Shutdown

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krotix Country for 2017 by band from DC that gets to the roots of that genre. Boxcartel are crystal clear and very down to the level. The songs are not corny, rather they convey the Folksy essence of Americana. Favorite track: No Crime.
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1.
Dinosaur Bones by Ken Feldman Roustabouts, roughnecks, and dinosaur bones Out to the rig in the buffalo’s home Two barrels a day keeps the banker away Then it’s down to Juanita’s she’s got something to say Look away look away to a prairie so green Look away look away so serene There’s an old mound of ground with bones made of stone Roustabouts, roughnecks, and dinosaur bones A horse and a gun and a one-room schoolhouse Out ‘neath the tree where the Wind River rounds She still sits today the way she did then If you’re lucky you’ll hear her voice over the wind Look away look away to a prairie so green Look away look away so serene There’s an old mound of ground with bones made of stone Roustabouts, roughnecks, and dinosaur bones She speaks of the bison, of the oil, the Sioux Of the cowboys and mammoths that wander here too Of the people who left their marks on the wall She dreams that one day they’ll return for it all Look away look away to a prairie so green Look away look away so serene There’s an old mound of ground with bones made of stone Roustabouts, roughnecks, and dinosaur bones
2.
Bit Of Hurt 04:25
Bit of Hurt by Jeff Blakeman Darkest days are behind me now The sun is shining bright Right now is the time in life Where everything is just right Silver lining to every cloud Rainbows, pots of gold Times like these are when you say Please hold me don’t let go But life ahead can make no promises Of easy, hard, or worse Never take small things for granted Life always has a bit of hurt Precious moments kids grow up Right before your eyes Days seem like minutes It’s crazy how time flies Decades go the roads we travel Lead us in new ways Never planned for never ready And oh so many days But life ahead can make no promises Of easy, hard, or worse Never take small things for granted Life always has a bit of hurt Darkest days are behind me now The sun is shining bright Right now is the time in life Where everything is just right Silver lining to every cloud Rainbows, pots of gold Times like these are when you say Please hold me don’t let go But life ahead can make no promises Of easy, hard, or worse Never take small things for granted Life always has a bit of hurt But life ahead can make no promises Of easy, hard, or worse Never take small things for granted Life always has a bit of hurt
3.
End of the Road by Ken Feldman Take my hand take me a world I want to see Take my soul make me into the man I want to be I am told he turned and said to me There’s a difference between truth and honesty I’m just a fly on your wall still you want me to stay here with you Change your shirt comb your hair back and polish your shoes Mind your words is this for me or is it for you I’m here it’s now it’s time to choose Forgot what I was after, some say it’s the journey, I believe it’s so When you’re out of destinations some call it the end of the road Is this what artist’s feel when they see a Van Gogh Light reflecting from the afterglow I like your smile let me take you to the promised land
4.
Walk On 04:14
Walk On by Ken Feldman Won’t you take a walk with me We’ll lay our troubles down by the sea On the highway or off the road Either way there’s a heavy load to bear If you leave your worries behind We can make it in half the time Leave now we can skip the tolls On the way we’ll hear that rock and roll it goes Ah ah ahhh You call me on the phone While I’m sitting here all alone You knock upon my door While I’m hiding here on the floor You say it’s time to change But them my life I must rearrange Leave now you can skip the tolls On the way you’ll hear that rock and roll it goes Ah ah ahhh Walk on or whatever either way you go Walk on or whatever you tear me down so slow Walk on or whatever either way you go Walk on or whatever you tear me down so slow Walk on or whatever either way you go Walk on or whatever you tear me down so slow Walk on or whatever either way you go Walk on or whatever you tear me down so slow Won’t you take a walk with me We’ll lay our troubles down by the sea On the highway or off the road Either way there’s a heavy load to bear If you leave your worries behind We can make it in half the time Leave now we can skip the tolls On the way we’ll hear that rock and roll it goes Ah ah ahhh Walk on or whatever either way you go Walk on or whatever you tear me down so slow Walk on or whatever either way you go Walk on or whatever you tear me down so slow Walk on or whatever either way you go Walk on or whatever you tear me down so slow
5.
Don’t Get Me Thinkin’ by Ken Feldman And I’ve been thinking about going home I’ve been on the road so long I’ve been thinking about the places I’d see But mostly thinking about you and me And I’ve been thinking it’s time to make amends Maybe we should just be friends I know you’re tired and a little angry But when you’re thinking please don’t hate me Don’t get me thinking, don’t get me thinking, don’t get me thinking about the blues A woman like you don’t need no man to hold her back Poor boys try but they miss this fact My god you’re gorgeous and I never saw your face One blink and you were gone without a trace Don’t get me thinking, don’t get me thinking, don’t get me thinking about the blues Don’t get me thinking, don’t get me thinking, don’t get me thinking about the blues Don’t want to walk right on by you Don’t want to hear you think of me as your past Just raise your glass, leave your light on I’m coming home this time if you think it will last Don’t get me thinking, don’t get me thinking, don’t get me thinking about the blues Don’t get me thinking, don’t get me thinking, don’t get me thinking about the blues Don’t get me thinking, don’t get me thinking, don’t get me thinking about the blues
6.
Another Day 05:23
Another Day by Ken Feldman Turn off the radio, forget the paper Your computer, take it off line Turn off the television Come sit closer, spend some time All I want to do is be with you All I need is someone to see me through Another day this year I hear all these people Speak of important things in their lives Like the latest committee hearing Or the wars that revived All I want is you to come home All I need to know is your safe and warm Another day this year Cracks in the canopy Let the stars shine on my face So many people they all seam to care Until the next flood has taken place All I want is my homestead All I need is a someplace to lay my head Another day this year I see all these people They do important things with their lives Young girl with a bandana To hide her head her mamma cries All I want to do is talk to you All I need to hear is your voice on the phone Another day this year
7.
Mountain Wife by Ken Feldman When we come home from kingdom come I can only push so far Tennessee is as far away from home As this tiny hilltop bazaar Sit me down on a rock high above the clouds Far from the city far from the crowds Purple steeples peeking up at the Milky Way I’ve come here humbly to accept my pay As close to the heavens as I can be The face of an angel appears to me The hours roll on by there is only you Leaving is like the waves crashing blue When we come home from kingdom come I can only push so far Tennessee is as far away from home As this tiny hilltop bazaar How long did we talk I cannot recall Oceans are the valleys the hills are the walls I hear an eagle cry as he starts his race How did I find you in this forsaken place When we come home from kingdom come I can only push so far Tennessee is as far away from home As this tiny hilltop bazaar A million miles away days feel like dreams I wander through this subway as it bubbles like a stream Among these foreign sounds I return to life But each night I dream about my mountain wife When we come home from kingdom come I can only push so far Tennessee is as far away from home As this tiny hilltop bazaar A million miles away days feel like dreams I wander through this subway as it bubbles like a stream Among these foreign sounds I return to life But each night I dream about my mountain wife And each night I dream about my mountain wife And each night I dream about my mountain wife And each night I dream about my mountain wife
8.
Mojo On My Solo by Ken Feldman & Pat Kehs Walking ‘round this town Thinking of you You’ve been running around Baby it’s true I buy you lots of fine things I know you can’t refuse But a big diamond ring Gives me the blues I left my mojo on my solo What can I do I left my mojo my solo Because of you Yeah your momma says you’re out When I call you on the phone So I wander about Beats sleeping alone I find my way to Rhodeside Grille To pass the time away I pick up my guitar The crowd starts to sway I left my mojo on my solo What can I do I left my mojo my solo Because of you I heat up like a star The way you like me to I cradle my guitar The way I did you I left my mojo on my solo Won’t you see me through I left my mojo my solo Because of you I left my mojo on my solo I can’t deny I left my mojo my solo Baby good-bye Baby good-bye Baby good-bye Baby good-bye
9.
No Crime 05:17
No Crime by Ken Feldman More is what you always say you want Room to grow and a place to fly Stand in the shadow of the rainbow Dance with the Cheyenne in the open sky Now you’ve gone East to follow your degree And I hate the day that you left me Snow comes early to peaks these days From the top I can see you driving towards the sun You’ve dropped your bags and you shed your roots Run off to find the life you’ve won No peace in this world you leave behind As much as I cry there is no crime Show me how to live the anyway you please From the north the south and the west of these hills I can’t watch the sun rise anymore in the east It’s a mean old world for your goodwill Is your new life all that you asked for I remember talking about staying here forever Thought I’d be the one to grow up You’d wait for us to be together No peace in this world you leave behind As much as I cry there is no crime I left the door open for you last night Should a road you find lead you home I’m in school again I’m trying to right myself You’d be proud of how the kid has grown No peace in this world you leave behind As much as I cry there is no crime Show me how to live the anyway you please From the north the south and the west of these hills I can’t watch the sun rise anymore in the east It’s a mean old world for your goodwill No peace in this world you leave behind As much as I cry there is no crime
10.
Basement Band by Ken Feldman II ride with the sound of motorbikes running I bow to my left and to my right I try to keep the right questions coming And I dream of the sound of a back beat tonight And oh I got to make it to the show Check the clock, grab my bags, turn out the lights, and hit the road I can’t talk now I hope you understand I’m playing in a basement band Eight to five grind is a million light years away From here today My lens keeps the light shining on the star This set sings with my sweat and my tears I make you look good no matter who you are Still I’m gone when done with your veneer Oh got to make it to the show Check the clock, grab my bags, turn out the lights, and hit the road I can’t talk now I hope you understand I’m playing in a basement band Eight to five grind is a million light years away From here today What’ll it be Pop can I pour you a beer My pride left when I came back home Did I tell you I toured Europe it’s been a few years Man you should have seen me when I was on my own And oh got to make it to the show Check the clock, grab my bags, turn out the lights, and hit the road I can’t talk now I hope you understand I’m playing in a basement band Eight to five grind is a million light years away From here today
11.
Understand Me by Skip Maselli, Ken Feldman, Doug McKalip I never gave up calling your name It was just done in the space of silence So when you do not answer me I understand I never betrayed my hopes for you It was just done for those I love So when I found it was not you I understand I never doubted myself It was just done in my search for truth So when I find a drop of certainty I understand Through the faith you have in me Gathered on trails I’ve blazed before So when the light in my eyes shines on your path You understand me, you understand me You understand me, you understand me When the light of our eyes shines on the path of understanding Understand me You understand me, you understand me You understand me, you understand me

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released March 15, 2014

Ken Feldman - Lead Vocal, Resonator Guitar
Jeff Blakeman – Guitar, Mandolin
Pat Kehs – Bass Guitar
Paul Kluetz – Guitar
Doug McKalip – Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Saxophone
Engineered, Recorded and Mixed by Doug McKalip
Mastered by Jeff Blakeman
Produced by Pat Kehs
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BoxCartel plays original alternative country music with guitar driven roots-rock overtones.

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