Seven Handle Circus

Seven Handle Circus

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandFolkRock

Seven Handle Circus is a modern style of rock, played with energy, skill and folk instruments. Their bluegrass roots reveal themselves from time to time, but so does their classical training and their teenage punk rock days.

Biography

"Ok, so we are not really a bluegrass band" says Seven Handle Circus lead banjo player Colin Vinson. "We have these instruments, these acoustic sounds, but we really just play whatever we want."

Seven Handle Circus is a modern style of rock, played with energy, skill and folk instruments. Their bluegrass roots reveal themselves from time to time, but so does their classical training and their teenage punk rock days.

Their most recent EP, Whiskey Stills & Sleeping Pills, debuted at #10 on the RMR Bluegrass Charts, #28 on the Relix Jam Band Charts and broke the top 100 on the AMA Radio Play Chart.

"A Seven Handle show is all about keeping it interesting, for the audience and for ourselves" says drummer Jeff Harrison. Thats right a drummer. How could this be a bluegrass band if theres a drummer involved? "We like to go for a ride, play a lot of different stuff, jam a little bit, and sneak in some eclectic covers that the audience doesnt expect, exactly where they lease expect them."

"I think its about finding beauty in music, in whatever form, and packaging it up in the Seven Handle way in order to share it with the world" elaborates Shawn Spencer, guitarist for the band "And sometimes, its just about playing a little bluegrass"


Lyrics

Georgia Man

Written By: Seven Handle Circus

Verse 1
If this highway had a soul
It'd be black as mountain coal
I've been on this road so long
and its taking it's toll
I've heard there's a prize at the end of the rainbow
and that's my only goal
yeah that's my only goal

Chorus:
‘Cause I’m a Georgia Man playing in a country band
traveling ‘cross the land ‘till I’m dead
I’ve got 6 steel strings and my vocal chords
trading music for my bread

Verse 2
If these train tracks had a heart
we wouldn’t be so far apart
rain clouds loom low,
only lightning cuts the dark
and maybe I’d be fine working 9 to 5
but then I’d never find
what it means to be alive

Chorus:
‘Cause I’m a Georgia Man playing in a country band
traveling ‘cross the land ‘till I’m dead
I’ve got 6 steel strings and my vocal chords
trading music for my bread
my southern roots, and my cowboy boots
are the only things that guide my way
and when I’m through, I’ll return to you
I’m just waiting for that day

Verse 3:
I can see the day, when my troubles fade away
I’ll be home in Georgia and that's where I will stay
drinking on some ‘shine everything will be okay
for now the skies are grey
for now the skies are grey

Chorus:
‘Cause I’m a Georgia Man playing in a country band
traveling ‘cross the land ‘till I’m dead
I’ve got 6 steel strings and my vocal chords
trading music for my bread
my southern roots, and my cowboy boots
are the only things that guide my way
and when I’m through, I’ll return to you
I’m just waiting for that day

‘Cause I am Georgia Man traveling in a battered van
going ‘cross the land till I’m dead
I’ve got a bunch of songs, that you adore
and I trade them for my bed
my whiskey still and my sleeping pills
are the only things that guide my way
and when I’m through I’ll return to you
in the mountains blue, we'll lay

Discography

2010 - Georgia Man (LP)
2012 - Whiskey Stills & Sleeping Pills (EP)

2014 - Forthcoming LP