The Dust Bowl Cavaliers

The Dust Bowl Cavaliers

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The Dust Bowl Cavaliers is a seven man hot-damn hootenanny which mixes bluegrass, traditional folk music, classic country, alt-country, and rock and roll done in the old-time style! NEWS FLASH: Members of the DBC just played several shows with Common Rotation opening for the Indigo Girls!

Biography

ABOUT THE DBC...

The Dust Bowl Cavaliers is a seven man hot-damn hootenanny which mixes bluegrass, traditional folk music, classic country, alt-country, and rock and roll done in the old-time style.

The group's repertoire is vast, including old numbers like "Down on Penny's Farm" and "New River Train", early country hits such as "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Hey, Good Lookin'" and even string band versions of tunes by Tenacious D, the Ramones and the Flaming Lips.

The Cavaliers' live shows are exciting, uplifting, and often pretty darn funny (all the boys in the band do improv in various LA comedy groups). The Dust Bowl Cavaliers are working on their next CD and are playing shows in the LA area.

Be sure to check out The DBC's 2 CMH Records releases, as well as their 2 self-produced CD's!

Lyrics

The Other Side of the Hill

Written By: Young

There's a place there ain't no sorrow
A place there ain't no pain
And in that sweet tomorrow
There ain't no sign of rain
Ain't no hard times, ain't no ills
On the other side of the hill

There's a lot of people prayin'
"Please, God - a little more."
And there's a lot of people sayin'
"I'd be rich if I wasn't so poor."
There's a place you got to pay no bills
On the other side of the hill

Look over yonder and you'll see
Somethin' gonna make you believe
Sun is risin' on the other side of the hill

Men are throwin' down their rifles
Men are throwin' down their guns
Walkin' away from the battle
Always fought and never won
Ain't nobody ever gonna fight or kill
On the other side of the hill

Take away my sorrow
Take away my pride
Wash away my sin
Make me clean inside
Please take me with you, Lord
If you will
To the other side of the hill

Look over yonder and you'll see
Somethin' gonna make you believe
Sun is risin' on the other side of the hill
Sun is risin' on the other side of the hill
Say your goodbyes and head
To the other side of the hill

Here to Stay

Written By: Matthew Stephen Young

We drive all day
on a long highway
I draw a heart in the dust on the windshield
And that radio
playing soft and low
as the sun puts on a show in a dead field

And you hold my hand
as we talk about the end
and what might have gone better
if someone had gotten to it
You breathe a sigh
as the miles pass on by
And it feels so right to say these words to you

The desert's gonna reclaim California one day
When the rains refuse to fall
and the weathered shopping malls
stand like ancient gravestones
by the old highway
When the sands are comin'
I'll protect you from them
Just know that I am now and always
here to stay
Just know that I am now and always
here to stay

And we drive 'til dawn
and the road goes on
and the cracked and crumbling billboards lead the way
And the wheels they roll
and they shake me to my soul
and I'm happy just to get another day

And you hold my hand
as we round another bend
Windshield wipers waiting patient
Hoping they might dance again
A tear falls from your eye
as the miles pass on by
and it feels so right to say these words to you

The desert's gonna reclaim California one day
When the rains refuse to fall
and the weathered shopping malls stand like ancient gravestones by the old highway
When the sands are comin'
I'll protect you from them
Just know that I am now and always
here to stay
Just know that I am now and always
here to stay

There's a man on the roadside
He ain't askin' for a ride
Just holds a sign that says
"My friend, the end is near"
You can call it revelation
but I had a premonition -
if it comes to pass, we'll be alright, my dear

And you hold my hand
as we talk about the end
and what might have gone better
if someone had gotten to it
You breathe a sigh
as the miles pass on by
And it feels so right to say these words to you

The desert's gonna reclaim California one day
When the rains refuse to fall
and the weathered shopping malls stand like ancient gravestones by the old highway
When the sands are comin'
I'll protect you from them
Just know that I am now and always
here to stay
Just know that I am now and always
here to stay

Discography

Common Rotation VS. The Dust Bowl Cavaliers - 10 song CD available now!

"The Other Side of the Hill" was featured on the soundtrack to the indie feature "Chronic Town", which premiered at Sundance '08!

CMH Records' "Pickin' and Singin' - The Biggest Hits of the 1980's Vol. 1", on which we perform bluegrass versions of "Billie Jean" and "867-5309 Jenny" - out now!

Dust Bowl Cavaliers' self-released "Volume 2: Flowers and Gasoline" featuring 13 new tracks - out now!

CMH Records' "Bluegrass Wrecks the Music of Tenacious D: This is Just a Tribute" (all songs performed by The Dust Bowl Cavaliers). Out NOW!

"Volume One: Sweet Tomorrow" Six song EP released Summer of 2006. All songs have gotten streaming play on various sites, including killradio.org.

"Hurry Back Home" was featured on the soundtrack to indie film "Summer's End."

"The Other Side of the Hill" was featured on the soundtrack to the short film "Pie n' Burger."

Set List

Rock songs done bluegrass style...
10 Tenacious D songs (check out our Tenacious D Tribute on CMH Records!)
I Wanna Be Sedated (Ramones)
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt. 1 (Flaming Lips)
Sympathy for the Devil (Rolling Stones)
Take it on the Run (REO Speedwagon)
I've Just Seen a Face (Beatles)
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2)
Don't Think Twice, It's Alright (Bob Dylan)

Bluegrass and Traditional...
Rocky Top
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Foggy Mt. Breakdown
Old Joe Clark
Banks of the Ohio
Penny's Farm
Old Dan Tucker
Darlin' Corey
Drunkard's Special
In the Pines
Goin� Down the Road Feelin� Bad
Hot Corn, Cold Corn
Crawdad Song
Down by the Riverside
Buffalo Gals
Turkey in the Straw
New River Train

Originals...
the Dust Bowl Cavaliers Theme Song
What is a Man?
Hurry Back Home
the Other Side of the Hill
Lay You Down
Skeeter Hawk
Easy Chair
Got Me A Woman
Here To Stay
Let's Go For A Drive

Classic Country...
Hey Good Lookin' (Hank Willia