wanna be red

wanna be red

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

256 is cover band of middle agers playing classic rock and a smattering of some originals.

Biography

We have a great story! I, Barbara, am a music teacher for grades K-8. A couple years ago, my schoolwide annual show was a rock and roll theme. To create a more "community" feel, I recruited some of the dads that I knew or had heard played various instruments. As it turned out, we had such a good time playing together getting ready for the show, we ended up staying together as a band. It's now been nearly 3 years and our little music club is going strong. We average about one gig a month, which is great since we all have day jobs and families. It's a great way to share mid-life crises and, fortunately, we have supportive families that allow us this great outlet. But there's a little offshoot to this group and that is that I, and a friend, elizaBeth Benson write songs together which 256 has helped and continues to help record.

Lyrics

Free Today

Written By: Barbara Martin and elizaBeth Benson

now that i'm free to be free
now that i'm free to be
now that i'm free to be free

these chains were always ones i made for me
i locked myself in and i held the key
now thati know i'm free, now that i'm safe to be
now i have to set myself free

today, lord i'm free today
free of the past pain mistakes i've made i'm free today
i'm free today give me one more shot at freedom, i'm on my way.

now that i'm free what shall i be
now that i'm free what can i be
now that i'm free, what could you use
now that i'm free, what can i do to be free

today, lord i'm free today
free of the past pain mistakes i've made i'm free today
i'm free today, give me one more shot at freedom, i'm on my way.

i know there's something in me,
all this power that keeps me free
i didn't always have the eyes to see
today they're opened and now i know i'm free.

today, lord i'm free today,
free of the past pain mistakes i've made i'm free to day, lord,
i'm free today, give me one more shot at freedom, i'm on my way.

Set List

We have four sets of covers but this grouping is my favorite and takes about 2 hours:
Gimme Some Lovin, Mony Mony, What I Like About You, Honky Tonk Woman, Addicted to Love, Brown-Eyed Girl, I Shot the Sheriff, Swingtown, Late in the Evening, Funk 49, Rocky Mountain Way, La Grange, Tush, Every Day is a Winding Road, Crossroads, Evil Ways, Unchain My Heart, I'm a Believer, Funky Music, House is Rockin, Wild Thing, Low Rider, Come Together, China Grove, Pride and Joy, Gad Case of Lovin You, Train in Vain, Wonderful Tonight, Pick up the Pieces.