Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band

Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandAmericanaFolk

Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band has been likened to the classic British bands Pentangle and Fairport Convention in that they blend classic folk music with rough-edged stories of tragedy and fate, all with orchestral arrangements sounding like chamber music gone folk! A lush newgrass Americana folk fusion quintet presenting gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new grassy and Celtic-inspired originals, all with the remarkable voice of Susie Glaze.

Biography

Americana Artists Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band

Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band has been likened to the classic British bands Pentangle and Fairport Convention in that they blend classic folk music with rough-edged stories of tragedy and fate, all with orchestral arrangements sounding like chamber music gone folk! A lush newgrass Americana folk fusion quintet presenting gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new grassy and Celtic-inspired originals, all with the remarkable voice of Susie Glaze. Winner of the Just Plain Folks 2006 Music Award for Best Roots Album for their debut CD "Blue Eyed Darlin,'" The Hilonesome Band is Steve Rankin on mandolin, Rob Carlson on lead guitar, Fred Sanders on bass and Mark Indictor on fiddle, showcasing the songwriting of lead guitarist Carlson. The band has appeared at many premier venues and festivals on the West Coast, including Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage, McCabe's Guitar Shop, The Broad Stage, the Hollywood Bowl, and CalTech Folk Music Society among many others. Their CD “White Swan” was released in March of 2013 to critical acclaim from  No Depression, FolkWorks, Pop Matters, M Magazine for Musicians, Music News Nashville and FolkWords UK  among others, and their new release for 2015 "Not That Kind of Girl" produced by Herb Pedersen has been championed by No Depression, Sing Out!, Americana Daily, Red Dirt Review and Pop Matters, as well as consistently charting in the Top 50 on the Roots Music Report for Americana Country. The band will make their Merlefest debut in the spring of 2016.

Susie Glaze has been honored to be included on
the newly-released Compass Records tribute album "Dear Jean - Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie" alongside such artists as Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Tim O'Brien, John McCutcheon, Robin and Linda Williams and many more. 

From the Review of “White Swan” on No Depression
 “From skilled instrumentation bluegrass jams, Appalachian vocals, sweet high lonesome harmonies and old-time folk influences, "White Swan" sings with the richness of a tapestry of American music that weaves together each genre through song-craft, clear production and authentic performance in such a seamless way, it feels like we're hearing just one genre; great American music.”

"The best new band I've never heard of!"  - Dan Crary
"…does something with a song that only great singers can do..."  KCSN, Northridge, CA
"One of the most beautiful voices in bluegrass and folk music today."  KPFK's FolkScene
"Her singing is impressive at all ranges…"  Bluegrass Unlimited
"The band is tight, great picking, and beautiful vocals and harmony."Che Greenwood, KVMR
"She held the audience in the palm of her hand…."  Scott Valley Bluegrass Festival

Lyrics

One More Mile

Written By: Jean Ritchie

I'VE BEEN A WANDRIN' ALL THE NIGHT,
AND THE BEST PART OF THE DAY AND NOW I'M RETURNING TO MY HOME
WHEN I TURN TO MY HOME, WHEN I
TURN TO MY HOME, I KNOW WHAT I'LL HEAR MY DARLIN' MOAN

Chorus: (Moanin') ONE MORE MILE (Moanin') TWO MORE MILES
(Moanin') HONEY CAN'T YOU STAY A LITTLE WHILE

I HAVE ROCKED THIS OLD CRADLE, EVERY TIME THE BABY CRIES 'CAUSE IT'S DADDY HAS BEEN AWAY SO LONG
YES I'VE ROCKED YOUR OLD CRADLE, AND I ROCKED IT SO LONG AND ALWAYS I SING THE SAME OLD SONG (Chorus)

I HAVE GIVE YOU ALL MY MONEY, I HAVE GIVE YOU ALL MY PAY
IT'S SO HARD TO MAKE A LIVIN' THIS AWAY
WELL I DON'T WANT YOUR MONEY, AND I DON'T WANT YOUR PAY, BUT DARLIN', OH DARLIN' CAN'T YOU STAY (Chorus)

MY TIME IT IS DONE, NO LONGER, NO LONGER CAN I STAY
WHEN THAT OLD LONESOME WHISTLE BLOWS
MAN'S GOT TO GO, CAN'T YOU HEAR WHAT THAT OLD WHISTLE HAS TO SAY (Chorus with Tag)

Go Dig My Grave

Written By: Jean Ritchie

WELL I BE GONE THESE LONESOME DAYS
I RETURN AGAIN, HERE’S WHAT I SAY
GO DIG MY GRAVE, BOTH WIDE AND DEEP
PLACE A MARBLE STONE AT MY HEAD AND MY FEET
OH LORD, OH LORD, OH LORDY ME
OH LORD, OH LORD, OH LORDY ME

SHE WENT UPSTAIRS TO MAKE HER BED
AND NOT ONE WORD TO HER MAMA SAID
HER MAMA SHE WENT UPSTAIRS TOO
SAYS DAUGHTER OH DAUGHTER WHAT TROUBLES YOU?

OH MAMA DEAR, I CANNOT TELL
THAT RAILROAD BOY I LOVED SO WELL
HE COURTED ME MY LIFE AWAY
AND NOW WITH ME HE WILL NOT STAY
OH LORD, OH LORD, OH LORDY ME
OH LORD, OH LORD, OH LORDY ME

HER PAPA HE COME HOME FROM WORK
SAYS WHERE’S MY DAUGHTER SHE SEEMED SO HURT
HE WENT UPSTAIRS JUST GIVE HER HOPE
AND HE FOUND HER HANGING FROM A ROPE
OH LORD, OH LORD, OH LORDY ME
OH LORD, OH LORD, OH LORDY ME

WELL HE TOOK HIS KNIFE AND HE CUT HER DOWN
AND IN HER BOSOM THESE WORDS HE FOUND
GO DIG MY GRAVE BOTH WIDE AND DEEP
PLACE A MARBLE STONE AT MY HEAD AND MY FEET
AND ON MY BREAST PLACE A SMALL WHITE DOVE
TO TELL THE WORLD I DIED FOR LOVE
OH LORD, OH LORD, OH LORDY ME
OH LORD, OH LORD, OH LORDY ME

Blue Eyed Darlin'

Written By: Rob Carlson

Oh daughter, I've a tale to tell
Oh precious daughter, I've a tale to tell
Somethin' I think you should know
Happened here so long ago
Hush, now, stop you're cryin'
My Blue Eyed Darlin'

A man once whispered to a girl
A young man once whispered to a girl
Would she be his beauty bride
On white horses she would ride
Nights he'd come a-callin'
My Blue Eyed Darlin'

He ran away from Shady Grove
He ran far away from Shady Grove
Her heart broke when he went away
To her was born a babe
She died of longing, my
Blue Eyed Darlin'

Her baby grew to be so tall
Her baby girl grew to be, be so tall
Eyes so blue it made you cry
As pale as summer sky
Pretty as the morning, my
Blue Eyed Darlin'

She traveled far and traveled wide
She traveled far, and she traveled wide
She found him after many a mile
She caught him with her smile
For her he'd fallen, my
Blue Eyed Darlin'

She lured him to the piney woods
She lured him way out to the piney woods
Her mother's silver locket made, a sharp and shiney blade
Laid him down a-dyin', my
Blue Eyed Darlin'

Then she hung her head and cried
Then she hung her head, and she cried
She was now an orphan girl
All alone in this cold world, to
make her way in, my
Blue Eyed Darlin'

Oh daughter, I've a tale to tell
Oh precious daughter, I've a tale to tell.

Green Kentucky Blues

Written By: Rob Carlson

GREEN KENTUCKY BLUES
© by Rob Carlson

I LEFT MY HOME IN BOWLING GREEN TO FIND MY GREAT FORTUNE
I SWAM ACROSS THE OHIO, I COULD NOT PAY THE BOATMAN
I TOOK THE ROAD TO BLOOMINGTON WITH JUST WHAT I COULD CARRY
I LEFT MY KITH AND KIN BACK HOME, BACK THERE IN GREEN KENTUCKY

DOES THE GRASS STILL GROW ON THE WILD KENTUCKY HILLS
DOES THE SUN SHINE ON THE NEW MOAN HAY
I'LL NEVER ROAM IF I EVER GET BACK HOME
I'M IN INDIANA WITH THEM GREEN KENTUCKY BLUES,
YES I'M IN INDIANA WITH THEM GREEN KENTUCKY BLUES.

I COME INTO A BRIGHT SALOON SO WILD AND FULL OF FUN
I DRANK AND LAUGHED AND DANCED ‘TIL WHEN THEY FOUND WHERE I WAS FROM
AND WITH NO COIN TO PAY, THEY TOSSED ME IN THE DRIVIN’ RAIN
THE SHERRIFF THREW ME DOWN IN CHAINS, FAR FROM MY GREEN KENTUCKY.

DOES THE GRASS STILL GROW ON THE WILD KENTUCKY HILLS
DOES THE RAIN STILL KISS THE FLOWERS THERE?
I'LL NEVER ROAM IF I EVER GET BACK HOME
I'M IN INDIANA WITH THEM GREEN KENTUCKY BLUES,
YES I'M IN INDIANA WITH THEM GREEN KENTUCKY BLUES.

THERE WERE THREE THERE JUST LIKE ME, BRAVE BOYS FROM WARREN COUNTY
LOCKED DOWN IN A DIRTY JAIL JUST FOR BEIN' UNLUCKY
THE JAILER WAS AN ORNERY BULL, THEY DROPPED HIM WHERE HE STOOD
I MADE A BREAK AND RAN SWIFT AS I COULD FOR GREEN KENTUCKY.

DOES THE BLUEGRASS GROW ON THE GREEN KENTUCKY HILLS
DOES THE BREEZE STILL SING A MELODY?
I'LL NEVER ROAM IF I EVER GET BACK HOME……(AGAIN)……
I'M IN INDIANA WITH THEM GREEN KENTUCKY BLUES,
YES I'M IN INDIANA WITH THEM GREEN KENTUCKY BLUES.

BRIDGE:
I'LL NOT LEAVE MY HOME AGAIN, THIS I TELL YOU TRUE
PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT YOUR OWN WILL DO BAD THINGS TO YOU
JUST BECAUSE A'WHERE YOU'RE FROM AND HOW IT IS YOU SPEAK
NO I'LL NOT BE STRAYIN' FAR FROM MY GREEN KENTUCKY.

Maggie Bailey

Written By: Rob Carlson

MAGGIE BAILEY
© Rob Carlson

OH MAGGIE BAILEY, FROM KENTUCKY
HOW’D I GET SO LUCKY
THE LIGHTNING MAGGIE MADE, HIGH OCTANE GRADE
LIKE MOONLIGHT, RAIN WATER WHITE
SWEET AS SWEET POTATO PIE
I THINK I KNOW WHY

FIRST CHORUS
GIRLS GET JEALOUS, ALL THE FELLAS
SPEND MORE TIME WITH MAGGIE BAILEY THAN THEY DO AT HOME
OH MAGGIE BAILEY, HERE’S MY DOLLAR
WHERE’S MY SWOLLER
I’LL STAY HERE IN WHISKEY HOLLER ‘CAUSE IT’S DRY IN TOWN

ONE DRINK AND I WONDER WHY I CAN’T FLY LIKE A BIRD
THEN I JUMP OVER MAGGIE BAILEY’S BARN
LOOP DE LOOPS IN THE AIR, LIGHT OF FOOT, NO CARES
WORLDS SPINNING BY, ABOVE A CLEAR BLUE SKY

SECOND CHORUS
MAGGIE BAILEY, NINETY-FIVE
THOUGH SHE DIDN’T LOOK A MINUTE OVER SEVENTEEN,
THE WOMEN DANCED, THE MEN ALL CRIED
WHEN MAGGIE DIED
NOW THE SHINE IN WHISKEY HOLLER
TASTES LIKE GASOLINE

Lay Down Your Weary Tune

Written By: Bob Dylan

LAY DOWN YOUR WEARY TUNE
© Bob Dylan

CHORUS:
LAY DOWN YOUR WEARY TUNE, LAY DOWN
LAY DOWN THE SONG YOU STRUM
AND REST YOURSELF 'NEATH THE STRENGTH OF STRINGS
NO VOICE CAN HOPE TO HUM

STRUCK BY THE SOUNDS BEFORE THE SUN
I KNEW THE NIGHT HAD GONE
THE MORNING BREEZE LIKE A BUGLE BLEW
AGAINST THE DRUMS OF DAWN

THE OCEAN WILD LIKE AN ORGAN PLAYED
THE SEAWEED'S WOVE ITS STRANDS
THE CRASHIN' WAVES LIKE CYMBALS CLASHED
AGAINST THE ROCKS AND SANDS

REPEAT CHORUS

I STOOD UNWOUND BENEATH THE SKIES
AND CLOUDS UNBOUND BY LAWS
THE CRYIN' RAIN LIKE A TRUMPET SANG
AND ASKED FOR NO APPLAUSE

THE LAST OF LEAVES FELL FROM THE TREES
AND CLUNG TO A NEW LOVE'S BREAST.
THE BRANCHES BARE LIKE A BANJO MOAN
TO THE WINDS THAT LISTENED THE BEST

REPEAT CHORUS

I GAZED DOWN IN THE RIVER'S MIRROR
AND WATCHED ITS WINDING STRUM.
THE WATER SMOOTH RAN LIKE A HYMN
AND LIKE A HARP DID HUM

REPEAT CHORUS

Albuquerque

Written By: Robert Ralph Carlson

ALBUQUERQUE
© by Rob Carlson

I'M SO TIRED OF THIS BIG CITY
THAT'S WHY I'M LEAVIN' TOWN
NOBODY CARES IF YOU'RE LIVIN' OR DEAD OR BURIED SIX FEET UNDER THE GROUND
IT'S TOO SMALL IN THIS BIG CITY
I NEED SOME ELBOW ROOM
I WANT TO RIDE OVER A MOUNTAIN SO HIGH YOU COULD REACH UP AND GRAB THE MOON --
I'VE GOT THE BLUES, THE BIG CITY BLUES….

LET'S GO TO --
ALBUQUERQUE, THAT'S WHAT I SAID, ALBUQUERQUE, OUT IN OLD NEW MEXICO
ALBUQUERQUE, I'VE FINALLY STOPPED MY SEARCHIN' AT THE END OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL
I HAD TO LEAVE THE HUSTLE OF THE CITY BEHIND
I FINALLY FOUND THE MISSING PIECE TO MY PEACE OF MIND, OH
ALBUQUERQUE, THAT'S WHAT I SAID, ALBUQUERQUE, OUT IN OLD NEW MEXICO

OH, ALBUQUERQUE, NO MORE LURKIN' IN DARK ALLEYS
I NEED TO BREATHE SOME CLEAN AIR
OH, ALBUQUERQUE, I'LL SAY WHY AND WHAT AND WHERE
YOU JUST SAY WHEN AND WE'RE THERE!
ALBUQUERQUE'S JUST A THOUSAND MILES AWAY
THE NEAREST THING TO HEAVEN, THIS SIDE OF L.A., OH
ALBUQUERQUE, THAT'S WHAT I SAID, ALBUQUERQUE
OUT IN OLD NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, ROPIN' COWS AND EATIN' JERKY, WITH GUYS NAMED ZEKE AND MOE
OH, ALBUQUERQUE, IT'S A WORD THAT RHYMES WITH "TURKEY" – JUST SAY THE WORD AND WE'LL GO!
AFTER ROPIN' AND A-RANCHIN', MAYBE WE'LL GO DANCIN', IN SOME OLD WATERING HOLE
WE'LL BE SWINGIN' AND A-SWAYIN', THAT JUKE BOX'LL BE A-PLAYIN'
SOMETHIN' FROM THE COWBOY RADIO-I-OH, OH,
ALBUQUERQUE, A-L-B-U-Q-U-E-R, Q-U-E IS THE PLACE FOR ME, OH
ALBUQUERQUE, A-L-B-U-Q-U-E-R, Q-U-E IS THE PLACE FOR ME!

Discography

"Not That Kind of Girl" (Hilonesome Music, 2015)
"White Swan" (Hilonesome Music, 2013)
"Live At The Freight & Salvage: Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band" (Hilonesome Music, 2011)
"Green Kentucky Blues" (Hilonesome Music, 2008)"Singin' the Moon Up: The Voice of Jean Ritchie" (Hilonesome Music, 2007) (Live Soundtrack)
"Blue Eyed Darlin" (Hilonesome Music, 2005)
"Home On The Hill" (Hilonesome Music, 2002)

Set List

Sets consist of original Bluegrass/folk works from lead guitarist Rob Carlson, with covers from Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Ernest Troost and Bob Dylan, along with Appalachian standards and originals from the great Jean Ritchie.

Typical Current Sets:

SET 1:

ONE MORE MILE (Jean Ritchie)
LITTLE RABBIT (Rob Carlson)
ANNABELLE (Gillian Welch)
MAGGIE BAILEY (Rob Carlson)
EVANGELINE (Ernest Troost)
GREEN KENTUCKY BLUES (Rob Carlson)
ME AND THE EAGLE (Steve Earle)
ALBUQUERQUE (Rob Carlson)
OLD DIRT ROAD (Rob Carlson)
BLUE EYED DARLIN' (Rob Carlson)

SET 2:
THE L&N DON'T STOP HERE ANYMORE (Ritchie)
POOR PILGRIM OF SORROW (Ritchie)
WEST VIRGINIA MINE DISASTER (Ritchie)
CODY BROWN (Carlson)
WHITE SWAN (Carlson)
WITHOUT WORDS (Carlson)
LAY DOWN YOUR WEARY TUNE (B. Dylan)
THE BALLAD OF DARK EILEEN (Carlson)
HARD TIMES (PD)
RED CLAY HALO (G. Welch)
I'M JUST A PILGRIM (Steve Earle)