The Blue Threads

The Blue Threads

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It's a mash-up take on a blues-drenched sound, mixing elements of funk, reggae, punk, & a bit of psychedelia, based around rock and roll.

Biography

The Blue Threads are a 3-piece band from Houston, Texas. Their style is a mix of rock, blues, reggae and funk. They entered and placed third among artists many years their senior in the Houston round of the International Blues Competition in 2006. The Blue Threads released their first self-titled CD in June of 2007, consisting of 6 original songs and 6 covers. All of the band members are originally from the Houston area - Dalton Dunn/Guitar & Vocals, Chris Spencer/Bass Guitar & Vocals, & Brandon Custer/Drums.
In October 2007 they were bestowed the honor of opening act at the Meridian Houston for renowned blues artist Johnny Winter. More recently, they opened for Tab Benoit at Fitzgerald’s in June 2009.
The Blue Threads 2009 CD, “Take This Smile” was released July 17, 2009. Consisting of 7 songs, all penned by bandleader Dalton Dunn, the new album is sure to gain the attention of music lovers of all ages and many different genres.

Lyrics

Nothing Inside

Written By: Dalton Dunn

Start off every day on the run
You know I'm feelin' alright
By the time that the day is done
had about enough of everyone

Yeah, had enough of you
Hey! had enough of you

There ain't nothin' that I'd rather do
than just get away
I'm becoming a waste just like you
and there is nothing more for me to say

Yeah, had enough of you
Hey! had enough of you

Well I can see there is no love in your eyes, nothing inside but betrayal and lies

You try to drag me down but I don't have blinded eyes

Mine are wide open, I'm gonna leave you behind

Start off everyday standing tall
ready for something new
I've gotta try so hard not to
Fall down the way you want me to

Yeah, had enough of you
Hey! had enough of you

Take This Smile

Written By: Dalton Dunn

Stop your worry, and love the life you're livin
Stop your cry, before the sun loses its shine
Why you hurry, you got my head spinning around
Tell me your troubles baby and I'll give you my peace of mind

ooooo what I'm gonna do, is take this smile and pass it on straight to you

ooooo what I wanna do, is take this smile and put it right on you

Who said what is wrong, and who said what is right
Who said you can't see in a place where there is no light
I don't want no trouble, don't want no struggle don't want no fight
So I'm gonna let it ride

But take a look inside take a look at your soul, forget about the evil and forget about the old
what do you see?
Does it set you free
or is this reality the way you want it to be
ooo this is no reality, if ain't the way you want it to be, I will take you away

Don't wanna rock your body
until I rock your mind
Don't wanna rock your body
until I rock your mind
ooooo treat me kind
I'll make you feel so fine
I said treat me kind and I'll give you my peace of mind

ooooo what I'm gonna do
is take this smile and put it right on you
ooooo what I'm gonna do
is take this smile and pass it on straight to you

Ain't Too Late

Written By: Dalton Dunn

Hey! Don't want no more misery
O Yeah! It's the only thing I can see

It ain't too late
there's gotta be a better time comin' round
It ain't too late

Hey! We are not waiting for the world to end
O Yeah! We don't have a lot of time left to make amends

It ain't too late
there's gotta be some better time come around
It ain't too late

Discography

The Blue Threads (self-titled LP)- 2007
Take This Smile (LP)- 2009

The song "Ain't Too Late" can be heard on www.eiy.com

Set List

Originals:
DON’T GIVE UP
STRIP
FOLLOW
UNREAL
AIN’T TOO LATE
NOTHING INSIDE
I’M NOT THE ONE
TAKE THIS SMILE
LET’S COME UNDONE

Covers:
TOO ROLLING STONED (Robin Trower)
ROCK ME BABY (BB King)
QUEEN BITCH (David Bowie)
SEARCH AND DESTROY (The Stooges)
HEY HEY MY MY (Neil Young)
BORN TO LOSE (Johnny Thunders)
BEHIND THE WALL OF SLEEP (Black Sabbath)
THE WARNING(Black Sabbath)
DIMENSION(Wolfmother)
WOMAN (Wolfmother)
MANIC DEPRESSION (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
RED HOUSE (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
KILLING FLOOR (Howlin' Wolf)
GOIN’ DOWN (Jeff Beck)
CROSSROADS (Cream)
MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB (Buddy Guy)
TEXAS FLOOD (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
CHITLINS CON CARNE (Kenny Burrell)
COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN (Led Zeppelin)
WHOLE LOTTA LOVE (Led Zeppelin)
WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS (Led Zeppelin)
GET FREE (The Vines)
PRODIGAL SON (Rolling Stones)
HIGHER GROUND (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
SCARLET BEGONIAS (Grateful Dead/ Sublime)
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