Utah Carol

Utah Carol

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Described by The Red Alert as a twilight summer party, with Chinese lanterns and soft, warm breezes, the music and voices of Utah Carol pour over in their pillowy tones.

Biography

All Music Guide: The indie rock group Utah Carol, taking their name from a traditional cowboy song, are a duo consisting of husband and wife Grant Birkenbeuel and JinJa Davis. They began writing songs together in 1995 and launched the band in Chicago in 1997. The first Utah Carol album, Wonderwheel, was self-released in June 1999. "My Fear," a song from it, was chosen for inclusion in The Rough Guide to Americana, while another track, "Mabel Custer," was featured in the Sundance award-winning film All the Real Girls. Comfort for the Traveler, Utah Carol's second album, was released April 22, 2002, by Munich Records in Holland. Rodeo Queen, their third album, appeared in 2007, anticipating the release of three more films using the band's music, Kabluey, Love and Mary and documentary Rodeo Queen.

Lyrics

Come Back Baby

Written By: JinJa Davis and Grant Birkenbeuel

i suppose i'm a liar
i suppose i'm a cheat
i suppose you think i spend my nights cryin'
i'm just tired of being lost
i'm just tired of being lost

i've been living in the country
not far from where i've been
you could say it doesn't mean that much to me
i'm a cold wind passing by

i'm still waiting

i was a young girl
i was pretty i was sweet
then like a cowboy you walked right out on me
i'm still waiting come back baby
don't say maybe 'cause i'm still waiting

oh please don't let me stay
'cause i'm floating far away
my empty heart wanders

i was a young girl
i was pretty i was sweet
then like a cowboy you walked right out on me
i'm still waiting come back baby
don't say maybe 'cause i'm still waiting
come back baby i'm still waiting
i'm still waiting come back baby
i'm still waiting i'm still waiting

©2006 G. Birkenbeuel/J. Davis (ASCAP)
©2006 Stomping Ground Publishing

Ruby

Written By: Grant Birkenbeuel and JinJa Davis-Birkenbeuel

ruby

believe in something
fill my soul
then fall to pieces when
I get old

i should be far away
take me home
hold me in your arms
i'm so alone

ruby play for me
sing so sweet
far from the city
where my mama sleeps

i should be far away
take me home
hold me in your arms
i'm so alone

i won't bring you down
i won't bring you down
i won't bring you down
i won't bring you down

©2006 G. Birkenbeuel/J. Davis (ASCAP)
©2006 Stomping Ground Publishing (ASCAP)

Find A Way

Written By: Grant Birkenbeuel and JinJa Davis-Birkenbeuel

I’m gonna find a way to make you love me all the time
I’m gonna find a way to make you love me

I call your name
I make you in my dreams
can’t you feel the same way

Want to be in your eyes just like the sun shines
want to believe that I am one of your kind

I call your name
I make you in my dreams
can’t you feel the same

I’m gonna find a way to make you love me all the time
I’m gonna find a way to make you love me

©Grant Birkenbeuel and JinJa Davis (ASCAP)
©Stomping Ground Publishing (ASCAP)

Can I Ride With U?

Written By: Grant Birkenbeuel and JinJa Davis-Birkenbeuel

can i ride with u?

can i ride with you
i know you still remember
running wild with you
that was long ago

everywhere people care
why can't someone save me
find me bring me home
wait and wonder why
wait and wonder why

i don't blame you
you filled me with wonder
i'm no longer scared
that was long ago

can i ride with you
i know you remember
running wild and chasing you
that was long ago
that was long ago
that was long ago
that was long ago

darlin' why'd you keep me waitin'
now i'm left here wonderin'
maybe i did somethin'
to lose a girl like you
to lose a girl like you
to lose a girl like you

©2006 G. Birkenbeuel/J. Davis (ASCAP)
©Stomping Ground Publishing

Discography

Wonderwheel (1999)
Comfort for the Traveler (2001)
Rodeo Queen (2007)
Rough Guide to Americana
Songs of Hope (ParkinSong compilation)
Urbs in Orto (complilation)
National and international radio airplay
Our music has been featured in Salon.com, Mojo Magazine, All Music Guide, Uncut, Paste, and many others
Charted on CMJ
Songs placed in the following films: All The Real Girls, Rodeo Queen, Love and Mary, Kabluey, Anna's Being Stalked, 9:09 by Eun-Ha Paek, Spirit Mountain Casino 2-year ad campaign

Set List

30-45 minutes either as an acoustic duo or with a drummer and acoustic bassist.