Possum Trot Orchestra

Possum Trot Orchestra

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Roots, blues, folk, country, R&R--a "defining voice in today's Americana." NEWS FLASH--Visit us on the 4/11/07 "Open Mic" page at NPR.org. We are excited to be selected as a featured artist for the song, "The House That We Can't Buy" from our new CD HARBOR ROAD.

Biography

"With PTO's eclectic, bright approach to re-imagined tradition, POSSUM TROT ORCHESTRA is both enjoyable and intriguing, and should please folk fans looking for something out of the ordinary."
RONALD LANKFORD, JR., Sing Out! Summer 2006.

More than 50 years in the making, The Possum Trot Orchestra is the result of a Texan, two Marylanders and a bona-fide Hoosier finally crossing paths, instruments in hand. What sets us apart from other bands? Unforgettable original material.

Visit our cdbaby website for complete biographies and lengthier accolades from home and abroad--and to hear audio clips from all 14 tracks of the latest CD!

www.possumtrotorchestra.com

Member, ASCAP.
Member, Amercana Music Association.

Lyrics

Wonderful

Written By: Susan Suraci

Don't waste today--that would be tragic.
Come out and play, come feel the magic.
We don't have nine lives, so it would be wise
To open your eyes and see what is Wonderful.

And don't spend the night in heartache and sadness.
Things will be all right and fretting is madness.
We don't have the years just to waste them in tears,
So open your ears and hear what is Wonderful.
Everything's Wonderful.

So count your blessings, not your woes, my dear.
If you need someone to help, I'm already here.

(Break)

Oh now, count your blessings, not your woes, my dear.
If you need someone to love, I'm already here.

So don't feel alone when I'm right beside you
You're not on your own when you decide to
Make a new start
Just do your part
And open up your heart
And feel what what is wonderful
Cause everything's wonderful
Oh, we're all wonderful
Oh, we're all wonderful
Wonderful

Buckeystown

Written By: Susan Suraci

Word sure does get around in Buckeystown.
I wanna move away from here
'Cause I'm tired of sneakin' around in Buckeystown
Where everybody knows your name
And everybody's got your game
And a person has to be insane to want to stay.

Seems like we always run into Mary;
This time she caught us holding hands.
She's gonna tell our good friend, Larry.
Then they'll tell everybody we know--
That's how rumors come and go
When your little romance is the only show in town.

Word sure does get around in Buckeystown.
I wanna move away from here
'Cause I'm tired of sneakin' around in Buckeystown
Where everybody knows your name
And everybody's got your game
And a person has to be insane to want to stay.

Seems like we always run into Brad--
I swear there must be more than one.
Now he's gonna mention us to Dale and Eileen,
And they're gonna spill it to Jill.
Oh, you bet your bottom dollar they will.
And Jill is gonna tell it to Al and he'll tell Dave....

So why don't we steal away from Buckeystown?
We'll load your daddy's Coupe de Ville,
Drive it down this doggone hill
And keep it rollling 'til we reach the Eastern Shore

'Cause oh, oh, oh, oh--
I'm tired of sneaking 'round in Buckeystown!
I wanna move away from here
'Cause word sure does get around in Buckeystown
Where everybody knows your name
And everybody's got your game
And a person has to be insane to want to stay......

Discography

Harbor Road, The Possum Trot Orchesta, Southern Can Records SCCD 2227, Released December 2006.

The Possum Trot Orchestra (Suraci/Minton/Suraci), Southern Can Records SCCD 2225, released Oct. 31, 2005.

Going Back to Vicksburg, (John Minton with Possum Trot Orchestra & Flying Suraci) Southern Can, 2004. (available at CDbaby.com)

Life and Times, (John Minton) Southern Can, 2003. (available at CDbaby.com)

Then and Now (Flying Suraci) Hot Laba, 2001.

Set List

Typical set list centers around Minton and Suraci original songs from current and prior albums with an occasional roots/blues cover song.