Old Stone Revue

Old Stone Revue

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A band centered on songwriting. With a live show that joins raw intensity, grit and heart, along with poignant lyricism and musicianship. At times emotive, and at others jubilant; this North Carolina band delivers real American music .

Biography

Old Stone Revue was formed by Brandon Knox (vocals, harmonica), Joe Blevins (vocals, guitar) and Chris Lord (guitar,vocals) as a band centered on songwriting, with a live show that joins raw intensity, grit and heart, along with poignant lyricism and musicianship.

With influences from John Prine, Johnny Cash, and Del McCoury, to Jazz is Dead, and Gram Parsons; Old Stone Revue mix bluegrass and country with rock and soul.

Shortly after establishing John Holder (bass) in the band, Old Stone Revue headed in to Ovation Sound Studios (Winston Salem, NC) to record their debut LP "Heirloom". The 10 song album was released in May 2008.

Old Stone Revue was named 2008 Band of the Year by the Winston-Salem Journal and "Heirloom" was named to the Top 10 Albums of 2008 by Yes! Weekly (Greensboro).

At times emotive, and at others jubilant; this North Carolina band delivers real American music .

Lyrics

Home

Written By: Joe Blevins

She was a hairdresser, he welded steel
She came from the wrong side of town, he came from a field
He stood outside the window, was standing in the light
All dressed up in army green, nothing ever looked that right

She said I have burned down my bridge
I have lost the trail that lingered on
Let my mind unwind and slow on down
Yeah I’m goin on back home

And they moved up to the mountains and built themselves a home
They’d get drunk down by the fish pond, when they got some time alone
When the wind blew through the holler it carried like a song
He’d drop his work just to look at her, oh you could hear him hum along

Singing I have burned down my bridge
I have lost the trail that lingered on
Let my mind unwind and slow on down
Yeah I’m goin on back home
Now the years rolled by and the kids grew up
There were times they both thought of givin up
And on the poor side of town is where they’ll put em in the ground
By the burned out old farm house, the wind still sings the sound

That I have burned down my bridge
I have lost the trail that lingers on
Let my mind unwind and slow on down
Yeah I’m goin on back home

All Creation

Written By: Brandon Knox

Well I sowed the wayward seed
Well I knelt with Grace Divine
And I spoke in tongues foreign
All the while I wasn’t sure just what I’d find
Well I’ve seen the hanging gardens
Well I tamed the loathsome shrew
I made peace with gods and devils
With stammering lips this thirst would soon be quenched

I see my self at the weeping willow
I cry aloud lord save me
Is this life more than a struggle
O lord wont you save me

I crawled just like a serpent
Rode the heavens sky with the fowl of air
I lived the life of a burdened beast
I stand erect and rest, try to choose which path is best
I called the winds into my service
I shot the stars out of the sky
I held the moon in the crevice of my palm
I shake the world with song from the end to creation long

(chorus)

Discography

Old Stone Revue-"Heirloom"

Set List

60% original / 40% covers.
45-90 min sets

Originals from the new LP "Heirloom"
Jericho
That's The Way Love Is
Home
Big Brother
Silver Lining
Man In Black
All Creation
Smaller Every Day
Long Ago
Take Your Chances

More Originals:

Her Pride
Missouri Rose
Laughing At The Blues
Sky Is Blue
Golden Radio
Tear Me To Pieces
Sweet Low Down
Just The Same
Ballad Of Rosy Red
Old Ghost
Ridin' With The Devil
River Side
Sanity
Baby Chile
Hymn
Elijah
Bags Packed
Scatter My Ashes

Covers:

Family Tree- Darrell Scott
Miracle Of Living- Darrell Scott
Whiskey- Darrell Scott
Harlan- Darrell Scott
Compared To What- Lester McCann
Ooh Las Vegas- Gram Parsons
Auctioneer- Leroy Van Dyke
Some People Cheat- Traditional
Workin' At The Car Wash Blues- Jim Croce
Folsom Prison- Johnny Cash