Phoenix Highway

Phoenix Highway

 Burlington, North Carolina, USA
BandAlternativeAmericana

PH is an eclectic mix of talents and styles that creates the trademark "American Blend." With two award-winning songwriters and four accomplished musicians, it's no wonder the group is currently taking the Southeast by storm, and creating music that appeals to fans of Rock/Pop/Americana and beyond.

Biography

"Very cool. Phoenix Highway has a unique sound which will help them gain recognition." -Elliot Mazer (Producer for Neil Young, Janis Joplin, Willie Nelson)

"Beautiful vocal tone...compelling songwriting." -Holly Hutchinson (Former A&R Executive at Capitol & Atlantic Records)

Phoenix Highway was formed when Jacob Danieley (NC), Frank Hurd (RI), and Michael Lobacz (GA) met at Elon University in 2009. The three began performing around North Carolina and quickly developed a following. The band has since added fellow Elon University students Ben Soldate (VA) on bass, and Jake Valente (NY) on drums.

Phoenix Highway has become a recognizable name throughout the town of Elon, its neighboring cities, and recently, a number of states across the East Coast. The band has been gaining momentum due to their captivating live performances and the recent release of their first album, "American Blend."

Lyrics

Young & Reckless

Written By: Frank Hurd

Driving by my old school
Takes me back in time
When girls would drive me crazy
And I’d act like I was fine

Oh, the cheerleaders loved you
If you could shoot that ball
Yeah, sports and girls made up my world
And I tried to win them all

Man, those days were wild and free
Breaking every rule, living dangerously
Friday nights out in the woods
Doin’ everything they said we never should
Yeah, we’d take that risk
Young & Reckless

Now I’m up at daybreak
I clock out after dark
Workin’ to catch that pay raise
The real world sure hit hard

It’s Little League, PTA,
And pay the bills on time
No Friday nights under the lights
With the big game on the line

Man, those days were wild and free
Breaking every rule, living dangerously
Friday nights out in the woods
Doin’ everything they said we never should
Yeah, we’d take that risk
Young & Reckless

It’s funny how the crazy things I did along the way
Turned that wild child into the man I am today

Man, those days were wild and free
Breaking every rule, living dangerously
Friday nights out in the woods
Doin’ everything they said we never should
Yeah, we’d take that risk
And they’d shake their fist
Oh, but we were young…
Young & reckless
We were young

Olde Fashion Runaway

Written By: Frank Hurd

An olde-fashioned runaway
Just tryin' to skip town
Never had many words to say
Just "I gotta’ get out"

I tried my best to get to you
But I never could get on through

So, I'm headed out of Kentucky
'Cause the grass and my soul are so blue
Think I'll head down to old Alabama
Try to drive my thoughts from you
From you

An olde-fashioned runaway
Just tryin' to skip town
Well, I'll travel far away
Until my money runs out

I've tried my hand at everything
But now it seems you're the only thing

So, I'm headed out of Kentucky
'Cause the grass and my soul are so blue
Think I'll head down to old Alabama
Try to drive my thoughts from you
From you

An olde-fashioned runaway
Just tryin' to skip town
I've been searching for yesterday
But she's nowhere to be found

Well, I'm headed out of Kentucky
'Cause the grass and my soul are so blue
Think I'll head down to old Alabama
Try to drive my thoughts from you

Yes, I'm headed out of Kentucky
'Cause the grass and my soul are so blue
Think I'll head down to old Alabama
Try to drive my thoughts from you
From you

Olde fashion runaway
You are
An olde fashion runaway
We are
Olde fashioned runaways

Country Girl

Written By: Jacob Danieley, Todd Coleman, Frank Hurd, Tony Sawyer

Blonde hair, blue eyes
A glimpse of Heaven in the L.A. skies
Daddy’s money, mamma’s youth
Baby-fed with a silver spoon

Corner office in the city
Fifth floor, Rodeo Drive
It’s a rock n’ roll lifestyle
But it ain’t her life

When she gets home and she’s all alone
She cranks the Conway Twitty on the stereo
Throws on an old t-shirt, kicks off her shoes
Does a little line dancing in the living room
Downs a Poncho n’ Lefty with Willie and Merle
‘Cause she’s a country girl in a rock n’ roll world

10:30, Friday night
She’s gonna’ paint the town with neon lights
Wears Channel like her mama’ says she should
Shining like a star in Hollywood

Never liked the taste of Cosmos
Likes whiskey in her Coke
It’s a rock n’ roll lifestyle
But she’s country to the bone

When she gets home and she’s all alone
She cranks the Conway Twitty on the stereo
Throws on an old t-shirt, kicks off her shoes
Does a little line dancing in the living room
Downs a Poncho n’ Lefty with Willie and Merle
‘Cause she’s a country girl in a rock n’ roll world

Little country in the city
Lonestar of L.A.
It’s a rock n’ roll lifestyle
With a country getaway

When she gets home and she’s all alone
She cranks the Conway Twitty on the stereo
Throws on an old t-shirt, kicks off her shoes
Does a little line dancing in the living room
Downs a Poncho n’ Lefty with Willie and Merle
‘Cause she’s a country girl in a rock n’ roll world

Nothing's What It Seems

Written By: Frank Hurd

Here’s another dinner date
Just like the week before
You put on a dress, put on a smile
And we’re headed out the door
It’s the same old conversation
Trying to hide the desperation
Well, I hear the silence stretch for miles

The moon is shining bright
Stars sparkle in the night
But nothing’s what it seems
The breeze is blowing cold
The night is growing old
But nothing’s what it seems

So you say you’ve got
Pictures in your heart
Of what we used to be
But, honey, you know we are
Falling apart
It ain’t too dark to see

The moon is shining bright
Stars sparkle in the night
But nothing’s what it seems
The breeze is blowing cold
The night is growing old
But nothing’s what it seems

When did our love begin
To fade like candlelight?
And why is it when dark sets in
It seems to open up our eyes?
Oh, my, my

You know we are
Falling apart
It ain’t too dark to see

The sun is shining bright
We made it through the night
But nothing’s what it seems
The sky is big and blue
Well, maybe it’s for you
But nothing’s what it seems
Nothing’s what it seems
Nothing’s what it seems

Must Be Dreamin'

Written By: Frank Hurd

Her eyes are blue and her hair is blonde
When I speak of her I could go on and on
No, no, don’t wake me I must be dreamin’

I met her Tuesday at the county fair
I had to close my eyes not to stare
No, no, don’t wake me I must be dreamin’

I wanna’ hold her, I even told her
That this could last for a while
I gotta’ see her, I think that I need her
I can’t get rid of this silly old smile

I’m gonna’ hold you, I’m gonna’ show you
That this will last for a while
Can’t wait to see you, you know that I need you
Get used to this silly old smile

No, don’t wake me today
No, no, don’t take her away
Whoa, I must be dreamin’
Whoa, I must be dreamin’
Whoa, I must be dreamin’

Discography

American Blend (EP) 2011

Set List

Originals:

-Olde Fashion Runaway
-Country Girl
-Nothing's What It Seems
-Must Be Dreamin'
-Young & Reckless
-Love Among Us
-Time Flies Like An Arrow (Frank Hurd)
-Something About You (Frank Hurd)
-The Seasons Still Change (Frank Hurd)
-Mind Off You (Frank Hurd)

Covers:

-Chicken Fried (Zac Brown Brand)
-3am (Matchbox 20)
-Bright Lights (Matchbox 20)
-Only Wanna' Be With You (Hootie & The Blowfish)
-Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
-American Girl (Tom Petty)
-Free Fallin' (Tom Petty)
-Twist and Shout (Beatles)
-I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)
-Something (Beatles)
-Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
-Life In The Fast Lane (Eagles)
-Kansas City (McCartney, Clapton, etc.)
-Amie (Pure Prairie League)
-Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
-Gimme' All Your Lovin' (ZZ Top)
-Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
-Freebird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
-Werewolves of London (Warren Zevon)