Pig Farmer

Pig Farmer

BandAmericanaRock

A Punk-a-Billy Band

Biography

Pig Farmer
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Pig Farmer has performed together over a decade. A band based on the life and times of its fearless leader, Jim Hellerich, Pig Farmer provides the unique soundtrack to this one of a kind American superhero. This Internationally-acclaimed Rockabilly ensemble epitomizes pure Midwestern flavor with all its down-home feel. True Roots Music. Pig Farmer’s third Nashville recorded CD “Hambone”(2002) has drawn attention from every corner of the globe and has been featured on many overseas radio programs. Jimmy is currently compiling material for his fourth installment entitled, “Mountain Oyster”, set to be released in 2005.

Pig Farmer is the labor of love and brain-child of founder, James “Jimmy” P. Hellerich—a musical devotee of Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and Jerry Lee Lewis. Jim started playing and writing his first songs as a young boy living the simple life on a Missouri Pig Ranch. Jim is Pig Farmer’s resident songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist and blows the meanest rock-a-billy harmonica around. Bassist Jeffery Scott puts a unique twist to this hopped up roots sound by infusing a rock attitude and tail-shaking groove. Drummer Jay Albright’s deep dedication to his craft and exhaustive musical experience drive the group to the highest levels of synchronicity. Utility man Jason Riley, is left to inter-weave rock-a-billy lines as the second guitarist or on his slide, banjo, or mandolin.

This one of a kind group takes the musical approach less traveled with a sound they call ”Punk-a-billy” . Their blend of original and stylized cover songs can be described as a fusion or twisted country with a touch of rock (Americana, Alternative Country). This Midwestern musical vignette has been featured on radio programs throughout Europe and Australia. What is it about this act that has people around the world interested? The music? Certainly. But we believe the larger attraction is the honesty and down home quality that goes into the writing, SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

Lyrics

Lonely

Written By: James P. Hellerich

Lonely

Night Monster comes again
Her last kiss is on my lips
I’ll take a drink
Make the Monster sleep

No way to escape
Exiled Love
A nomad life
Sleep alone tonight

And you and I could fly, like two eagles in the sky
But I’ll stand alone, like a stalk out standing in the field

Lonely, Lonely, Lonely, without you

Only one in the tomb
Like a lepper in a room
I’ll wear my Yoke
Where my Orphan Coat

Oneness is the key
A natural need
The nature of life
Love of Man and Wife

And you and I could fly, like two eagles in the sky
But I’ll stand alone, like a stalk out standing in the field

Lonely, Lonely, Lonely, with out you

I will sing for you
You will sing for me
I will sing for you
You will sing for me

Night Monster comes again
Her last kiss is on my lips
I’ll take a drink
Make the Monster sleep

Lonely, Lonely, Lonely, with out you

I will sing for you
You will sing for me
I will sing for you
You will sing for me

Words & Music by: James P. Hellerich Copyright 2004
James P. Hellerich
15550 State Road. E
Savannah, Mo. 64485

Blue Eyes to beautiful

Written By: James P. Hellerich / BMI copyright 2004

Blue Eyes To Beautiful

So nice to hear you
So nice to feel the sound
Can’t wait to see you
I’m feelin’ alittle down again

Can’t wait to kiss you
Can’t wait to feel your lips
Can’t wait to hold you
In my arms again

I’m sending an S.O.S., can you hear me
Blue Eyes to Beautiful, can you hear me
I’m sending an S.O.S., can you hear me
Meet me at the secret rendezvous

Sometimes I wonder just how it could be
You’ll never know just what you mean to me

So nice to hear you
So nice to feel the sound
Can’t wait to see you
I’m feelin’ alittle down again

I’m sending an S.O.S., can you hear me
Blue Eyes to Beautiful, can you hear me
I’m sending an S.O.S., can you hear me
Meet me at the secret rendezvous

Words & Music by: James P. Hellerich Copyright 2004

James P. Hellerich
15550 St. Rd. E
Savannah, Mo. 64485

Discography

1. Pig Farmer
2. Squealer
3. Hambone
4. Mountain Oysters

Set List

Pig Farmer does a 50/50 split of original and rocked up old country covers.
Repertoire samples: Johnny Cash "Fulsom Prision Blues" "Boy Named Sue" Ring of Fire". Neil Diamond
"Solitary Man" Sweet Caroline" "I Am I Said" Jerry Lee Lewis, "Flip Flop Fly" Wine Wine Wine " ,Jimmy Dean "Big John" ,Earnie Ford "16 tons", Patsy Cline "I Fall to Pieces", CCR "Cotenfields" Bad Moon"