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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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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 Washington, D.C.

BoxCartel plays original alternative country music with guitar driven roots-rock overtones.

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Track Name: Dinosaur Bones
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
Track Name: Bit Of Hurt
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
Track Name: End of the Road
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
Track Name: Walk On
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
Track Name: Don’t Get Me Thinkin’
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
Track Name: Another Day
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
Track Name: Mountain Wife
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
Track Name: Mojo On My Solo
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
Track Name: No Crime
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
Track Name: Basement Band
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
Track Name: Understand Me
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