The Transcenders

The Transcenders

BandRockAmericana

the logical evolutionary bridge between jamrock and popular music

Biography

Joining forces in Dallas, Texas in 2002 Ryan Parvis, Travis Behl and Brian Hughes formed The Transcenders, focusing on writing songs whose heartfelt messages inspire creativity, positive-thinking and spirituality. Yearning to find cohesion and fluidity of lyric and music, The Transcenders added Lionel “Bud� Lucchesi and Brian Girard to the mix infusing rock, blues, funk, country and jazz along with stylized, improvisational solos and duel jams that showcase the talents and variety of musical influences of each member.

The Transcenders energy and musical prowess continues to capture new listeners, thus adding to and enriching an already solid and loyal fan base. In the spring of 2005, The Transcenders released their debut original album, "What It Is", at the legendary Poor David's Pub to a packed house. Gaining local acclaim and recognition, the band positioned itself to play in Austin at the legendary Antone's, Jovitas and the Flamingo Cantina; in Dallas at the Granada Theater and the Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas; and around the states of Texas and Oklahoma.

As they have been honored to share the stage with The Radiators, Olospo, Tea Leaf Green, Moses Guest, Salim Nourallah, Larry, Macon Grayson, Chris Holt, Sara Hickman, Dan Walker and Jayson Bales and the Revival, the Transcenders continue to grow and have emerged as a band with a soul, a voice and a musical style all their own.

Lyrics

Widespread

Written By: Brian Hughes / The Transcenders

Come on baby let’s take a ride
You can show me what’s on the other side
All it took me was just one glance
Then I knew I had to take this chance with you with you, with you

Faded blue jeans your shirt’s tie-dyed
Open windows your hair is pulled back tight
Be a victim of circumstance
Hippie girl come on and dance with me
‘Cause then you could see, ‘Cause I know that we’d agree
If you believe in whatever led you to me

The sweetest smile that I’ve ever seen
Head to toe I love everything
I was hoping you would be so kind
Just tell me what lies easy on your mind. What’s on your mind?

Wildflowers and evergreens
Open road for as far as I can see
Let your hair down, let’s unwind
Hippie girl what don’t you find in me?
Well, what can’t you see? ‘Cause I know that we’d agree
If you believe in whatever led you to me, to me, to me

My hippie girl, where is my hippie girl?
My hippie girl, well, you could rule my world
My hippie girl, where can you be?

My hippie girl, is it you or is it me?
My hippie girl, well I just can’t see
My hippie girl, where can you be?

My hippie girl, well, what have I done wrong?
My hippie girl, well, I wrote you this song
My hippie girl, I guess I don’t belong

© The Transcenders

Quarter Life Crisis

Written By: The Transcenders

What has you low?
I’d expect as usual you know
What would happen if you don’t?
Through all the mess
It’s best when played close to the chest
If a heart must be worn, he’ll go sleeveless

And you think it’s a quarter life crisis
But who’s to say if it is what it is

I don’t mean to wax optimistic
But lately you can make it sound as if
You don’t even know if you exist
I’ve been over all the specifics
Given to reasons scientific
To put him down
But don’t count him out
Don’t count you out

A natural action
Pushing on the bounds of reaction
Oh no she goes
We’re captive you see
Creatures of our own sociology
How’d we expect to not be just a little bit crazy

And you called in a quarter life crisis
But who’s to say if it is what it is

I don’t mean to wax optimistic
Lately you can make it sound as if
You don’t even know if you exist
I’ve been over all the specifics
Given to reasons scientific
To put him down
But don’t count him out
Don’t count you out

© The Transcenders

Discography

What It Is - Released April 16, 2005

1. The Believer
2. Widespread
3. Paranoid Cinema
4. A. C.
5. Cornbread
6. Wonder Why
7. A Dark Ride
8. The Truck Along Song
9. Like A Ghost
10. Quarter Life Crisis
11. The Song of Three Titles

Set List

The typical Transcenders show consists of two 1 1/2 Hr sets. Each show consists of mostly orginal music mixed in with some fine covers listed below

ORIGINAL SONGS
Wonder Why
Cornbread
One Quarter Life Crisis
The Truck Along Song
Paranoid Cinema
Widespread
A.C.
Phoenix
A Dark Ride
Like A Ghost
The Believer
The Song of Three Titles
Sheridan Road
What It Is
Little Devil
Fond Farwell
Shine on
Take It
Put It Back
Sweet Thing
Walk/Talk
Go Now
Runaway

COVERS
Dixieland Delight - Alabama
1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson
Ain't No Sunshine- Bill Whithers
Change- Blind Melon
We Can Work It Out - The Beatles
Burn to Shine - Ben Harper
Midnight Rider - The Allman Brothers
One Arm Steve - Widespread Panic
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Going to Calif- Led Zepplin
Cassidy - Grateful Dead
Given to Fly- Pearl Jam
Get Myself Arrested- Gomez
Riders on the Storm- the Doors
The Seeker- The Who
Eighteen Wheeler- Alabama
Mr. Soul- Neil Youn