Levy: The Band-LTB

Levy: The Band-LTB

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LTB is headed by veteran songwriters Tita Hutchison and Greg "Goopking" Stricklin and is joined by veteran musicians in all positions. LTB writes in a straight up American fashion fusing together Country, Rock, Blues and Jazz with BIG hooks. LTB is now enjoying the success of their debut Video

Biography

Video to Devil Plays for Keeps can be seen here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvW-nv3Pprs

Tita Hutchison and Greg "Goopking" Stricklin have been songwriting partners for 9 years. In that time we have written, engineered produced, recorded and promoted award winning, critically acclaimed albums and tours.

Levy: The Band, or LTB is something that came together while writing for an established Country artist. On February 15, 2009 we wrote a song for the economy called "Devil Plays for Keeps." After presenting the song to said artist and management it was decided that the artist would not be believable presenting the song due to his financial well being. Since all concerned were genuinely excited about the song, and realized it need to be recorded and distributed quickly, Tita and Greg were urged to produce it themselves.

February 28, 2009-Tita and Greg gathered their tried and true team of studio musicians and recorded "Devil Plays for Keeps." Upon its completion and mix Greg decided to release it to his buddies in the entertainment community that had taken a beating in the stock market. Two days after emailing the song to these executives, two prominent film crews from two big budget films got together and decided a video needed to be shot. A few days went by when LTB was called and told all that “needed to be done� were the "LIVE SHOTS." So, on March 7, 2009 this was accomplished.

After a few weeks of editing the video, "Devil Plays for Keeps" was released on YouTube and quickly garnered 20,000+ views with little to no promotion.
Being a Texas Native, and having toured the Great State extensively, Greg started the radio blitz. After a plethora of non-reporting Texas stations started to play Devil Plays for Keeps, larger broadcasters started to grab hold. First to grab on was Dr. Bob of Dr. Bobs blues show in Springfield, MO. on Clear Channels US97 and their sister country station The Wolf. In just a few short weeks Devil Plays for Keep’s moved through Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. Immediately Greg and Tita wrote and recoded their follow up entitled “Whisper on The Wind� that reflects on all of our simpler times. Starting May 16, 2009 Whisper on The Wind will debut on some 16 stations in the markets above.

Currently LTB is in the process of recording 20 songs. After we beat each other to a pulp deciding which songs to release, we will release the Album "Aim Low" by the first of June 2009.

Needless to say, this is not Greg and Tita’s first rodeo, but for a change they are coming out from behind the scenes to have a little fun themselves.
Both are easily Googled, and you will find that these two have truly been "living the dream," just not in the open.

At the moment, LTB's social network pages are only for Industry personnel, and at a quick glance will show many MD's, PD's and DJ's as friends.

Lyrics

Devil Plays for Keeps

Written By: Tita Hutchison and James G Stricklin

Song: "The Devil Plays for Keeps"
Lyrics: Stricklin/Hutchison
Music: Stricklin
(c) 2009 Hutchison/Stricklin All Rights Reserved
ASCAP
ISRC US-3QB-09-00001

I've been livin a life of lies
Been to the bank so often
I thought it was mine
Peter begin Paul on one side
To pay the other
Aint but one way out
Chapter 7 Brother

The Devil Plays for Keeps
And I just don't have the cards

Times are tough
You know they're rough
It will be a while before
I can give a BUCK

Lost the 401
Can't lose the house
I'm in it so deep
What will happen to me now?
I asked the Feds
To send some help
I asked the Feds, to send some help
they said they're sorry but it went to a C.E.O. somehow... What?"

The Devil Plays for Keeps
And I just don't have the cards

Times are tough
You know they SUCK
It will be a while before
I can give a BUCK

Times are tough
You know they're rough
It will be a while before
I can give a BUCK

GM...Ford...AIG...Citi-Bank...FDIC...TARF...CALF
Please explain it to me
Cuz...Oh My God

Times are tough
You know they SUCK
It will be a while before
I can give a BUCK

Times are tough
You know they're rough
It will be a while before
I can give a BUCK

Hey Mr. Flynt...Mind if I cut in?

Times are tough
You know they're rough
It will be a while before
I can give a BUCK

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Discography

Devil Plays for Keeps - Released March 26, 2009. 24 FM stations and 15 Internet Radio outlets.

Whisper on The Wind will be released to radio May 16, 2009 with exclusive regional rights reserved for Dr. Bob's Blues Clinic in Springfield, MO and Jett Black's radio show on KCRN in San Angelo, TX.

Video to Devil Plays for Keeps can be seen here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvW-nv3Pprs

Set List

LTB is NOT a cover band! Our set is 1 hour to 1:15 in length and is a high energy event. We are seasoned stage veterans and know how to get a crowd that has never heard of us to RAISE THE ROOF.
We are also quite accomplished in the art of promotion and are able to draw 150-200 people anywhere...Even in a first time appearance.
Greg and Tita also enjoy performing acoustic sets.

Video to Devil Plays for Keeps can be seen here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvW-nv3Pprs