West Mary

West Mary

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Fusing folk, blues, bluegrass, roots rock, and a fair amount of madness for a sound they can truly claim as their own, West Mary combines amazing vocal harmonies, very unique song writing, haunting lyrics, and stunning passion and creativity in their playing.

Biography

West Mary began as a fast, heavy, loud, and very powerful rock trio in the mountains of Tennessee where bluegrass is big and country was born. The reactionary nature of the band produced a very eclectic sound that could not fit any one genre. Upon gaining regional radio play with their first independent release, the band immediately chose to refine their acoustic sound, bringing out the sound of the mountains that loud rock and roll has difficulties conveying. West Mary continued to tour as a duo, playing smaller clubs and coffee shops up and down the east coast and Southeast . By forcing their powerful music into a completely different atmosphere, the duo learned to play with just as much power and intensity quietly and with subtlety.

Now residing in Nashville, West Mary has released their first mostly-acoustic LP “musicisforcrazypeople” which blends elements of bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues, americana, and rock while never sounding completely like any of them. “musicisforcrazypeople” is available for sale at myspace.com/westmary or on the bands website at westmary.com, as well as selected tracks from the album that are streamed for free.

Lyrics

Farewell to Arms

Written By: Ben Henry

Farewell to Arms
that waive goodbye
artificial lights
spark up a deadend sky
if I had my way
Id through it to the see
cause nothings ever mattered
that much to me

are you lonesome tonight
im lonesome to
I'd give all my gold
just to be with you
but somethings not right
Im left sad and blue
are you lonesome tonight
Im lonesome too

light my candle from both ends
make sure you burn it bright
cover my ears from the sounds
really really tight
dont count me down till im all the way out
might as well cause me out cause im well on my way down

are you lonesome tonight
im lonesome to
I'd give all my gold
just to be with you
but somethings not right
Im left sad and blue
are you lonesome tonight
Im lonesome too

hands into hammers

Written By: Ben Henry

Hands into Hammers
Ben Henry
copyright 2006

You say everything happens for a reason,
I say nothing happens for a reason
you say fine nothing happens for a reason
what are you mad, everything happens for a reason
this is the reason this is the time
this is the reason to blow out your mind

Im not crazy, your crazy
fine im crazy your not crazy
alright im crazy your crazy
everybody in this room is crazy
what are you going to do about it
what are you going to do

I believed,
I believed in you
I believed,
I believed in you

Somewhere in the milky way
I don’t know the stars seems pretty far away
maybe we’ll meet again on some darken sadden day
we’ll pass like strangers in the street
pretend it’s the first time we’ll never meet

Make me light as a feather
so I can fly away
Make me light as a feather
free from all these weights
make my hands into hammers
so I can smash all you say

I believed,
I believed in you
I believed,
I believed in you

Discography

West Mary: musicisforcrazypeople (2006):
received great reviews from all who have purchased, available at: www.myspace.com/westmary

Broke Down Blues(2005): Acoustic 6-song EP recorded at the legendary Classic Studios in Bristol. Selected songs available in streaming audio on the band's website. Out of print.

West Mary: Self Titled, released November 2003.
Heavy Rock Music. Also available at:
www.myspace.com/westmary

Ben Henry: Visions of Gold and Blue; released in 2002

Set List

Sets list can range from 30 minutes to two hours, mostly all originals
Songs may include:
Sweet Surrender
Farewell to Arms
Pour it On (Old Crow Medicine Show)
Dont Hold Your Breath
The Wonderer
Walkin' Blues
Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Broke Down Blues
Bakunin's World
Self Medication
Enough is never enough
Come into my Kitchen (Robert Johnson)
Irish Song
Many More!