Shadowdogs

Shadowdogs

BandRockCountry

Hybrid blend of rock and pedal steel guitars, 3 part harmonies and great song writing. Their debut CD received rave reviews from print, TV, and radio. Songs aired by KPRI FM102 and appearances on KUSI and KSWB TV supported high praise from the SD Union Tribune, NCTimes and Troubadour Magazine.

Biography

Nominated for the SAN DIEGO MUSIC AWARDS 2005
BEST AMERICANA ALBUM
debut CD: "Somewhere South of the Clef"
2nd CD "Halfway To Someday" now on sale
3rd CD due for Spring release 2007!!

When not playing benefits like the Tsunami Orphans Relief Concert with members of Nickel Creek they have backed music luminaries such as David Allan Coe and Eagles’ songwriter Jack Tempchin. Their sound has even caught the ear of world-renowned Director Wayne Isham (Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd) whose production crew called the band's founder FitzSimmons and requested pedal steel virtuoso Rick Schmidt for Mercury artist Shania Twain’s video “I Ain’t No Quitter”. Studio & stage guests have included guitarist Jerry McCann, bluegrass master Dennis Caplinger & percussionist Ray Alicea. “Thorns” is already receiving radio play on KPRI FM 102 San Diego

Introducing Dan Lehner on Guitar and vocals:
We would also like to announce that in addition to Rick Schmidt on Pedal Steel Guitar we will be joined at AASF by Dan Lehner, a freaky-good guitar player who has taken this band to a new level. Dan has been joining us on dates in Los Angeles and San Diego and will be spankin' the plank for you and trading licks with the ubiquitous Ricky Schmidt on steel. Rick Schmidt was also spotted on the Carson Daley Late, Late Show backing Velvet Revolver's Lead Singer Scott Weiland for the taped TV performance last Fall.

The Sample tracks here are slightly different takes or mixes from the first 2 CDs and are full length songs for your enjoyment. You can also hear a fantasic rendition of "Two Hearts" on the new Mark Jackson Band release "Love May Take The Long Road Home" on Long Road Records, also nominated for Best Country Album at the 2005 SD Music Awards.

Lyrics

Thorns

Written By: Bruce FitzSimmons ©2004 BMI

The last time I saw Louise
Standing right in front of me
She was a friend of mine
....and still I lied

The last time I saw this town
Worn out and beaten down
They were all friends of mine
....and still I lied

The last time I saw the band
They gave it all they had
leavin' the world to say
"they could have made it if they tried"

Vision enough to see
Right there in front of me
I could have left it all behind

The last time I saw Louise
Standing right in front of me
She was a friend of mine
....I couldn't bare to lie.

Two Hearts

Written By: B FitzSimmons © 2004 BMI

Two Hearts on an open road
Never worry 'bout the things they're told
I get a feeling that we learn too late

Too Hearts on an open page
Let 'em write about mistakes we made
I get a feeling that they learn too late

You know there's some messages you just can't send
Some battles that you just can't win
Some livin' that you just won't see again...hey, yeah yeah

Two hearts never beat as one
One'll waltz while the other runs
It's a rhythm that you just keep working on.

You know there's some messages you just can't send
Some battles that you just can't win
Some livin' that you just won't see again...hey, yeah yeah

Two hearts never beat as one
One walks while the other runs
It's a rhythm that you just keep working on.

Two Hearts meet along the way
We stay together or we go our own way
Can't help feeling that we learn too late...
Ah... too late...
Yeah, too late

Why We Came

Written By: Bruce FitzsSimmons

WHY WE CAME

Lyrics and Music: Bruce Fitzsimmons

SISTER OF MERCY
WON’T YOU STOP ON BY
YOU CAN’T SAVE BUT YOU CAN STAY
DON’T KNOW THE REASON BUT I DON’T WANNA FIGHT
I DON’T KNOW WHY WE, I DON’T KNOW WHY WE CAME

APHRODITES SHE LOOKS
OVER HER SHOULDER
SHE LETS THE STARS
POINT OUT THE WAY
EVERYDAY I FEEL TEN YEARS OLDER
I DON’T KNOW WHY WE, I DON’T KNOW WHY WE CAME

IN A WORLD WITH ALL THESE PLEASURES, ARE YOUR WISHES
RUNNING DRY?
DO WE FOLD OUR HANDS AND PRAY FOR RAIN THIS TIME?

SOONER OR LATER
TIDE’S GONNA RISE UP
SOON IT WILL BE
TOO LATE TO CHANGE
I THOUGHT THIS MIGHT BE RIGHT WHERE WE’D FIND YOU
I DON’T KNOW WHY WE, I DON’T KNOW WHY WE CAME
OH, WHY WE CAME, OH WHY WE CAME.

© MINDFUL EYE MUSIC 2006

Discography

Somewhere South of the Clef MEM 2003
Halfway To Someday MEM 2005
Russian River Serenade/ Bruce FitzSimmons SPM '94

Radio and TV airplay:

"Love Gives Up" KPRI FM 102.1
"Tell Me Now" KPRI FM 102.1
"Thorns" KPRI FM 102.1
"Amanda" KUSI TV
"Open Road" KSWB TV

The following songs were included in the Australian Indy Film "DOUBT" 2004:

"Shannon Knows"
"Red Square"
"Until You Smile"
"Mr. Sunshine"

Set List

We currently perform a 2 hour set of originals

MIRACLE MILE
ABILENE
LONG WAY DOWN
DESERT CITY
AMANDA
ROLLING AWAY
THE CRUSH
OPEN ROAD
BEST OF ME
CAROLYN
EVERYBODY WANTS
TO BE MY BABY
MISSING YOU
THORNS
TROUBLE
DON'T MEAN NOTHIN’
UNTIL YOU SMILE
REDEMPTION
TWO HEARTS
LEAN ON ME
DANCIN’
IS IT SANE
ONE MORE DRINK
TALK OF ANGELS
LAY DOWN
CRY
LOVE GIVES UP
TELL ME NOW