Doug DeJoe and The BloomLaters | Jesus Drives an Oldsmobile

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Jesus Drives an Oldsmobile

by Doug DeJoe and The BloomLaters

Left wing alternative country.
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Too Much Space
3:20 $0.99
2. Love All Grown Up
3:31 $0.99
3. Is This Where It Ends
4:22 $0.99
4. Jesus Drives An Oldsmobile
4:02 $0.99
5. Not Tonight
3:10 $0.99
6. Watch The World Go On
4:13 $0.99
7. Livin The Life
3:46 $0.99
8. Crazy Mind
4:31 $0.99
9. Simple And Beautiful Life
3:36 $0.99
10. More Than Half A Chance
3:52 $0.99
11. Best Out In Me
4:30 $0.99
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Album Notes
Doug DeJoe and The Bloomlaters

Doug DeJoe and The Bloomlaters have been a part of the Nashville music scene for the past eight years, but the individual members have spanned the decades as musicians, writers, and road warriors.

DeJoe is a singer/songwriter that hails from Western New York. Like the area from which he comes, he is an amalgamation of the blue collar steel mills along the banks of Lake Erie and the fertile farmlands that lay a few miles inland. Besides penning his own songs, DeJoe has penned several as a staff writer for such artists as Joe Nichols, Tracy Byrd, Ronna Reeves, Pat Boone, and Jay Ketcham.

Master slide guitar man, Richard Bell, has played with such greats as Delbert McClinton, Highway 101, Dr. Hook, and Earl Thomas Conley, to name a few. Bell delivers his unmistakable tone and tasteful interpretation and his playing stamps an undeniable sound on each of The Bloomlaters’ songs.

Drummer Nick Lauritano is cofounder of the band and his impeccable timing, unique rhythm, and in-your-face snare is the driving force behind The Bloomlaters. Lauritano has toured throughout North America and the Islands with many bands, and was the drummer and percussionist for such movie soundtracks as “Big” and “Mighty Aphrodite.” He is also responsible for the drum tracks of Chuck E. Cheese animated characters and for F.A.O. Schwartz Toy Stores.

Piano Player and keyboard extraordinaire, Joe Lamont, has played with Tanya Tucker, Michael Martin Murphy, Krackerjack, and the legendary band, Mercy. Joe brings his signature sound and more importantly his abundant energy to the band. His piano chops and his vocal harmonies help give The Bloomlaters their distinct sound.

Bassist Joe Dursma is the anchor for this Alternative, Left-Wing, Country band. he sets the tone and his style adds a sophisticated yet genuine interpretation. Joe has been involvede in many projects in the Music City, but he is best known for his time as musical director and bassist for Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Bob House.



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Debbie Hupp

So Underrated...
These guys should reap some benefits for years of work. DeJoe is a genius and I love writing with him. Genius loves company, if you will.

Linda Simmons

Pure Genius
Doug DeJoe and the Bloomlaters have been there, done that. It becomes more apparent as you listen to the lyrics. Their life experiences have accented their style, and brought to life an Awesome combination of talent. Too Much Space has got to be the best song I have ever heard. Everyone can relate to the lyrics, sure hits home. Awesome! Thanks For All Your Hard Work! I'll be looking for more!

Pat & Paul Warrington

This music is so wonderful. The lyrics make you want to really LISTEN and the musicians are fantastic. The range and variety of the songs are excellent. GREAT CD----GOOD LUCK

PS Nick, loved listening to you and love Doug's voice

Antheads Buddy in Chitown

Good Stuff
Great contemporary Nashville sound. Looking for a change from all of the Pretty Boy country music try Doug Dejoe and the Bloomlaters. Lots of music that sticks with you like a favorite sweatshirt, not like the smarm that passes for country music today. Give them a listen with the windows down on a backroad and sing along.

Linda Conklin

Awesome, every song was excellent...
I loved the CD. It's not ofen you buy one that has so many excellent tracks. Looking forward to hearing more of the same...Congratulations!

DJ Shearer

Incredible! It is one of the best Cd's I have purchased in quite sometime. Doug's songwriting ability and his singing style brought his personal emotions and raw truth to each song. Some of the songs touched me very deeply and I could relate on a very personal level.

Lynn Moerman

Way to go!
Dougie Dejoe-we'll I'll be! Didn't know you were sooo talented. Great music-ditto on the writing. Long time no see-nice to know you're doing so well-rock on!


Keeping it real
Bluesbunny always wanted a pickup truck. There was just something about a pickup truck that suggested honest pay for an honest day's work. Of course work needs a soundtrack. A soundtrack like that provided in this release from Nashville's Doug DeJoe and the Bloomlaters.

The highlight of the album is "Jesus Drives an Oldsmobile". Sharply observed lyrics on the consumer values that we appear to cherish these days and a quality vocal performance distinguish this song. "Watch the World Go On" shows intelligence and compassion with a message about how life goes on no matter what you lose. "Somewhere in My Crazy Mind" also impressed with its sentimental take on what life actually means. If you want something up-tempo and radio friendly, then take a listen to "More Than Half a Chance" that features some tasty slide guitar from Richard Bell. There is something about Doug DeJoe's voice that gives his performance a world weary charm that suits the material well. This is not music for spotty kids. It is music for real people who have real problems and need someone to sing the songs that they can actually relate to.

So, this is good, honest country music. Just like it used to be before things got too sugary (and simultaneously antiseptic) in Nashville. As you would expect of musicians who have been in the business for a while, the songs are well constructed and are performed with a fair degree of style. This album is the ideal accompaniment to that drive down the interstate of life.