect sky

I don't believe in Cinderella
Don't believe in magic spells
I have never heard the story
They say that time will tell

But I do know that I love you
I know love's no magic wand
I was feeling down and hopeless
Before you came along

So when I see you sad and lonely
When those tears you start to cry
Then I know I love you only
It doesn't matter why

If you want to dream a little
Come and lie here side by side
And the stars will tell our stories
Out in the perfect sky, perfect sky

I never made wishes at a well
I never had a fortune I'd want to tell
But you gave me a feeling that I know so well
When the stars are telling stories
Destiny seems suddenly there

I can't believe in Cinderella
Can't believe in magic spells
I may never hear the story
They say that time will tell
But I do know that I love you
Come and lie here side by side
And the stars may tell our story
Out in the perfect sky
Perfect sky

Nowhere

Written By: Dave Shiflett

There's a space between today
And the way that this day should have been
In that space I'll find our love again
You say nowhere is the place our love resides
Well nowhere is an easy place to find

The mystery of how love's lost
Is lost on me
I'm not so sure that lost it really is
You say nowhere
Is a place that suits you fine
I've been nowhere lots of times

I found you
In a world so sad and blue
Where heartaches go
A dozen for a dime
The mystery is how one love can be
In two hearts at the same time

There's a space between today
And the way that this day should have been
In that space I'll find our love again
There ain’t nowhere in this world for you to hide
Cause nowhere's an easy place to find
And I've been nowhere lots of times

Discography

Songs for Aging Cynics (2006)
All the good men - single (2007)

Set List

Originals (a selection):
Straight for you
Nowhere
Perfect sky
Back in the day
Time goes rushing by
Love you now
All the good men
Beautiful friend
The old sailor
Fly
Darlin'
Simple things
Take my dreams away
The dirt of Galilee

Covers (a selection):
Here, there, and everywhere
In my life
Fly me to the moon
Summertime
American tune
The boxer
Somewhere over the rainbow
Till there was you