Steve Brown and the Bailers

Steve Brown and the Bailers

BandFolkAcoustic

Our mix combines the best of folk and bluegrass melody with the upbeat tempo and percussion of rockabilly. Our unique vocal harmonies set us apart from similar-sounding bands. Crowds enjoy our memorable lyrics and often sing-along while we play our foot-stompin' rowdy tunes.

Biography

We come from different parts of the US, but we consider ourselves Alaskans. We met over the last few years and quickly came up with an enjoyable blend of music including tunes inspired by the likes of Tom Petty, Wilco, Norah Jones and Hayes Carll! Our singer/songwriter blend of folk, bluegrass and rock makes our music popular with folks looking to dance a bit or those who just want to sit back, relax, and enjoy the music.

Lyrics

Hey, Did You Notice?

Written By: Steve Brown

(Verse one)
Hey, did you notice
She has left you behind?
You can start out running
But you won't catch her in time.
Too late for sorry now
She won't ever change her mind.

(Verse two)
I'm so sorry, friend.
I have been in your shoes.
Don't you feel helpless
Knowing there's nothing you can do?
Good luck sleeping tonight
While she finds someone new.

(Instrument break)

(Chorus)
Someday you'll be...
Getting over
Getting older
While she's getting over you.
It's not like you...
Lost a girlfriend
Or even a best friend
You just don't like to lose.

(Repeat verse one)

Addicted

Written By: Steve Brown

When there's cream in your coffee
And it's not too sweet
Baby, I drink it down so fast
it's probably not good for me
But I'm addicted to pleasure
Pleasure from you to me.
Yes, I'm addicted to pleasure.
And it's a pleasure to be guilty.

When you wrap your arms around me
well, I start to shake.
Knowing if you were to go right now
I'd cause this earth to quake.
'Cause I'm addicted to pleasure
Pleasure from you to me.
Yes, I'm addicted to pleasure.
And it's a pleasure to be guilty.

Well, I know it's almost Sunday
And it's time to leave.
How will I know where to send my letters?
Will you send 'em back to me?
Cause I'm addicted to pleasure
Pleasure from you to me.
Yes, I'm addicted to pleasure.
And it's a pleasure to be guilty.

Foolish Things

Written By: Steve Brown

Mama, please don't call me
for I've no more tears to cry
and your words are just like music
seem to tug at my insides

It's a wonder how you found me
with my back against the wall.
And your eyes just see right through me
Gaze into my guilty soul.

CHORUS:
And, Oh, the foolish things I've done.
How I wish that I could fly
Now my noose has come undone.

Papa was a mean one.
He never stuck around
and too much moonshine whiskey
put him six feet underground.
So I begged him for forgiveness
and slept out on the lawn
'Til you grabbed me, by the shorthairs
threw me back where I belong.

REPEAT CHORUS

Virginia Rose

Written By: Steve Brown

Virginia Rose--written by Steve Brown

1.
These fields are lined by those tall, dark pines
But my corn won't grow 'cept with your sunshine

CHORUS:
Oh, Virginia Rose, when you coming back again?
Oh, Virginia Rose, when you coming back again?

2.
I can taste your tears in each stiff drink
As I lay me down, can't help but think...

Chorus

Instrument break

3. Took me six long years to leave my hometown
But I won't look back, I don't care now...

Chorus

Instrument break

4.
These fields are lined by those tall, dark pines
But my corn won't grow 'cept with your sunshine

Chorus

Outro

Just A Little Luck

Written By: Steve Brown

1.
Robin, hop in the truck 'cause we ain't got time to waste
Jill's called us from a real tight spot
Been in jail the last three days
Hoping we can find us an ATM withdraw a couple hundred bucks
Post her bail, have her home by five
With just a little luck

Inst break

2.
Her old man drove down to Delta
Been outta town nearly a week
She musta' got bored, went drinking with friends
At least that's what I think
She musta' seen the girl that she cussed at the fair
Knocked her straight to the ground
The next thing she knew, she lost her front tooth
While the crowd gathered 'round

Instrument break

BRIDGE
She'll probably need to borrow your sweatshirt
I brought along an extra pair of shoes
She just said things got kinda rowdy that night
And a girl like her don't need no excuse...

Instrument break

3.
Robin, hop in the truck 'cause we ain't got time to waste
Jill's called us from a real tight spot
Been in jail the last three days
Hoping we can find us an ATM withdraw a couple hundred bucks
Post her bail, have her home by five
With just a little luck

Outro

Discography

We are currently in the studio finishing up our latest set of original folkabilly tunes. It should be completed by May 2009. Over the last two years we have sold hundreds of copies of our two studio demos and our live demo recorded from festivals around Alaska. Our song "Just A Little Luck" receives weekly airplay on various programs at 89.9 KUAC FM.

Set List

Our typical set list starts off with some of our faster originals. A typical three to four hour show will have three sets averaging 12 songs. We have a few covers by artists like Tom Petty, Norah Jones , Gillian Welch, Hayes Carll, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash.