Red Tail Hawk

Red Tail Hawk

 Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
BandRockAlternative

Our music is:

Free spirit, big energy
About connecting
Inspired by raw emotion
Polished improvisations
For/of the Peoples
Inspired by a love for nature

Biography

Songwriter/singer/saxophonist, Benny Zanfagna, bassist/arranger, Mike Gruen, producer/multi-instrumentalist, Alex Sandman and drummer/arranger, Brett Bashaw have teamed up to form "Red Tail Hawk." All members are Newburyport natives and were friends growing up. According to Benny, "We all studied music formally and independently, toured with national and semi-national acts and came home to reconnect. The result is a culmination of worldly experiences..."

Both Benny and Alex played with the band "Endway" during separate periods. First Benny helped co-write and produce Endway's sophomore release 'Action,' and toured with the band for one year. After being signed with Wind-up Records as the producer/guitarist of "The Rideaways," Alex joined "Endway" filling the role of bassist and co-writer on Endway's third release, 'Running Man' (each available for free at endway.com). Among Mike Gruen's accolades he studied at Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA and has shared the stage with some of the most prominent jazz cats in New England. Brett returned to Newburyport after playing professionally with pianist, Rob Gonzalez.

Zanfagna continues, "We are grateful to one another. Each player brings a unique approach to the songs and we all contribute to the arrangements. It is a rare artistic collaboration and the ceiling is much higher because of this..."

"Red Tail Hawk" released their debut record in the form of an EP this Spring. The band's performance of Benny's songs and Alex's production create a fusion of roots, rock, world, jazz and psychedelic. Inspired by a love for nature, and passion for living, look for "Red Tail Hawk" everywhere online and at http://theredtailhawk.com.

Lyrics

Trees

Written By: Benjamin Kray Zanfagna

I don't know when
But It will rain again
I don't know when
But this drought must end

Don't you lose your regret
Know where we're gonna go

And I'm singing to the trees
And they're singing back to me
And the birds and the bees
And the wind and the trees
They calling me
They say my name
I'm coming home

I don't know when
But we will meet again
I don't know when
But we'll meet again

Don't you lose your regret
Know where we're gonna go

And I'm singing to the trees
And they're singing back to me
And the birds and the bees
And the wind and the trees
They calling me
They say my name
I'm coming home

Clouds pass by
Waves on high
I don't know
Where I'm going
But I know
I don't want to go back..

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Bilderberg

Written By: Benjamin Kray Zanfagna

Bilderberg and Babylon are one
Ruling economics by the gun
Bilderberg and Babylon are one
Ruling economics by the gun
Bilderberg and Babylon are one
Ruling economics by the gun
Bilderberg and Babylon are one
Ruling economics by the gun
Ruling economics by the gun

Were you present in 1954
When they started planning third World War
My blood runs through red white and blue
A BLOODLESS revolution must ensue

Bilderberg and Babylon are one
Ruling economics by the gun
Bilderberg and Babylon are one
Ruling economics by the gun
Ruling economics by the gun

Clandestine by nature
Destined for failure
With scarcity comes need
With secrecy comes greed

Bilderberg and Babylon are one
Ruling economics by the gun
Bilderberg and Babylon are one
Ruling economics by the gun
Ruling economics by the gun

By the gun
By the gun
By the gun
By the gun
By the gun
By the gun
By the gun
By the gun
By the gun
By the gun
By the gun
By the gun
By the gun
By the gun...

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I Do

Written By: Benjamin Kray Zanfagna

I want you to want me
I want you to need me
Like I do
I dooooo
I need you
I need you

I want you now
So badly
Do you know how I feel
Do you share my grief (yeah yeah)
Whoa whoa

I want you to love me
The way I love you
I said I want you to
Love me too (oooo)

Said I want you
To make love to me too
Just like the way
I do
When I haven't seen you in so long
I wear this long frown on my face
And I feel the disgrace
Of being on my own
Without you
Tell me what would I do
(Scat)

I want you now
So badly
Do you know how I feel
Do you share my grief (yeah yeah)
I want you now
Do you know how I feel
Do you want me now
I don't know what I'll do
If you say you don't want me to
Whoa whoa

Do you want me
Do you need me
Do you whoa

Do you love me
When you tease me
Do you whoa

And you kiss me
And you kill me
And ya Whoa whoa

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Discography

Red Tail Hawk EP