Taber Maine

Taber Maine

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandFolkAmericana

Taking the tradition of Bob Dylan, the humor of Jonathan Richman, and the self-reflection of Townes Van Zandt, Taber Maine uses these influences to create his own blend of what he calls Midwestern Country-blues.

Biography

Born in a sleepy college town surrounded by corn fields in the black swamp region of northwest Ohio, Taber Maine spent his youth standing in smokey cement dive bars, crossing the Michigan border to buy and shoot illegal fireworks and listening to old Rock n roll records on his mothers record player. Now residing in Texas, Taber Maine is working to create a niche for his midwestern blend of country-blues, high and lonesome appalachian folk and Motor City dirt.

Lyrics

Drinking On home

Written By: Taber Maine

600 Beers in between us now
But I'm drinking my way on home
And with every spin of the room that I'm in
It pulls me further from the cold

So don't tell me dear,
About myself
It only makes me drink a couple more
But what the hell do I know?
Not much at all
I guess I got a long way to go

I'm in love twice a month for about a week at a time
But every time my heart it up and dies
I feed it what it needs
Lots of wine and plenty weed
But the still the feeling finds a hole and leaves
And that hollow
Creeps back in
To the shape that I'm in
And this time, I don't think it's gonna leave
But what the hell do I know
Not much at all
I guess I got a long way to go

We were born under the same sign
And under the same sun
And grew up dreaming into the same skies
But we have different eyes
And when you're left, I swear mine died
For I haven't seen another pretty smile

So where did we go wrong
To make me write this song
And hide myself inside a glass of wine
What the hell do we know
Not much at all
I guess we got a long way to go

The Devil Keeps Me Company

Written By: Taber Maine

I got a baby out there lonesome
On an empty highway in the snow
She wanders up and down the interstate lost, and lonely and cold.

She was the queen of love when I met her
But I broke her down slowly
And I ain't slept a night since she left
But the devil keeps me company

Back home we juiced our way to glory
Drank wine to chase away the cold
I swear to god that whiskey saved my life on a frozen night in Ohio

But down here I'm dealing with a different animal
Can't help but let the heat get me down
I just ain't got that desert skin for this godforsaken cowboy town

But I'm a man that's used to struggle
I live with a hunger deep inside
And on them sad slow nights when I can't afford a drink
It gets to rumbling like the thunderous skies

But I ain't much one for quitting
Much less for settling down
I'm still out there searching in the night for the woman that can calm me down

I thought I'd find that girl in Cleveland
I thought I'd find her in Bowling Green
I thought I'd find that girl in Dayton, or Chi-town or Detroit City
Or somewheres in between

Now I got a lover down here in Austin
But baby I gotta say good night
See your mans outside and he's looking mean and I'm just to beat down to fight

But I'm a man that used to struggle
I live with a hunger deep inside
And on them sad slow nights when I can't afford a drink
It gets to rumbling like the thunderous skies

But I ain't come this far for nothing
And I still got a little luck
I don't got a bank roll baby
But I can hustle one up.

Discography

Yes To Everything EP - 2009
Taber Maine presents: The Pretty LSD - 2009
Drinking On Home-single, featured on Simple Folk radio program