Traveling Broke and Out of Gas

Traveling Broke and Out of Gas

 Lafayette, Indiana, USA
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Appropriately described as "Bastard Americana”, this quartet is "the Rush of Folk Music" combining a variety of musical genres to create a remarkably unique sound. Traveling Broke’s original songs reflect stories of social justice, sustainability, and freedom. Traveling Broke and Out of Gas keeps pushing the boundaries of folk and refuses to dwell in the comfortable familiarity of formulaic songwriting styles that many listeners of today may have come to expect.

Biography

  Led by sultry vocals, dynamic instrumentation, and cerebral songwriting, Traveling Broke and Out of Gas has created a niche for themselves with their own brand of diverse, Folk inspired sounds. 

With three full length albums, and several national and regional tours under their belt, Traveling Broke and Out of Gas is quickly making a name for themselves across the United States. Aside from being head over heals in love with the music they write and perform, the band is very committed to causes and issues that have meaning to them; this is reflected in their songs' themes of social justice, sustainability, human rights, freedom, family, cooperation, and love. 


 Originally formed as a traveling husband and wife duo playing what they wanted and where they wanted regardless of outside appeal, Traveling Broke and Out of Gas, now with four band members, has grown their grassroots folk/blues/rock/country style into their very own unique sound that has been appropriately labeled 'Bastard Americana'. This band was formed from the sheer love of  and inspiration derived from music and songwriting; and becuase of that, the band's 75+ catolog of songs range across nearly every genre of music, often several within just one song. The words "all the songs sound the same" are something one will never hear describing Traveling Broke. This is a band for music lovers that want to be suprised, enthralled, and wowed in a music age where that simply doesnt happen so often anymore. 

 Booking Inquiries (as well as questions, jokes, party invitations, long rants of nonesense) can be sent to travelingbrokeandoutofgas@gmail.com, or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/travelingbroke



Lyrics

Out of Gas

Written By: traveling broke and out of gas

Out of Gas again, some lonesome mountain highway
Nothing in sight, except some stars in the sky
And the big bright lights of the rigs flying by
Guess I've got some walkin to do
So I put on my walkin shoes
And started singin the walkin blues
And stepped out into the rain

Chorus:
Rain Rain, In the Night
Rain Rain Rain, As the Cars Go Flying By
Keeping the rhythm, reinforcing my decision that everything's alright

So pick me up if you think you should
But if I've gotta walk, it'll be all good
I aint no Robin Hood or wolf in the woods
Just a misunderstood child trying to get somewhere else

Bridge:
Oh, light in the distance
My pace quickens, cutting through the resistance
Of the fog that thickens on path before my feet
I stop with hesitation at the fuel station
Strike a conversation with a man while he's waiting
For his credit card reciept
"Excuse me, Sir. Can you spare some change? I've gotta get somewhere and I'm out of gasoline. I got lost up there in that ol mountain range. And I just walked ten miles in the rain with no money to my name"

CHORUS

Rain Rain, In the Night
Rain Rain Rain, As the Cars Go Flying By
Keeping the rhythm, reinforcing my decision that everything's alright
//
He said "if you can wait, I'll five you a five cuz I like your style
And I'll even give you you a ride"
//
CHORUS

First Snow

Written By: traveling broke and out of gas

More than possible
It's all that there is
Like the starlit path
To where it all begins

A soft milky wonder
The quiet and the still
The frozen presence of hovering
cascading real

And if you
Chill my bone to warm up heart
and capture all that you are
In poetic verse ad some mumbled words in the dark

So many wishes
Like dandelion dreams
Echoed tones of inner pulse
Songs land on leaves
Covering up footprints of times long gone by
Bring a new a chance to do
beauty this time

And if you
Chill my bone to warm up heart
and capture all that you are
In poetic verse ad some mumbled words in the dark

Discography

Anything Helps (2009)

01 Out Of Gas  4:47

02 Bossman Blues  5:13

03 Nada Para Miso  4:44

04 I've Been  2:05

05 House Of The Rising Sun  3:56

06 Chicken Tractor  4:21

07 Lost In Time  4:57

08 Gospel    2:23

09 Walking Out On The Devil  8:09

10 Sex And Lemonade  2:23


Can You Spare Some Change? (2011)


Till The Days Return (2013,2014)