Sheridan's Lament

from Still Out There by Up in the Air

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Our bass player, Phil, made his living as a folk singer back in the days when folk was the rage. Later on when, he transitioned to Rock and Roll, he blew out his voice and has been unable to sing since. Fortunately, he has some old analog tapes, some of which are good enough quality to work with. This one was recorded over 25 years ago and was originally Phil singing and playing guitar, and his friend, Melissa singing background with him. Through the magic of digital, we were able to convert the old tape and add Scott Bailey playing dobro, mandocello, mandolin, and pedal steal along with Phil on bass to make a pretty nice finished product

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Sheridan's Lament
by Phil Gross & Bill Hermann

The night lights are glowing, I believe I'll be going
One more and I'll wander on home
Well I work and get paid, sometimes I drink it away
And sometime I feel alone

Full grown and loving, she had eyes like the morning
She made me feel special each day
She gave it her best, can't blame her I guess
Don't matter she's gone anyway

It's a hard road when the nights get this long
Too tired to gamble nothing left to bet on
You hope maybe she'll come back home
But you know, that's not how it goes

The ladies are leaving, you won't find me grieving
They smile as they close out the night
Push myself from the bar, I climb into my car
And drive toward that morning light

credits

from Still Out There, released March 19, 2020
Phil Gross - lead vocal
Melissa McCracken- background vocal
Scott Bailey - dobro, mandocello, mandolin, pedal steel
Rich Daulton - drums

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Up in the Air Santa Margarita, California

Up in the Air blends elements of structure and improvisation into musical styles as varied as folk, pop, dixieland, bluegrass, latin, and worldbeat. The result is a fresh and ultimately dancable musical experience with a conspicuously multi-cultural sound. Their original songs center on themes of social equity and justice, environmental consciousness, love, and respect for others. ... more

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