Sferes and White

Sferes and White

BandPopAdult Contemporary

A passionate love affair between acoustic rock and soulful folk, blending intricate guitar work, luscious harmonies, and thought-provoking lyrics.

Biography

RECENT NEWS:
In March 2008 Sferes & White released their second album, "Where Do We Go from Here" and in July/August 2008 they embarked on their Fourth Annual "Carbon Neutral Tour" to the East Coast.

MILESTONES:
Sferes & White performed on Garrison Keillor's nationally syndicated program "A Prairie Home Companion." They were one of four local artists chosen from over 240 groups that sent in their material. The show was recorded live in front of a sold out crowd of 7,000 on May 6th, 2006 at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland, Colorado and aired to over 4 million radio listeners. In 2006 & 2007 "Sferes & White" also appeared on national television for the Hallmark Channel's New Morning Show.

BACKGROUND:
With varied but shared influences from big band and jazz, to the acoustic rock and blues of Browne, Raitt, Clapton and the Allman's, their original music is sometimes difficult to categorize. Sferes & White's debut collaborative CD project "The View from Here" dips its toes into several genres including country rock, jazz, blues, and roots, without totally diving fully into any one category. You'll find them at house concerts and listening rooms where audiences enjoy the interaction and humor they bring to their live performances. Their 2008 release, "Where Do We Go from Here," though still primarily acoustic, features a slightly grittier and bluesier feel.

FOR MORE INFO:
For more details about Jimmy & Jennifer’s musical backgrounds go to the Bios page of their website at: www.sferesandwhite.com.

Lyrics

Small Stuff

Written By: Jimmy Sferes

SMALL STUFF- Jimmy Sferes

YOUNG MAN RIDING IN HIS PICKUP TRUCK NOW
GOING DOWN THE RIVER GONNA TRY HIS LUCK NOW
IT'S WHERE HE GOES WHEN HE FEELS THE WALLS CAVE IN
HE'S UP AND DOWN THE RIVER AND HE'S BACK AGAIN

THROWING OUT THE LINE- BUT MOSTLY
SOAKING UP THE SUNSHINE- BUT MOSTLY

DON'T LET THE LITTLE BITTY THINGS BUILD UP
LITTLE BITTY THINGS BUILD UP
WHEN LIFE GETS ROUGH
DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

YOUNG GIRL RIDING IN HER LIMOSENE
SHE'S GOT MADE IN THE SHADE BUT SHE'S IN BETWEEN
NOT QUITE A WOMAN, BUT MORE THAN A LITTLE GIRL
DRIVES THE BOYS CRAZY, ROCKIN' THEIR WORLD

THROWING OUT THE LINE- BUT MOSTLY
SHE TURNS ON A DIME- BUT MOSTLY

DON'T LET THE LITTLE BITTY THINGS BUILD UP
LITTLE BITTY THINGS BUILD UP
WHEN LIFE GETS ROUGH
DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

AHH, HAA HAA YOU KNOW IT'S ALL SMALL STUFF

LITTLE OLD LADY AND HER LITTLE OLD MAN
STROLLING DOWN A COUNTRY LANE JUST AS SLOW AS THEY CAN
TAKING IT EASY ON THE DOWNHILL SIDE
ASK EM WHAT'S THEIR SECRET AND THEIR QUICK TO CONFIDE

THEY LAY IT ON THE LINE- BUT MOSTLY
THEY TREAT EACH OTHER KIND- BUT MOSTLY

DON'T LET THE LITTLE BITTY THINGS BUILD UP
LITTLE BITTY THINGS BUILD UP
WHEN LIFE GETS ROUGH
DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

YOU KNOW IT'S ALL SMALL STUFF

Flapjack City

Written By: Jimmy Sferes & Jennifer White

CHORUS:
I hear that train whistle blow
Coming from the side of town where we both go
You know that train goes either way
I’ll be coming back this way again someday

Sitting here in Flapjack City waiting for the call
‘Till I hear that phone start ringing I’ll be climbing the wall
Cause I know the big time’s coming I’ll just bide my time
Been a decade I been waiting and I ain’t got a dime

CHORUS

Parked my car in Flapjack City chasing down my dream
But I soon found out that in this life things aren’t what they seem
Well, I’d waved goodbye to all my friends following the sun
Now I’m wide awake in this sleepy town and I ain’t got much done

CHORUS

Flapjack City flipped me over
Once too many times, I’m on the wire
This frying pan of life really sends me
Up into the sky, and back to the fire

CHORUS

Met my girl in Flapjack City knew I’d met my mate
Turned around and there he was I guess it was my fate
So, I ripped the phone out of the wall, cause I’ll be moving on
Flapjack City can kiss my ass, I know I’ve stayed to long

CHORUS
I’ll be coming back this way again someday
I’ll be coming back this way again someday

Let Me Down Easy

Written By: Jimmy Sferes & Jennifer White

We met down at Joey’s over on the East side of town
You told me it was the first time you’d ever come ‘round
I asked you if you wouldn’t mind sparing some time
You just smiled and took my hand and said, “That would be fine”
My, my, well you made it so easy

We moved in together right down the block
Well, we laughed and we sang and we played and we loved to talk
Well Joey said that he thought we were a match
I just smiled cause I knew right away that you were a catch
My, my we were so easy

Two years later it rained and we had a fight
You were gone all day and I cried into the night
When you came home you said that you had to go
Well I begged and I pleaded all morning but you still said no
Why, why won’t you let me down easy
Won’t you let me down easy
Won’t you let me down easy

Stars All Over the Sky

Written By: Jimmy Sferes & Jennifer White

Waiting Sky is burning
Haven’t felt the rain in a long, long time
Waiting Earth is turning
If this keeps on I’m bound to lose my mind

When the sun sinks low cool wind rushes by
As the land grows dark and the stars all over the sky

Watching Days go by
Feeling all these years I’ve been on the run
Watching Through your eyes
Knowing all the while that the time has come

When you touch my hand your smile shows me why
As the rain comes down and the clouds fill the sky

Wanting To see it through
You’ve given me the hope for a brand new day
Wanting Change for you
You’ve opened up my eyes to a whole new way

Those roots run deep and the heart never lies
And as the moon comes up my fears begin to die
All through the night (through the night)
Stars all over the sky

You Know Who Your Friends Are

Written By: Jimmy Sferes & Jennifer White

Neon glistens on the street
Passing by the people that you meet
Frigid strangers in the night
Hiding hearts from the light

All the people rushing by
Straight ahead won’t look you in the eye
Edgy hustle in their walk
Shadows lurking in the dark
Saying nothing when they talk

CHORUS:
When it all comes down
In this gritty town
You know who your friends are
You know who your friends are

Feels like prison every day
All at once you’ve got to get away
Thinking how you’ll run and hide
Keeping laughter tucked inside
Seeking trust far and wide

CHORUS
CHORUS
You know who your friends are

Where Do We Go from Here

Written By: Jimmy Sferes & Jennifer White

What a crazy world we’ve made
We could be made in the shade
Mama’s sending their babies off to war, breaking hearts
Tell me where we go from here

We sit and argue and keep score
We could be doing so much more
Human torture by any other name is still cruel, it’s just cruel
Tell me where we go from here

CHORUS
Tell me where do we go from here
Tell me where do we go from here
The answer’s simple and it’s clear
Tell me where do we go from here

There can be change on the horizon
When we do all that we can
To stay sane in a world gone mad
And bring to life the dreams we had

It’s getting warmer every day
We could be acting as we say
Doing what we can to keep our dreams alive, and survive
Tell me where we go from here

CHORUS
Tell me where do we go from here
Tell me where do we go from here
The choice is simple and it’s clear
Tell me where do we go from here

Tell me where do we go from here
Tell me where do we go from here

Discography

Sferes and White: Where Do We Go from Here (2008)

Sferes and White: The View from Here (2005)

Set List

Sferes & White will perform two 45 minute sets or a straight set of up to two hours. See a typical set list below:

Let Me Down Easy
Circles
Small Stuff
Flapjack City
Time to Spend
Fierce Wind
Eighty Summers
Nomad
J.Hey
Stars All Over the Sky
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Girl from Shaker Road
Sweeten Me Music
Moon on the Rise
Equal Shares
You Know Who Your Friends Are
Where Do We Go from Here
No Regrets
Tide Rushing In
Trollin'
Eye to Eye