Laura Lockie & Charles King

Laura Lockie & Charles King

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Intelligent Southern Blues Rock with Jazz and R&B influences. The Band fronted by A Lady. Lynrd Skynrd meets Alannis Morissette. Nora Jones and Johnny Winter. Not your average cover band, but musicians have their own authentic voices.

Biography

We play alll over Atlanta as an acoustic duo and also as a high energy Blues Rock band with additional musicians, including the Atlanta Blues legend Big Al Jano of the Blues Mafia.
We have done large festivals in Mississippi, North Carolina and all over Georgia, We've played at Night Clubs like Blind Willies and Darwins, restaurants, and done local TV for Comcast.

One Club owner we work with says, " They can be background music for whatever is going on, or they can steal the show. They can do it all!"

Our CD is getting worldwide play on podcasts and radio out of France, Scotland, Canada, Belgium and Australia and we have been featured artists on Whole Wheat Radio out of Talkeetna, Alaska. Our song, "Simple Woman Blues" has been selected for the Acoustic Rainbow sampler that will be distributed to 1300 radio stations and podcasts in April this year.
We play a broad range of material from Duke Ellington to Fiona Apple. This command of all styles of American music from the past 50 years contributes to the songs that we write. People like our music because they can identify with our familiar sound and heartfelt, intelligent lyrics. Our cover material has been deconstructed and rebuilt in our own, all too human image to present just the essence of what makes a song work, that is what gets your toes tapping and what touches your heart. We aim to do both.

Lyrics

The Second Half

Written By: Laura Lockie & Charles King

All my children have grown now
Why won't they leave home
It's not like I'm frightened of being alone
I'd like to pull up stakes and buy me a Harley and ride

My body is broke, But I still want to fly away
My Wings may be broke, But I still want to fly away

I just saw another dead deer in the road
They've cut all the trees down
They've got nowhere to go
Why do we need another drug store in this town?
The whole country's on drugs and that's why we elected a clown

My spirit is broke but I still want to fly away
My wings may be broke but I still want to fly away

I can't stand to watch anything on TV, I just see worse and worse versions of me
The violence and bloodshed have made us comfortable numb
We're like frogs on a hot plate
who'll cook when the heat comes on

My dreams are all broke but I still want to fly away, My wings may be broke, but I still want to fly away

OOOOOOOoooo, My wings may be broke, but I still want to fly away x2

All my children have grown now, why wont they leave home
It's not like I'm frightened of being along
I'd like to pull up stakes and buy me a Harley and Ride, how I'd ride
My wings may be broke, But I still want to fly away x2

What You Want

Written By: Laura Lockie & Charles King

I just can't make believe that everything is fine
I've got trouble in my bank account and trouble in my mind
Every time I look left you tell me to look right, and as soon as I turn my head
My face gets slapped

I can't be what you want me to be, yeah, Oh I might just loose my mind
I can't be what you want me to be yeah, Oh I just might loose my mind

I can feel your judgement of the way I dress. I'm out without my makeup and my hair is a mess. Feel like I'm walking on a tight rope line, everyone just waiting for me to take a dive

I can't be what you want me to be, yeah, Oh I just might loose my mind
I can't be what you want me to be yeah, Oh I just might loose my mind

Oh, I'm just about to loose my mind
Oh, I'm just about to loose my mind
Oh. I'm just about to loose my mind
Oh, I'm just about to loose my mind

Cause I can't be what you want me to be, No I can't be what you want me to me, No I can' be what you want me to , Be what you want me to, be what you want me to be.

Discography

The Second Half is our first CD. We had fabulous musician friends like Albey Sholes, Jimmy Byrd, who produced, Joey Huffman and Bill Puett help out.
We are currently getting play on Whole Wheat Radio, The Great American Music Hour and radio stations and blues programs across the country.

Set List

PARTIAL LIST OF SONGS AND STYLES

WORK SONG/ NinaSimone , Jazz,Blues
ALL I WANT TO DO/Sheryl Crowe, Pop
WHAT YOU WANT / Lockie/King, Orgional Blues
TAKE OUT SOME INSURANCE/Jimmy Reed
I DON't KNOW WHY/ Norah Jones
GIMME ONE REASON /Tracy Chapman, Blues
GOD BLESS THE CHILD/Billie Holiday Version, Jazz
DONT EXPLAIN/ BILLIE HOLLIDAY
PEOPLE GET READY /Curtis Mayfield, Soul, Spiritual
UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME/ Aretha Franklin
THE SECOND HALF/ Lockie & King
SITTING ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY/ Otis Redding
DRIFTAWAY/ Dobie Gray
MAMA/ Susan Tedeschi, Blues Rock
HURTS SO BAD/ Susan Tedeschi, Country Rock
MY FUNNY VALENTINE Jazz Standard
THIS MASQUERADE /Leon Russel, Latin Jazz
SIGN YOUR NAME/ Terence Trent D’Ardby
UNWELL / Matchbox 20
SECOND HALF/ Lockie/King, Orgional
PIECE OF MY HEART Janis Joplin, Blues
CC RYDER / Rock ‘n Roll Classic
SUMMERTIME Gershwin
WAITING IN VAIN Bob Marley, Reggae
EVERYDAY IS A WINDING Sheryl Crowe, Pop
SOMETHING GOOD Locki