Steve Lyons

Steve Lyons

BandCountry

Steve's family is musical & his neighborhood rich in musical talent. Aubrey Hanson & Duane Pond lived in Steve's small community. These early influences molded Steve towards the country genre. His music has a soulful feel, a modern flare & a touch of the past as he writes about lifes experiences.

Biography

Steve was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Steve's family is musical and his neighbourhood was rich in musical talent. His next door neighbour was Duane Pond of The Diamond Trio and the legendary Aubrey Hanson lived nearby.

Referred to as an "acclaimed veteran vocalist" by longtime Saint John music columnists - Gerry Taylor. Steve’s first public performance was at the age of 12 at the Orange Hall in Durham Bridge. From there Steve performed in and around the Fredericton, Boiestown and Doaktown areas. After graduating Fredericton High and Moncton Community College. Steve moved to Saint John where he performed with many local country acts in and around the greater Saint John area and other areas of New Brunswick. Steve then formed the Highway 40 Blues country band which was popular in the area for many years. Steve then joined the Lost Highway band where he has performed and co-managed the band for the last 18 years.

In 2006 Steve released his first solo CD "Hurtn' On Old Memories" with six original compositions and six country classics. His music was met with good reviews and he has had good success with his composition "Just Can't Face the Truth" being selected for a Canadian promotional compilation CD with TEASouth. His songs have been received well on local radio stations and have charted on several online radio stations.

Gerry Taylor wrote - A debut release long awaited by Steve's legion of devoted fans, the CD will appeal to nearly all Nashville-era music lovers. Steve's lyric writing is on par with almost anything coming out of Music City these days.

Atlantic Musician wrote - Firstly, your CD is very good. I've listened to it to and from work the first couple of days and must admit I'm a little jealous of how tight it is. Indeed your songs "Just Cant Face the Truth" and "Hurtn' On Old Memories" are winners. I'm impressed."

Steve continues to write, record and produce and has a second CD project underway which he hopes to release in 2008. This project will include songs like "Small Town Miramichi" previewed in this EPK.

Lyrics

Just Can't face the truth

Written By: Steven Lyons

I know so many times, Ive made you cry
As I look back now, I don’t know why
My Life feels over now, since you said goodbye
I tried so very hard, to get just one last try

Chorus
You say our loves grown colder
And that your starting over
That’s got me, feeling so dam blue
My love for you seems stronger
Now that we are no longer
Still cant, Believe we are through
But I Just cant face the truth
Picture me with out you
‘Cuz I’m head over heels in love with you

I got a new job, In a little country town
Been hear a few years now, But I don’t get around
Those Old memories still linger, and old Jake just lays around
Feeling sorry for myself, I guess it takes awhile

Chorus
You left, Ive started over
Cant seem to keep me sober
I Guess Iam still feeling pretty blue

My love for you seems stronger
Now that we are no longer
Wished Id Believe that we were through
But I Just can face the truth
Picture me without you
Cuz I’m head over heels in love with you
Guess I, Just cant face the truth
And Move on, get over you
Cuz I am still, head over heels in love with you

Hurt'n on old memories

Written By: Steven Lyons

Last night she threw me out
And I don’t know what to do
Found myself on a bar stool
Just drinken like a fool

Many faces in the crowd
The most I never new
Through the dim lights and thick smoke
I cast my eyes at you

Chorus
My reflection in this cold one
Shows and old fool, who’s life has come apart
When she left me 20 years ago
It tore a way my soul, and broke my heart
Now I am just hurten on the memories, of an old love,that’s come apart.

Well order up another round
To help these memories drown
A bud lite and a whiskey
Make the second a crown
Cause the red headed women,with the smile from out of town
Is just what Id be needen,to put these memories down

Chorus
My reflection in this cold one
Shows and old fool, who’s life has come apart
When she left me 20 years ago
It tore a way my soul, and broke my heart
I am just hurten on the memories, of an old love that’s come apart.
Iam still hurten on those memories of a old love,that’s come apart

Cause a life time ain't so long

Written By: Steven Lyons

When were young, we’re very care free
Forever seems , so very long
And with time, we grow older
One day a true love, comes along
So young, and so ready
To face what life, will bring along
Spend our lifetimes together
But A lifetime aint so long

I‘ll promise you love
Everything I have, to offer
If you come walk with me
We will never be alone
and We’ll never be sorry
Bout the day we said I do
So come walk with me
Cause a lifetime aint so long
Come walk with me
Cause a lifetime aint so long

Small Town Miramichi

Written By: Steven Lyons

When I was just a young boy, I was born and raised
Along the banks of the Miramichi, Is where I spent my days
Life was kind and simple, and things barely changed,
Then I became a young man, packed up and moved away

Well I moved out from the small town, in search of better days
Chasing neon rainbows, through dim lights and haze
A young cowboy in a big town, where things just weren’t the same
Wine, woman and a bottle, can drive a man insane
Can drive a man insane

Chorus:
I’m going back, to that small town
Where I can watch the river wind
I’m going back to that small town
I’m Gonna leave this life behind
I’m Gonna leave this life behind

Break

Well I jump in to my truck, with my Guitar by my side
Drove four long days of interstate, but I enjoyed the ride
Now I’m headin’ down the home-stretch
The simple life’s in sight, along the banks of the Miramichi
Where we count stars at night
Where we count stars at night

Chorus:
I’m going back, to that small town
Where I can watch the river wind
I’m going back to that small town
To the simple life, where folks are kind
To the simple life, that rests the mind
To the simple life, that rests the mind

Break

Discography

Hurt'n On Old Memories.
6 original and 6 classic country compositions

Purchase: http://cdbaby.com/cd/stevelyons
More Info: http://www.myspace.com/stevenelyons

Set List

Modern and Classic Counrty mixed with well known Rock and Roll tunes with some original music mixed throughout as appropriate for the venue and crowd demands. 3 sets or 4 45 minutes each depending on the performance requirements.