PILGRIM

PILGRIM

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Pilgrim
Pronunciation: 'pil-gr?m
Function: noun
1 : one who journeys in foreign lands : wayfarer
2 : one who travels to a shrine or holy place as a devotee

Just as the definition of pilgrim describes a seeker, we are on a journey and search for Different Sounds and Unique lyrics

Biography

Pilgrim
Pronunciation: 'pil-gr?m
Function: noun
1 : one who journeys in foreign lands : wayfarer
2 : one who travels to a shrine or holy place as a devotee

Just as the definition of pilgrim describes a seeker, we are on a journey and search for Different Sounds and Unique lyrics

Dereck King hailing from Pickaway County, Ohio is the Vocalist but most importantly the guitarist in the band. Dereck is undeniably one of the most inspirational, talented and energetic musicians to come out of Pickaway County. Being Self taut at the age of 14 his influences are as varied as his leads from blues, classic rock'n'roll, bluegrass, classical and psychedelia. Derecks list of accomplishments within the music industry have accumulated in fast riffs, subtle nuances and the creative edge that now define him as the front man in Pilgrim. The six string axe is as a natural appendage to Dereck and thus he is leaving an indelible and influential image in the music industry that future guitarists and overall music musicians will aspire to.

Max Shedenhelm performs backing vocals and holds down the bottom end with the heart pounding wall rhythm of the bass guitar. Max has toured regionally and has released One Album with a previous band Zephyr entitled "Zephyr". He has had the honor of opening up for large national acts including Jackyl and The Georgia Satellites at the 2006 Easy Riders Rodeo in Chillicothe, Ohio. His influences and style of playing have helped create a signature sound of Rock, Classical, Jazz and Psychedelia. With Max's natural ability to reinvent and develop bass runs his talent already exceeds his years and influences.

Michael "Lewie" Lewelling hailing from the Music State of Tennessee lays the foundation of the band on the Drums. Michael started beating the skins at the early age of 10. He continued his music education in The Teays Valley Marching band and Jazz band throughout High School in Pickaway County, Ohio. This structured and restrictive environment was not compatible with the young drummers thirst for aggressive free style drumming thus it was not long before the foundation for Pilgrim was formed. Michael soon developed the lean thunderous backbeat and chops that is now the signature for Pilgrim. Michael has played the local club scene as well as Beale St. in Memphis Tennessee. He is also the proud co-owner of Jen & Lew's Groom Room in downtown Circleville, Ohio

Pilgrim was formed by three lifelong friends that have spent their careers working towards a band of talent, creativity, experience and artistic freedom. This band performs originals as well as covers ranging from Classic Rock'n'Roll to their own take on Traditional Bluegrass, Electric to Acoustic sets depending on the venue.

We supply the venues we play with show handbills as well as putting up show posters at local popular locations. We also advertise on local radio station band listings when and where applicable.

Lyrics

The Open Range

Written By: Pilgrim (king, shedenhelm, lewelling)

Every Brick the layers lay
every thing the sayers say
where the sinners all come to pray
The Open Range

In the mighty eyes of the stranger
and in the brain of the man in danger
a dead love we tend to favor
The open range

Fair lady don't you know
a candle burns but never glows
Fair lady cant you see
that candle burns in you and me

Weather Man

Written By: Pilgrim (king, shedenhelm, lewelling)

Ah Weather Man, Weather man you say you know the way the storm blows
Weather man, you dont know what the storm knows

You are only a grain of sand, lingering along a lonely ship in search of land
the less you know the more you understand! Weather Man

So rise to fall and fall to rise
wither will or when we wallow
one leg steps and one leg follows
one man lives and one man DIES!

You are only a grain of sand lingering along a lonely ship in search of land
the less you know the more you understand Weather Man!

The Scavenger

Written By: Pilgrim (king, shedenhelm, lewelling)

She scavenges the sidewalk in search of steps she took when cracks were candy canes
things were better then...... things were all better then

Tale told by the mountain

Written By: Pilgrim (king, shedenhelm, lewelling)

As fluent as the talons of the owl, mine is the tale told by the mountain

Land Man

Written By: Pilgrim (king, shedenhelm, lewelling)

So he show, so he go
So wind crowned, dread the ground
So he step, so I fall
So I fell, so I tell you now

Long legs lingering along and every change he bring
is it the rhythm of the rain and dry
his dead emotion is the driven sky

Coming, come man the wave with the young in the old man a twig settled in the hand
of day one day whittling away and every wave meets the sand

LAND MAN I SEE YOUR LEGS GO RUNNING, PASSING ME BY YOU TRY TO FLY ON THE GROUND man of the motion to get you where you need go till you gone and the land get you where you bound

RUN!

What you see and what you know

Written By: Pilgrim (king, shedenhelm, lewelling)

What you see and what you know
the air you breathe and breath you blow
and where you are and need to go

While along my weary way
The wind it dances in my brain
and what is feeling without pain
the endless heights on which we reign

Discography

Released Material:
2003 -
The Open Range (demo)

2007- Acoustic Session @ SonicLabs
Tin Man Soldiers (acoustic)
Weather Man (acoustic)

2009 - Electric Demo Session @ SonicLabs
My Balloon
What you see and what you know
Weather Man
Land Man
Arise
The Scavenger
The Open Range

2010 - FLCC Studio - Farmington New York
The Open Range
The Scavenger
Weather Man
Land man
What you See and What you know
My Balloon
Arise

2003 - Current - Unreleased Material
Where she goes my brain will follow
Where My brain goes
Rhyming Bird
The Storm (Weather Man Suite)
Mine is the tale told by the mountain
Tin Man Soldiers (Electric)

Set List

Setlist is written before or during show.
Our music is open to changes and movements and will be different from show to show depending on mood and how the music is touching people. (you may see a 3min song one evening and the next it'll be a 12min jam)

Originals:
Weather Man
The Storm
Land Man
Where She Goes my brain will follow
The Open Range
What you see and what you know
Arise
Where My Brain
The Scavenger
Rhyming Bird
Tale told by the mountain
My Balloon
Tin Man Soldiers

Pilgrim also packs a good number of covers in our sets ranging from The Doors to Lynyrd Skynyrd