McClain

McClain

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A perfect blend of folk, pop, and Americana. There is a uniqueness to the sound of McClain that sets it apart from the pack, and yet at the same time their music conjures up a familiarity that recalls something close and personal to the listener. For full details: www.myspace.com/tfmcclain

Biography

Pop-Americana act McClain moved to Nashville less than a year ago to further pursue a career that was birthed in a kitchen. Songs sung into a microphone held up by two water glasses and recorded on a simple eight-track recorder emerged as a 12 song LP after the request of intrigued individuals from all across the country. Within two months time all three-hundred handmade albums had been sold, and as a result the long time couple begin to explore the option of pursuing music on a larger scale. The decision was made to make the traditional move to “Music City,” and soon after their arrival in Nashville McClain joined forces with Producer Mike Odmark (Tyler James, Aron Wright, Daniel Ellsworth). After several night sessions “The Ivy EP” emerged. The EP is a complete songwriting experience, shifting effortlessly between Americana and Folk originality.

"Fans of Ryan Adams will approve, fans of Johnny Cash will certainly approve, and fans of good music will love McClain. The Ivy EP is one of the strongest debut EPs I've heard from a Nashville-based artist." -Listen!Nashville (www.listennashville.com)

"McClain's sweet harmonies, earnest songwriting and warm, full sound invokes memories of artists like Ryan Adams and Eastmountainsouth." -Arjan Writes (www.arjanwrites.com)

"It’s brilliant...Listen to “Central Park” - it’s the song that would have kept me from abandoning song-writing, had I written it." -Addison Road (www.addisonrd.com)

-We are currently endorsed by "Dean Markley Strings" and by "UltraSound Amplifiers."

Lyrics

Growing Old

Written By: Travis McClain

Growing Old

Verse 1:
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Oh My soul in Tennessee, a land that I don’t know
A
There ain’t no good reason for my story to go untold
F#m
I’m growing old
A
I’m growing old
A
I find myself some piece of mind in a place that no one goes
A
She’s been waiting way too long, and Lord she’s growing old
F#m
She’s growing old
A
She’s growing old

Chorus:
F#m D Bm E
Some might say you’re good as dead if you can’t
F#m D Bm E
Buy yourself a bed to rest your head, I
F#m D Bm E A
See my face, my dreams run cold
A
I’m growing old
A
I’m growing old

Verse 2:
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The city makes me restless and the country makes me bold
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But I can’t stop believing, and it’s senseless so I’m told
F#m
I’m growing old
A
I’m growing old

Chorus:
F#m D Bm E
Some might say you’re good as dead if you can’t
F#m D Bm E
Buy yourself a bed to rest your head, I
F#m D Bm E A
See my face, my dreams run cold
A
I’m growing old
A
I’m growing old

Discography

1. The Ivy "EP"

1. Central Park
2. High School Football
3. Growing Old
4. Home
5. The Reckoning
6. Home

-music has been featured on several online blogs and radio stations including:

www.blondieandtheviking.com

www.arjanwrites.com

The songs Central Park, High School Football, Nobody Town, and Home were all placed on the WB show "Everwood."

-For radio play list go to our myspace and see the radio dates/performances.

Set List

1. Calling Out Loud
2. Better Way
3. Home
4. Growing Old
5. Without Any Words
6. Manhattan
7. Central Park
8. Nobody Town
9. High School Football
10. The Reckoning

Covers:
1. various Beatles, James Taylor, and Ryan Adams covers.