Live Oak

Live Oak

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Soulfull rock and roll. This band thrives on its live performances and the positive energy in which it creates. Everything from the songwriting to the stage interplay is an integral part of Live Oak, and the live is where this group able to shine.

Biography

A highly energized, soul-driven rock outfit, Live Oak has been turning audiences inside-out with their sticky grooves since 2000. The band is currently made up of guitarists/vocalists Campbell Brown and Brian Graham, Dan Logan on the drums, Stephen Stokes on the organ and rhodes, and Ryan "Ike" Griffin on the bass. These journeymen have been playing around the Southeast for almost eight years. Live Oak is deeply rooted in blues and funk, and Campbell and BG’s vocals demonstrate a real understanding of soul expression.
The band was originally formed at The College of Charleston in 1998. The band has changed some members but has always stayed within the “family”. This “tight- nit” unit shares their family vibe in their music and especially at their live shows. From their stretched-out, Allman Brothers influenced rock to their measured approach to song writing they have always embraced their Southern rock past.
In 2003 Live Oak finished their third studio effort and created their second album with Already Gone. The album shows a real maturity and realization of what the band is all about.... “tighter rhythms and funkier bass lines... Variety and skilled musicianship hit the mark on this funky find,” The Charleston City Paper. The band has been touring and writing ever since. Currently they are working on a live album, which really reflects how the band sounds.
"This (playing live) is when our most creative stuff seems to flow. We definitely admire today’s bands that have made their name by paying their dues on the road. We hope that one day we'll fall in that same bracket and level of influence," (Campbell Brown~from The Charleston City Paper interview).

Lyrics

Good Day

Written By: Campbell Brown- Live Oak

You don’t know what you’re missing
And I’m sure you got your reasons
Well I got soul waitin’ here for you
So pick it up, put it down
Try to pass it all around
It’s not a simple plan
(I’ll) leave you on a one night stand
It had to be that way
(You) missed me on a real bad day

Imagine that I called
What (are) you scared of
Remember all those times
Now don’t you realize

Don’t drive me mad now, Lucy
We’ve got a funny thing going on
You got me out here on my own
So pick it up, put it down
Try to pass it all around
It’s not a simple plan
(I’ll) leave you on a one night stand
It had to be that way
(You) missed me on a real good day

Imagine that I called
What (are) you scared of
Remember all those times
Now don’t you realize

Oh, don’t treat me that bad
Or I’ll treat you the same way too
Pick me up when I’m feeling down
I’ll pick you up when I’m not passin’ ‘round

Oh, don’t treat me that bad
I see you the same way too
Pick me up when I’m feeling down
I can’t tell you’re passing all around

You’re not the one that I’m thinking of
I got to close and I see the sun
Everyday brings a new dawn
I’m already gone

Crazy World

Written By: Campbell Brown

Not spending a dime livin' a fast pace.
You know it's hard to make it when you ain't got nothin' to do.
Six days in a week gone by and the other ones's out to get ya.
You know that if life's too hard, just look somewhere else now, baby.

Take a good look all around.
You might just find that it ain't bad livin', so keep on searchin' for your crazy world.

Waistin' time for no good reason.
Who thought you'd be here in another day.
To find the same old season.
Passing you by, and greet you in another day.

The sun comes up, the moon goes down.
You might just find that it ain't bad livin', so keep on searchin' for your crazy world.

I might have a strange point of view.
You know just where I'm comin' from.
I've been ripped up and thrown away.
Left me with one good foot that I'm still standin' on.

The tide rolls in, and a wave rolls out.
You might just find that it ain't bad livin', so keep on searchin' for your crazy world.

Not spending a dime livin' a fast pace.
You know it's hard to make it when you ain't got nothin' to do.
Six days in a week gone by and the other ones's out to get ya.
You know that if life's too hard, just look somewhere else now, baby.

People change, but no one's to blame.
You might just find that it ain't bad livin', so just keep on searchin', baby, for your crazy world.

Shakin' It Easy

Written By: Campbell Brown

I got my feet firmly on the ground.
Ain't nobody here messin' around.
I got soul wrapped on my brain.
Believe me, baby, I can't see your face.

Let me walk on my own road.
Leave me here to be on my own.
I traveled this far, and I'm feelin' so fine.
I'm gonna make it, baby, in my good time.

Give me back my two dollar bill.
I need some good luck just to get my fill.
I'm dreamin' of headin' west sometime tomorrow.
Do you have any loose change that I can borrow.

Let me walk on my own road.
Leave me here to be on my own.
I traveled this far, and I'm feelin' so fine.
I'm gonna make it, baby, in my good time.

Well I'm shakin' it so easy, man.
Ain't got no home, ain't got no land. I find some goodness even though I'm feelin' low. Tell someplace that you'd like to go.

Let me walk on my own road.
Leave me here to be on my own.
I traveled this far, and I'm feelin' so fine.
I'm gonna make it, baby, in my good time.

Let me walk on my own road.
Leave me here to be on my own.
I traveled this far, and I'm feelin' so fine.
I'm gonna make it, baby, in my good time.

Discography

"Live Oak"- LP
"Island Studios"-EP
"Already Gone"-LP

Set List

Here is a copy of one our most recent shows.

I.
Dynamite (King Floyd)
Uptight Fool >>>
Sheila
Photograph
Funky Motion (Roy Ayers) >>>
Live It Up
California >>>
In My Time Of Dying (Led Zeppelin) >>>
California

II.

Come & Go Blues (Allman Brothers) >>>
Shakin It Easy
Stuck With You
Right Place, Wrong Time (Dr. John)
Alabama
Get Up >>> Jam >>>
No Better Place
People Say (The Meters)

Enc: Time (no intro) >>> Breathe Reprise (Floyd)