Vince Junior Trio

Vince Junior Trio

BandBluesChildren's Music

Bluesy, but not exactly the blues, swampy and smokey, with terrific lyrics, lush harmonies, and a driving rhythm that keeps folks dancing and listening. An old National resonator with a bottleneck, a telecaster with tremolo , and a deep, rich voice delivers original songs written by Vince.

Biography

Vince Junior puts guitar, voice and words together to make a sound so unique, yet warmly familiar. His strong, rich voice coupled with his aggressive acoustic guitar and slide guitar playing make for a sound that is quite unlike any of the recent singer/songwriters on the circuit. He was named Best Songwriter and his song "Someday Family" was named Best Song in a survey of Berkshire Massachusetts performers. His previous albums of original children's music have been praised in Billboard, Home and Studio Recording, Family Fun, and Radio Aahhs Magazine.

Vince Junior, composer, guitarist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, first fell under the spell of the blues through the music of Mississippi John Hurt, a country blues guitarist and vocalists. Hurt's alternating bass fingerpicking style led Vince Junior to the music of Chet Atkins, Robert Johnson, Reverend Gary Davis, Muddy Waters, Lightning Hopkins, Blind Willie McTell and Blind Blake, among others. Vince Junior has been able to meld these traditional sounds with a funky back beat. You can hear strains of Little Feat, Ry Cooder, Bruce Cockburn, JJ Cale, and Bonnie Raitt in his music.

In addition to his songwriting and guitar playing skills, Vince Junior's concerts are quite unique. He and his band are able to bring an energy and groove to his music while performing that most larger bands only aspire to.

Parents' Choice Award Winner Vince Junior has also performed for thousands of children throughout the country. A former Peace Corps teacher in North Africa and a National Board Certified teacher with a Masters Degree in Teaching, Vince Junior (aka Vince Floriani, Jr.) engages children in fun musical activities which promote self esteem, multicultural and environmental appreciation, language awareness and rhythm proficiency. Vince was just named part of the USA Today All USA Teacher Team. He is available for concerts, assemblies, songwriting workshops and artist-in-residences.

Lyrics

End Of It All

Written By: Vince Junior

The traffic don’t move, but your mind is racing,
So many things you think you haven’t done,
And there ain’t no escaping.
When you feel like you’re lost in the desert and you can’t even crawl,
Try to remember, I’ll be waiting for you at the end of it all.

Another tough run, another difficult day,
People talking into your face, with really nothing to say,
When you feel like you’re getting kicked, like some school yard ball,
Try to remember, I’ll be waiting for you at the end of it all.

At the end of it all, I will hold you tight,
At the end of it all, we can make it all right,
Try to remember, I’ll be waiting for you at the end of it all.

But now the years are collected, I seem to be nowhere around,
But I’m watching over you, though my body’s long under the ground,
When you feel like all your winters are turning back into fall,
Try to remember, I’ll be waiting for you at the end of it all.

At the end of it all, I will hold you tight,
At the end of it all, we can make it all right,
Try to remember, I’ll be waiting for you at the end of it all.

Discography

Better Than a Wheel
Swing For the Sky
Heading Home
Crooked Routes

Set List

Set 1 Acoustic, with National Resonator Guitar, stand up bass and snare
1. Elona
2.If I Had
3. Heading Home
4. Fixing To Die
5. Can’t Be Satisfied
6. Baby What You Want Me
7. One Way Out
Set 2 Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums

1. Too Good To Be True
2. Pretty Bird
3. For What Its Worth
4. Cold Hand Of Love
5. Beds
6. Itty Bitty Bit
7. Follow You Home
8. Wish You Well
9. Buckeroo
10. Last Man On Moon

1. Can’t Judge A Book
2. Cracking Up
3. Better Than A Wheel
4. Someday Family
5. Vincent Black Lightning
6. Midnight Music
7. Oh The Moon Daddy
8. Tee Na Neena Nu
9. Move Too Soon