Roamer

Roamer

BandRockAmericana

Poetry and Groove -- Americana that gets your feet moving and your mind wondering.

Biography

A Relix "On the Rise" artist (July 2009), Roamer is a six-piece group grown from the vibrant scene of Black Rock, Connecticut, infusing the traditional style of American classic rock with reggae, bluegrass and jam music to create a deep and intricate sound. Featuring a piano, mandolin and potent rhythm section, their music provides a smooth and powerful backdrop for story-laced harmonies. The Gathering of the Vibes describes them as ones who "traipse a mellow and lyrically driven musical path along the same vein as Reid Genauer and maybe even Dave Matthews."

"Roamer plays in a classic rock style sometimes reminiscent of The Band and early Allman Brothers Band with an emphasis on each song telling a story." -- Ray Hogan, Stamford Advocate

"Local band Roamer is exploding onto the music circuit...it's infectious." -- Rebecca Starke, HCC Horizons

Committed to bringing original music and energy to their live performances, Roamer is on the rise in the Northeast. They have played at some of the premier festivals in the region (Gathering of the Vibes, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Phanphest), many of the great venues (Toad's Place, Maxwell's, Knitting Factory, Daniel Street, Acoustic Cafe, Main Pub, The Saint) in the region and shared those stages with some truly amazing musicians (Tea Leaf Green, Lo Faber, Max Creek, The Breakfast, Scarecrow Collection, The Zen Tricksters, The Alternate Routes).

Lyrics

Daughter of John

Written By: Timothy Sather

Check me out, quite spur of the moment,
Staring at you, wondering what to do
Looking through your a stained glass window
A hint of red, a hint orange, just a little bit of yellow…a little bit of yellow

Check me out without even trying
Lord, I’ll tell you what you want if what you want is some lying
Go ahead look at those around you
Go ahead and judge and the truth will come through

Does the moon rise like the sun
Kind of like growing up
In a world where people are constantly trying to up your one
Maybe for a little fun
I’ll play with the daughter of John
Just to watch her eyes light up in her neverending quest to learn
Her neverending quest to learn

Check her hair out, all listless and curly
As she throws her head back playing with her Polly
She loves him too she loves them both
The words to say she simply does not know.

Does the moon rise like the sun
Kind of like growing up
In a world where people are constantly trying to up your one
Maybe for a little fun
I’ll play with the daughter of John
Just to watch her eyes light up in her never-ending quest to learn
Her neverending quest to learn.

I ponder a wonder about
Fathers and mothers, and the
Covers from brothers, from the
Thunder of others
I’m thinking maybe it’s just their fault
Maybe it’s all their fault

Does the moon rise like the sun
Kind of like growing up
in a world where people are constantly trying to up your one
Maybe for a little bit of fun
I’ll play with the daughter of John
just to watch her eyes light up in her never-ending quest to learn…
her never ending quest to learn

Dreamed Bride

Written By: Timothy Sather

Is that you I saw rolling on a stroll
Or my imagination simply playing with my soul, and nothing more
Yeah, nothing more

Is that you I see walking down the street
I’d ask first and foremost if you are just my wish, but I won’t
Pinch your fingers to my skin, oh no
‘Cause what if I found out you were just part of a dream I was in

Would you if I asked you be there every night
For my rested company in all my resting times, that would be fine
If you could be my dreamed bride
No one would have to know, you could live right there in my mind

Lord, sometimes I wonder if things have changed between you and me
Lord, sometimes I wonder if yesterday were today, oh, would I be set free
Oh, and will I again find my arms around you somehow
On a moonlit night underneath countless sacred clouds

Would you if I asked you be there every night
For my rested company in all my resting times, that would be fine
If you could be my dreamed bride.
Yeah, no one would have to know, you could live right there in my mind
Yeah, no one would have to know, you could live right there in my mind
Yeah, no one would have to know, you could live right there in my mind

Discography

"The Basker", Carrano Records - released in 2006

Set List

60-75 minutes. 12-15 songs, including 1-2 covers (Grateful Dead, Traditional songs, Paul Simon, etc.).

Capable of playing 2-3 sets over a period of 4 hours. Band has an expanding repertoire of 30 original songs and an ever-growing cache of cover-songs.

Sample Set List (75 minute set):

** Original songs off "The Basker" 2006 unless
otherwise noted

1. Daughter of John
2. Way We Sleep
3. Dreamed Bride
4. Late in the Evening (Paul Simon)
5-6. The Basker > Devil's Door
7. Criminal Man (unreleased)
8. Breathin' Emotions
9. Darlin'
10-11. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot > Sisters and
Brothers (traditional)
12. Seems
13. Foolin' the World
14. Memory (unreleased)
15. Chess-Puzzle Queen (unreleased)