Truett & The Traitors

Truett & The Traitors

 Springfield, Missouri, USA
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Truett & The Traitors are defined by energetic music with deep melodies that will motivate your mind and your feet. Edgy up-tempo indie rock, a bit of Americana, and even a couple pop ballads blend together to form an unforgettable sonic experience that will leave the listener clamoring for more.

Biography

Legendary rock band AC/DC once made the claim that "rock and roll ain't noise pollution," and emerging stars Truett & The Traitors are here to back up that claim with their emission-free brand of melodic pop-rock that will deliver a fresh perspective on the state of music today.

Initially formed to promote Seth Truett’s debut album "The Wind is Gone," the band is now four members strong with Chris Greig, Adam Cochrun, and Rick Gates.

Truett & The Traitors have been enjoying great success playing at colleges, dive bars, night clubs, and concert venues around the Midwest, and they plan to continue playing anywhere and to anyone with a hunger for something new and refreshing.

Festivals:
PLAY:stl Festival, St. Louis, September 2008
C-Street Jam, Springfield, May 2009
C-Street Jam, Springfied, June 2010
PLAY:stl Festival, St. Louis, September 2010

Cities Visited:
St. Louis, MO
Kansas City, MO
Columbia, MO
Joplin, MO
Eureka Springs, AR
Dallas, TX
Austin, TX
Norman, OK
Bartlesville, OK

Radio Appearances:
Z106.7, twice interviewed
KSMU Live performance and interview
The Growl - Missouri State University Radio interview

TV appearances:
DU Uncut, 2007

College Performances:
Drury University Earth Day
Drury University Delta Days
Missouri State University May Day
Drury University Green Week

Lyrics

Pinch Me

Written By: Seth Truett

You always gave me the last bite
But now I've got something for you
You know I had it all but it wouldn't be right
Not to do what I was born to

Pre-Chorus:
I'll love you always
I'll sing for your praise
I know just what a woman you are
Your bold embrace is a warm oasis
When you need me I will never be far
It doesn't matter where you are

Chorus:
Will you take me and this feeling?
Like a bird has taken flight
Because this love has got no ceiling
Yeah, we could fly high into the night
But will it last forever?
Or is it not quite what it seems?
You can pinch me if I'm sleeping
But come back to me in all of my dreams

Times will be better than before
And things I'll say I wish I could stop
It seems there's so many people who want more
But we've always seemed to love what we got

Pre-Chorus:

Chorus:

Halfway

Written By: Seth Truett

Halfway

Verse1:
Oh yeah, that's right,
Call me anything you like
I don't need saving but I'm still debating
Was it so wrong?
To leave you all on your own
You're too much trouble got my eyes seeing double

Pre-Chorus:
And it's all because of you
Do what you wanted to
We just want to be happy
Out minds atrophe
But now we've got something knew
And I will show you that

Chorus:
Halfway between our dreams is a plan
To let go of what we don't understand
If we don't end up all alone
We'll find that halfway between our hearts…Is a home

Verse2:

It's too hard to tell
Will you come out of your shell?
You seem suspicious and a bit too malicious
Oh well, so sad
Missed all that we could have had
Don't get upset how I'm hedging my bets now

Pre-Chorus2:
And it's all because of you
Do what you wanted to
We just want to be happy
Out minds atrophy
But now we've got something knew
And I will show you that

Chorus2:
Halfway between our dreams is a plan
To let go of what we don't understand
If we don't end up all alone
We'll find that halfway between our hearts…Is a home

Halfway between our hearts
Halfway between our hearts
Is a home

Take It Back

Written By: Seth Truett

Take It Back

Verse1:
When I, when I was just a boy
I didn't have much to say
I didn't have much to gain
When I, when I was just a lad
I really don't know what I had
I didn't quite understand

Pre-Chorus:
All I want is happy ever after
And not too much of fame
Cause I don't feel that I should
Play this game

Chorus:
And I want it
And I need it
And I've got to
Say it ain't so
You stole my heart then you let it go
Take it back, Take it, Take it back

Verse2:
When I, when I was just a boy
I didn't have much to say
I didn't have much to gain
When I, when I was just a lad
I really don't know what I had
I didn't quite understand

Pre-Chorus2:
All I want is happy ever after
And not too much of fame
Cause I don't feel that I should
Play this game

Choru2s:
And I want it
And I need it
And I've got to
Say it ain't so
Say it ain't so
Say it ain't so
You stole my heart then you let it go
Take it back, Take it, Take it ba……………ck

Verse3:
When I, when I was just a boy
I didn't have much to say
I didn't have much to gain

Pre-Chorus3:
All I want is happy ever after
And not too much of fame
Cause I don't feel that I should
Play this game

Chorus3:
And I want it
And I need it
And I've got to
Say it ain't so
Say it ain't so
Say it ain't so
You stole my heart then you let it go
Take it back, Take it

Discography

Seth Truett's full studio album "The Wind is Gone" was released at the end of March 2007. "You Can Have It" and "Take It Back" have received extensive airplay on college radio stations nationwide, while "Pinch Me" won first runner-up honors as a demo in the 2005 John Lennon Songwriting competition.

Truett & The Traitors EP released 8/27/10

Set List

Our sets can be up to 2 hours. Sprinkled with a few covers. These are the songs you're likely to get in an average set.

1 Pushing Redline
2 Better Off
3 Take It Back
4 How Long?
5 You Can Have It
6 Pinch Me
7 Give Love
8 The Moment's Come
9 The Wind Is Gone
10 Sofa Song [The Kooks cover]
11 Halfway
12 Forgotten
13 Rest
14 All I Need
15 Reactivate
16 One Way to the Future