The Afterwhile

The Afterwhile

 Red Wing, Minnesota, USA
BandFolkAmericana

Expressive and Emotional. The Afterwhile is the harmonic result of family performing together. Captivating melodies intertwined with heartfelt story telling and a touch of “speak easy” grit. The Afterwhile have their own brand, appealing to audiences from all walks of life, big and small.

Biography

The Afterwhile present a collection of songs inspired by the peaks and valleys of life on the road. Listeners will hear the intersection of the group’s deeply rooted folk, country, and hometown Detroit-sound influences.

The Afterwhile is an award winning folky/blues band comprised of three highly talented and versatile musicians all with years of performing and touring experience. The Afterwhile can cover a wide range of musical genres and have become one of the most sought after bands around. They have been compared to the likes of Mumford & Sons, Johnny Cash, Ray Lamontagne, and Dave Matthews just to name a few. 

The Afterwhile's three part harmonies coupled with the groups versatile instrumentation make for an old time sound with a modern twist. Their members, Anthony Cuchetti (guitar/harmonica/lead vocal), his brother Chris Cuchetti (drums/vocals), and Alex Ceserani (bass/guitar/vocals) consistently bring audiences a musical experience and live show worth talking about. 


Lyrics

Not Afraid

Written By: Gina Cuchetti

Verse
Why are your eyes so bright
They make me feel like dancing
Why are your lips so soft
They make me want to sing to you
I can’t stop with the notion of your arms wrapped around me
I just want you to hear it come from me to you

Chorus
So you see, I don’t want me without you
So you hear, that these words like a river flow from my heart to yours
Now I want to tell you what I’ve kept locked up in my head so long
Because I’m not afraid anymore

Verse
You speak and I think there’s an angel among me
You smile, all the while, there’s an autumn sky high above me
Can it be there’s but me and you existing all alone here
Cover me with melody
Your song I want to hear over and over

Bridge
Lean a little bit closer so I can whisper into your ear
Tell you all about how I shout with joy every time you are near
So I want to tell you in my loudest tone
That I’m not afraid anymore

Ending line
Why are your eyes so bright, they make feel like dancing

St. Croix Avenue

Written By: Anthony Cuchetti

I thought I was a super somone leaping over building tops.
But then I crashed and burned to the ground, now I'm spitting out dirt and rocks.
Covered in the mud of pity for my dirty old sorry self.
But then that sweet sweet melody done knocked me on my head.

Now I ride along sing my song having faith this road I'm on will one day lead me home.
Take me to the baptistry, dunk me down 123, Jesus gonna save my soul.

Now I'm just a super no one leaping over building blocks.
But no mistake my humble ways brought me fortune gold could never top.
Trading my shiny cape for simple simon brand clothes is fine.
Living my life with no regret, swaying to the rhythm that's mine.

Now I ride along, sing my song, having faith this road I'm on will one day lead me home.
Take me to the baptistry, dunk me down 123, Jesus gonna save my soul.

Butter Bean

Written By: Anthony Cuchetti,Gina Cuchetti,Lacy Schumann, Lacy Schumann

Can you recall, another time when, by surprise we fell in love.
Young awkward glance, full of meaning, carried feelings we both had.
Lullabies of lonliness, bittersweet solo kiss, dancing with my arms wrapped round' the air.
Then it only you and me, planning life over tea, living like we didn't have a care....and I say to you that

You're my butterbean, my old time movie scene, the zip-a-dee-do-da-dee that takes me back to.
Whiskey beer and Tennessee, keeping time on tambourines, watching clouds turn tangerine, as moon light leads us home.

Was in the Fall, while we were driving, all entwined in candy colored leaves.
That you believed we were brought here, for a reason, we could not forsee.
Marking maps with paper clips, plotting out our endless trips, soaking in the AM stations waves. Taking naps across my lap, with your feet up on the dash, miles pass us by you turn and say.....darlin, that

You're my butterbean, my old time movie scene, the zip-a-dee-do-da-dee that takes me back to.
Whiskey beer and Tennessee, keeping time on tambourines, watching clouds turn tangerine, as moon light leads us home.

Marking maps with paper clips, plotting out our endless trips, soaking in the AM stations waves. Taking naps across my lap, with your feet up on the dash, miles pass us by you turn and say.....darlin, that

You're my butterbean, my old time movie scene, the zip-a-dee-do-da-dee that takes me back to.
Whiskey beer and Tennessee, keeping time on tambourines, watching clouds turn tangerine.
My arms around you...
Heart beats for you...
As we start to fall.....in.....love!!

Tell Me

Written By: Anthony Cuchetti,Lacy Schumann, Lacy Schumann

Tell me to look both ways.
Tell me how to cook your eggs.
Tell me when you're drunk.
Tell me how to dance that Detroit funk.

You tell me you curse and beg.
You tell me she is just a friend.
But I"m saying, I'm smarter than you.
Didn't ya know I knew her cross turned blue.

You're so low, for doing what you're doing.
Cold, so cold. I shouldn't be standing here playing these games.

Give it to me straight, I'm begging ya please.
Say it to my face, don't lie to me.
Look me dead in my eyes, so I can see.
Just what the hell you want from me!

You're so low, for doing what you're doing.
Cold, so cold. I shouldn't be standing here playing these games.
Shouldn't be standing here playing these games.
Shouldn't be here listening to you try to explain!

Give it to me straight, I'm begging ya please.
Say it to my face, don't lie to me.
Look me dead in my eyes, so I can see.
Just what the hell you want from me!

IJ

Written By: Anthony Cuchetti,Chad Holsclaw, Chad Holsclaw

Feed you falsly, to fantasize.
Fooled clean, then you realize.
What is a lie, disguised as truth.
You preach to me, I'll preach to you.

On your feet, the truth is said.
Tyranny's knocking, shoot it dead.
Don't let them make you kneel and bob.
Truth be told, inside job.

Something wicked, this way comes.
Rotting lies, from bleeding gums.
Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Disappear, with all their lies.

On your feet, the truth is said.
Tyranny's knocking, shoot it dead.
Don't let them make you kneel and bobb.
Truth be told, inside job.

Lori's Song

Written By: Anthony Cuchetti

I've been walking backwards,
for so long now, always figuring something's gotta give.
Aint' got no time for this, patience running thin.
Get out of my way, I got life to live.
Cause' I ain't quittin' yet, no not ever.
Band's still rippin', dance ain't near bein' done.
Tank is full that open road is calling.
Put the pedal down, man I'm on the run.

Goin' back home to Kiester
Cause I wanna be there
Where my heart belongs yeah, and my soul is free.
Don't need much more of anything
Just my country home and my lovin' family.

There's a thought you might be thinking.
With the hand I was dealt there ain't no chance for me to win.
Funny thing's all I see is ace's.
That's the reason for these dimples in my grin.

Cause I ain't layin' down, no not ever.
Hand is smokin' hot, and I'm all in.
I got two pretty babies I'm a callin' my angels.
And my sweet, sweet honey takin' me like the wind.

Goin' back home to Kiester
Cause I wanna be there
Where my heart belongs yeah, and my soul is free.
Don't need much more of anything
Just my country home and my lovin' family.

Well this old road has been a windy one indeed.
But I thank God for giving me all I need.

Goin' back home to Kiester
Cause I wanna be here
Where my heart belongs yeah, and my soul is free.
Don't need much more of anything
Just my country home and my lovin' family.

Harmony

Written By: Anthony Cuchetti

I'm sick and tired of hearing myself cry when I sleep.
So I think I'll turn off my feelings so I can get some relief.
All I am constantly seeing is your tender smile.
And the change that comes over me when your eyes dance with mine.
But if you're not ready to love me, then I stand by your choice.
I guess all I'm really asking, is to join me in one voice.
As we fall to our knees.

And pray that we never stop singing.
Cause' harmony is all that we have.
To keep us from ever forgetting.
The moment our voices met.

Holy is the one who is letting us feel this love inside.
Answers will be there for us if we have faith like a child.
But if you're not ready to love me, then I stand by your choice.
I guess all I'm really asking, is to join me in one voice.
As we fall to our knees...

And pray that we never stop singing.
Cause' harmony is all that we have.
To keep us from ever forgetting.
The moment our voices met.
I'll be right here when you're ready.
No words will you have to say.
As long as we just keep on singing.
Everything will be ok.

I'm sick and tired of worry.
So I think I'll just smile.

The Game

Written By: Gina Cuchetti

When those words they seem to leave you here and you have nothing to say.
And you wonder how you can believe that you have a mind today.
Did you ever wonder how we hurt each other just to save ourselves from the same. We keep running and playing the same game. We keep playing the same game.

Just push me and I'll push you back
We'll hit the ground, our ego's in tact
Start again, this time you begin
I'll wait my turn, 'cuz I'm gonna win

So you tell someone they are your world then you steal their world away.
And you take all you can, telling them "I'll give it back someday."
I'll give it back someday.
you won't get it back someday.

Just push me and I'll push you back
We'll hit the ground, our ego's in tact
Start again, this time you begin
I'll wait my turn, 'cuz I'm gonna win

Discography

The Afterwhile - 2011
The Afterwhile EP - 2012

These Days - 2014

Waiting On Your Ghost - 2015

Set List

Along with our many hand picked cover songs as seen here: http://www.theafterwhile.com/song_list/ , we also write and perform our original compositions as well (listed below)

Butter Bean
St. Croix Avenue
Tell Me
IJ
Honest Lie
Man's Gotta Make A Livin
Lori's Song
She Walked In
Harmony
Portrait
Not Afraid
He Walked In
The Game
Tommy C
Topenga
Beautiful Life
I Understand