The American Poets

The American Poets

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

The American Poets are an indie pop/rock group with a conscience. Their music draws from various influences and infuses it with their own fresh sound to create a vibrant, sonic landscape . So if you're searching for a band with an organic, versatile sound, then TAP has a lot to offer.

Biography

The American Poets' core members are singer/songwriter duo Jeff & Christine Maldonado. For the past several years, they have performed in South Florida, as well as various regions throughout the U.S. to promote their first album of acoustic/folk songs under their former name "The Providence". They quickly developed a large following of dedicated fans and were widely respected and regarded as a vital force on South Florida's new music scene. It was during this time that they drew the attention of various local radio stations and t.v. programs, and were invited to perform on several live broadcasts. Soon after, they were chosen to perform on a nationally televised talent program, and subsequently had their songs featured in several independent films.
When the time came to record their second album, Jeff & Christine wanted to expand their sonic horizons, and create a more diverse, dynamic and powerful sound. In order to accomplish this, they decided to seek out the most talented musicians they could find, that equally shared their passion and musical vision. Their search led them to drummer Santiago Palacios. After meeting with Jeff & Christine and foreseeing the concept they had in mind for their project, Santiago revealed his long time desire to join forces with the duo, and expressed his excitement in signing on as a member of the band. Then, all that was needed to set the wheels in motion was finding a bass player that was up for the part. Randy LaPierre more than filled those shoes and was that missing link that enabled Jeff & Christine's vision to take flight.
The American Poets can perform as an acoustic duo with Jeff & Christine showcasing some of their most loved songs, as well as some of yesterday's & today's most popular hits, or as a 4 piece all original rock band.
Now, with a new name, additional band mates, and an emphatic indie pop/rock sound, TheAmericanPoets will be taking their music to audiences everywhere. Keep an eye and ear out for their much anticipated album entitled "Light Of Life", now available on iTunes, Rhapsody, & CDBaby.com.

Here are some of the venues THE AMERICAN POETS has performed at:
SEMINOLE HARD ROCK (Hollywood, FL)
LINCOLN ROAD MALL (Miami Beach, FL)
BLUEBIRD CAFE (Nashville, TN)
COCO-WALK (Coconut Grove, FL)
BORDERS BOOK & MUSIC (Aventura, Plantation, Ft. Lauderdale, FL , Nashville, TN, Boulder, CO, Salt Lake City, UT)
AVENTURA MALL (Aventura, FL)
WAREHAUS 57 (Hollywood, FL)
LIBERTIES BOOKS & MUSIC (Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale)
B.B. KING'S BLUES CLUB (Memphis, TN)
BARNES & NOBLE (Aventura, Kendall, FL, Salt Lake City, UT)
SHOPS & SUNSET PLACE (South Miami, FL)
POWER STUDIOS (Design District, FL)
HARD ROCK CAFE (Bayside, FL)
THE OASIS @ SAWGRASS MILLS (Sunrise, FL)
CANCUN MEXICAN GRILL (Hollywood, FL)
CG CAFE (Lake Worth, FL)
O'HARA'S (Hollywood, FL)

Lyrics

DARLIN'

Written By: Christine Maldonado

Lyrics & Music: Christine Maldonado
Additional Music: Jeff Maldonado

You’re taking me for granted now
You used to be crazy about me
But I gave you too much of myself
And I feel like I’m gone completely
And I don’t like it no I don’t like it at all
No I don’t like it no not at all
Darlin’ when are we going home
I know that you like me still
But I want to be adored
I’m starting to act differently
Feels like you’re getting bored with me
And I don’t like it no I don’t like it at all
Maybe it’s all in my mind but I don’t like it anyhow
Darlin’ when are we going home
And I’m holding on to memories desperately
And I’m hoping that you’re looking back at me
And I feel like maybe I should set you free
But I don’t know anymore I just don’t know anymore
I can’t find the words to say that
I don’t like a single thing you’re saying
I’m trying to understand your ways I don’t know what to say
Your cruel outlooks on life are hurting me
And the vagueness in your eyes is hurting me
Sometimes I feel like a part of your routine
Sometimes you’re just so mean-

DIVINE

Written By: Jeff Maldonado

Lyrics and Music: Jeff Maldonado

So long I have waited for you to feel alive
So much has been taken
The harvest cleft and dry
Save me of what’s been said
You know I know all is…
Mala Fe these are the days so filled with lies
For you I’ve lied
All out pictures of you in the sand
All else is faded
All out pictures of you in his hands
All ours is faded
Alone I abandon
A field of grain surrounds me
Where no one will find me
Alone I’ll do without…
Mala Fe these are the days so filled with pride
But for you I’ve cried
All out pictures of you in the sand
All else is faded
All out pictures of you in his hands
All ours is faded
Mala Fe these are the days that fill our lives
For you and I-

LEAVING US ALONE

Written By: Christine Maldonado

Lyrics & Music: Christine Maldonado

All the pain’s around us and we fail to see
The people that are living in such misery
If we step back take another look around
We’ll see that no one’s really living safe or sound
And all we really ever have to say or do
Is leave a little bit left over when we’re through and
All the dollars we spend are spent in vain
Our little minds are going insane
They’re leaving us alone I can’t find my way
We try to find our way and make it our own
And leaving the world behind us to develop a heart that’s not so cold
Another day we end up oh so scared ‘cause
We’re standing with no clothes on and we’re not prepared
To earn an honest pay with our bear hands and our mind
And then we waste it all away on all the garbage we can find
Shelter the promise of our stained glass little girls
We’re in a messed up world ‘cause
They’re leaving us alone I can’t find my way
And now the tables are turned and we have learned all that
We know how to learn those things so unclean
The things we should not have seen
We’re stuck up in some mess like a wad of gum
Some kinda moral come ‘cause
They’re leaving us alone I can’t find my way-

Discography

"Light Of Life" is the new full length release for The American Poets. Click on "Audio" above to preview 3 tracks from the CD. To hear additional tracks from "Light Of Life" that are not featured here, visit www.myspace.com/theamericanpoets.

Jeff & Christine chose 3 of their most popular songs from their first album as "The Providence", and adapted them to be included in their debut CD as "TheAmericanPoets". To listen and purchase their first album under their former name "The Providence", go to www.cdbaby.com/cd/providence.

Set List

The American Poets' typical set can vary from 60-90 minutes. The duration of their sets can be shortened or lengthened to accommodate the nature of any event.
TAP perform songs from their new CD "Light Of Life" as well as songs from Jeff & Christine's debut CD as a duo, that have been adapted for TAP.
The set list includes the following songs:
DARLIN'
NOVA
DIVINE
LONG RIDE
LEAVING US ALONE
YOU SAVED ME
IT WAS NOT LONG
SOLEMN PROMISE
SIGH OF RELIEF
BIRDS OF SONG
WHAT I REALLY KNEW
EVERGREEN
IT IS NOT THAT WAY
EUPHORIA
CLOSER TO YOU
NEW FOUND HOPE
TIDES OF WONDER
PURE & DEAR
HURT
ANOTHER ONE DOWN
YOUR GRACE ALONE
RIVERSIDE