POULTRY IN MOTION

POULTRY IN MOTION

BandFolkRock

WE ARE AN ALTERNATIVE FOLK ROCK FUNKY COUNTRY BLUES BAND OFFERING SOMETHING FOR THE EARS, THE EYES, THE MIND, AND THE SOUL WITH THE SOUND OF SWEET BACKING VOCALS AND THREE PART HARMONYS. YOU CAN ALSO LEARN MORE AT OPURTS MY SPACE. SEARCH OPURT.

Biography

WANT TO SEE ME PULL A HAT OUT OF A RABBIT?
"POULTRY IN MOTION" IS NOT JUST A UNIQUE NAME IT HAS BECOME AN ENTITY OF ITS OWN, WITH A LIFE OF ITS OWN. UP TILL NOW WE HAVE BEEN FAIRLY SUCCESSFUL AT REMAINING OBSCURE AND UNKNOWN, HOWEVER WE HAVE DECIDED TO GO FOR THE GUSTO AND FLY THE COOP, HAVING JUST FINISHED OUR FIRST FORMAL EP/CD TITLED "OUT OF THE FRYING PAN INTO THE FIRE"FIVE ORIGINAL RECORINGS OF VARIOUS GENRES RANGEING FROM FOLK TO COUNTRY TO ROCK TO MOTOWN. ON THE CD I USED SOME STUDIO MUSICIANS AND IN THE PAST WE'VE HAD AS MANY AS FIVE OTHER PLAYERS IN THE BAND ON SOME OF OUR GIGS, HOWEVER THE BAND CONSISTS OF JUST THREE MAIN MEMBERS, MYSELF, OPURT ON GUITAR, HARMONICA,AND VOCALS, HEY JUDE, ON VOCALS AND PERCUSSION, AND MISS LEENDA ON VOCALS AND PERCUSSION. OOPS AND COGBURN THE ROOSTER. HE JUST LOVES BEING ON STAGE AND GETTING HIS PICTURE TAKEN. HE WEARS A GUITAR BUT I'VE NEVER REALLY SEEN HIM PLAY IT.
WE'VE ALL KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR OVER 25 YEARS AND CAME TOGETHER TO FORM THIS PROJECT ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO JUST TO HAVE SOME FUN. WELL ONE THING HAS LED TO ANOTHER AND NOW HERE WE ARE. WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO HAVE FUN WITH OUR MUSIC AND REACH OUT TO THOSE RUNNING AROUND LIKE CHICKENS WITH THEIR HEADS CUT OFF, AND LIFT THEIR SPIRTS, PUT A SMILE ON THEIR FACE AND MAKE THEM FEEL GOOD AGAIN.
OUR BIGGEST CLAIM TO FAME THUS FAR CAME AT THE 2006 CLEVELAND MUSIC FEST WHERE WE MANAGED TO COME IN EIGTH PLACE OUT OF OVER 250 BANDS. AFTER THAT WE GOT TO OPEN FOR NEIL INNES AND THE EGO WARRIORS. NEIL WAS WITH MONTY PYTHONS FLYING CIRCUS AND THE RUTTLES.
AS THE ONLY REAL MUSICIAN IN THE TRIO I HAVE BEEN PLAYING THE GUITAR ALL MY LIFE. ABOUT 45 YEARS. IT ALL STARTED WHEN I HEARD THE BEATLES SING SHE LOVES YOU BACK AROUND 1962.
MY OTHER AND MAJOR INFLUENCE IS BOB DYLAN. I'VE BEEN A DEVOTEE SINCE "MEET BOB DYLAN".
ALONG THAT LINE OTHER INFLUENCES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO JOHN PRINE, JOHN HIATT, STEVE EARLE, THE BEATLES, THE STONES, WOODY GUTHRIE, HANK WILLIAMS, GENE AUTRY, TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD I COULD GO ON BUT...
THATS ENOUGH ABOUT ME, WHO ARE YOU?
OH YEA, AND I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO PULL A HAT OUT OF A RABBIT!

Lyrics

JUST ONE ROAD

Written By: LAWRENCE A. TRUPO

WELL I'VE BEEN LOSING FOR SO LONG, THAT I DON'T THINK I CAN GO ON, ANOTHER DAY THIS WAY FEELING LIKE I DO
SOMETHINGS GOT TO GIVE, I GOTTA CHANGE THE WAY I LIVE, YOU KNOW START DOING THE THINGS I ALWAYS WANTED TOO
BUT ITS SO HARD TO KNOW WHICH WAY TO GO,
WHEN YOU'RE LOST AND ALL ALONE
AND YOU'RE SO FAR FROM YOUR HOME

WELL YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU LORD, BUT I CAN'T HELP FROM FEELIN' BORED, SOMETIMES I GET SO LONESOME I JUST SIT AND CRY
EVERY NOW AND THEN, EVERYBODY NEEDS A FRIEND, YOU KNOW I NEED SOMEONE TO HELP ME THROUGH THE NIGHT
BUT IT'S SO HARD TO KNOW WHICH WAY TO GO,
WHEN YOU'RE LOST AND ON YOUR OWN,
AND YOU CAN'T FIND YOUR WAY HOME

WELL I DON'T WANT TO DO YOU WRONG, BUT I'VE BEEN IN THIS PLACE FAR TOO LONG, AND I'M SORRY BUT IT'S TIME FOR MOVING ON
GOOD-BYE IS ALL I'LL SAY AS I'LL BE HEADING ON MY WAY, YES I'M SORRY BABE, THAT YOU CAN'T COME ALONG
BUT IT'S SO HARD TO KNOW WHICH WAY TO GO
WHEN YOU'RE LOST AND ALL ALONE
AND THERE'S REALLY JUST ONE ROAD

Discography

JUST FINISHED RECORDING AND GETTING READY TO RELEASE OUR FIRST EP/CD
"OUT OF THE FRYING PAN INTO THE FIRE"
FIVE ORIGINALS FEATURING
"ELDORADO", A SONG ABOUT GREED, LUST, AND EXCESSIVE IGNORANCE
"ROAD ISLAND RED", A SONG ABOUT A NIGHT ON THE TOWN GONE WAY WRONG
"THE MEMORY LINGERS ON", A SONG ABOUT A PERSISTANT BROKEN HEART.
"SICK OF CHICKEN" A SONG OF GREAT SOCIAL POLITICAL AND SPIRITUAL AWARENESS.
AND "JUST ONE ROAD", A SONG ABOUT LIFES LITTLE SIDE ROADS

Set List

A TYPICAL SET LIST FOR US WOULD INCORPORATE OUR ORIGINAL MUSIC MIXED WITH AN ECCLECTIC BLEND OF OFF THE WALL, LESS FREQUENTLY HEARD COVERS BY ALOT OF DIFFERENT STYLE ARTISTS RANGING FROM THE PAST TO THE PRESENT.
A SET LIST FOR US COULD BE TAYLORED FOR THE OCCASION RANGING FROM 10 OR 20 OR 30 OR 45 MINUTES TO AN HOUR AND A HALF OR LONGER.
PERSONALLY I CAN PLAY FOR SIX HOURS WITHOUT A BREAK OR REPEATING ANY SONGS.