The Toluenes

The Toluenes

BandCountryAmericana

The Toluenes, a great sound with a wickedly cool sense of humor, burns like cheap tequila chased by a long-turned lime. Rockin' bar band. Makes you want to down a longneck and boogie. These just a few of the words reviewers have used to describe The Toluenes, on their latest c.d.

Biography

A regular on the Nashville music scene, Toluenes vocalist & songwriter Jamon Scott has hammered out his distinctive brand of southwestern country rock on stages from Asbury Park, N.J. to Los Angeles, CA including the legendary Rainbow Room on Hollywoods Sunset Strip. With comparisons to John Mellencamp, Jimmy Buffet and Robert Earl Keen, Jamon has garnered Best Male Vocals and Best Lyrics awards on Garageband.com while The Toluenes held the ..1 artist position in their genre for 6 straight months on Audiostreet.net. Guitarist Dan Crawley, a prolific songwriter in his own right, moved to Nashville right out of high school and honed his craft in such clubs as the famed Bluebird Cafe, eventually signing his first publishing deal. Later, he relocated to Lexington, KY, where he spent the late '90's and early 2000's "paying his dues" on the local music scene before hooking up with Jamon in 2003 and forming The Toluenes. a great sound with a wickedly cool sense of humor, burns like cheap tequila chased by a long-turned lime and rockin' bar (band) - makes me want to down a longneck and boogie are just a few of the words reviewers have used to describe The Toluenes, on their debut c.d. Hola from The Toluenes. The disc was recorded in Nashville and co-produced by Jim Allison, who wrote such hits as Reba McEntires What Am I Gonna Do About You and LeAnn Rimes Fade To Blue. The Toluenes also made their small screen debut in the 2007 Indie Gathering winner for best t.v. pilot, Bottle Rockets. The pilot was co-written by & co-stars Jamon and features several solo performances from both Jamon and Dan.

Lyrics

Adios New Mexico

Written By: Jamon Scott

Adios New Mexico

Words & Music by Jamon Scott

(If I had to tell the story of my life in one line I think it would be

‘I met a girl and then I met her boyfriend’. js)

Listen up while I begin.

I’ll tell you what, I’ll tell you where and when.

I went west, a single young man.

I met a girl and then I met her boyfriend.

It was hot, she was hot, too.

The kind of woman that I like a lot, too.

We had some drinks, we had some fun, too.

I woke up looking for someplace to run to.

Au revoir, ariva derci.

Get me the hell out of Albuquerque.

See you later, I got to go.

Adios, goodbye, New Mexico.

He was big and he was ugly.

I tried to run but he got a hold of me.

I tried to fight but he was too strong.

He threw me out the window with no clothes on.

So, I was naked and running down the street.

The sidewalk was burning my bare feet.

I heard him holler a couple choice words.

I hollered back and this is what he heard.

Au revoir, ariva derci.

Get me the hell out of Albuquerque.

See you later, I got to go.

Adios, goodbye, New Mexico.

One Cerveza

Written By: Jamon Scott

ONE CERVEZA

Words & Music by Jamon Scott

(Dedicated to everyone’s best friend; a man who gives us

refreshments, therapy and sometimes helps us to get laid.

Here’s to you, Mr. camarero. js)

One cerveza, please.

And could you maybe arrange,

To keep ‘em comin’ ‘til I fall in the floor on my face?

And you can keep the change.

‘Cause I’m in a bad way.

And nothin’ else I can find,

Can keep me keepin’ it all together while,

She’s goin’ out of my mind.

‘Cause I‘ve been shot from the saddle, my friend.

A showdown at high moon.

He picked me off from twenty paces.

And hit me so hard he knocked my guitar out of tune.

One more cerveza, please.

And do you have any limes?

And could I get a couple quarters to play me a song,

Whenever you get time?

‘Cause I’ve had a bad day.

The kind that ruins your night.

But if the money holds out until closin‘ time,

Then I’ll be feelin’ all right.

‘Til I get back in the saddle, my friend,

By the light of the noon.

I’ll bite the bullet from twenty paces.

Just slurrin’ and strummin’ my guitar out of tune.

It gets so blurry this time of night.

But if I squint I can see,

A pair of eyes at the end of the bar,

And they’re smilin’ and squintin’ right back at me.

One cerveza, please.

On second thought, make that two.

One for me and the soon-to-be girl of my dreams.

We owe it all to you.

Mexico

Written By: Jamon Scott

MEXICO

Words & Music by Jamon Scott

(For some reason I just can’t seem to get along with

my significant others’ significant others. js)

It was sundown in a border town,

On the wrong side of the border.

I saw my girlfriend with her husband.

And he didn’t seem to like the show.

So, we packed up and we broke brush.

Eight Coronas and a jar of change.

Danny spoke up and said to head south.

We’d make some money in Mexico.

I told him, "I ain’t gonna do it.

Ain’t gonna go.

‘Cause I ain’t got no business,

Down in Mexico.

Cerveca, bano,

And senorita is all the Spanish I know."

He just smiled and said,

"Senor, you’re gonna do fine."

It was ten miles in a pickup,

Dodging bullets all along the way.

The sun beat down, the truck heated up.

We had to pour the beer in the reservoir.

Showed my name card to the border guard.

Chewed my nails as he checked me out.

I took a deep breath when he came back.

Then, he nodded and he waved me through.

(Chorus)

Now, it was sundown in a border town,

On the south side of the border.

I climbed onto a stool and I summoned the barkeep,

And I’m not all that sure what was said after that…

But I told her cerveca, bano,

And senorita is all the Spanish I know.

And she just smiled and said, "Senor…"

Yeah, she just smiled and said, "Hombre…"

Yeah, she just smiled and I ain’t never going back to Tennessee.

Discography

FOUR CHORD AND A PACK OF LIES (2008)
-produced by Jim Allison (Reba McEntire) Stacey Hogan and The Toluenes

HOLA FROM THE TOLULENES (2007) EP
-produced by Jim Allison (Reba McEntire) Stacey Hogan and The Toluenes

Set List

2 hours of original material and some cover material from bands such as Wilco & Steve Earl