Rob Bender | Mornings in the Goodie Garden

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Mornings in the Goodie Garden

by Rob Bender

Rob's latest album is best enjoyed sippin' a cup of joe on a Sunday morning. Songs evoke James Taylor, Michael Jackson, Steely Dan and more - all mixed up!
Genre: Rock: Funk Rock
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1. Don't Know If I'll Wait for You
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2. Mckenzie
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3. Hey You
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4. Samana (feat. Frances Livings)
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5. She's a Lady
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6. Money
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7. Down in the Barnyard
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
SONGS -
DON’T KNOW IF I’LL WAIT FOR YOU
Picture yourself living in a very cold place. It’s the middle of winter, you’re stuck in a bad relationship and you can’t help dreaming about being free and running on a tropical beach. You look out the window. It’s snowing but the car is in the driveway ready to go. You have a decision to make.

MCKENZIE
This song was inspired by a friend of mine - when she was young, she had a teddy bear to help get her through life’s early crisis. It started out to be simply a kids’ song, but the more I listened to it, I realized we could all use some “teddy bear reality” every once in a while. So it’s now kind of a mix of Beach Boys fun and Springsteen grit.

HEY YOU
This bar room rocker features some cool guitar work from Steve Brown, one of the Pacific Northwest’s best!

SAMANA
Some places are so serene and surreal that you want to stay there forever. This song is about one of those places. It features Frances Livings on vocal and the wonderful acoustic guitar of Greg Poree.

SHE’S A LADY
I began writing this song in 1970 while living in Eastern Washington’s Palouse. It was a magical yet painful time; one I’ll never forget. Don’t know why it took me all these years to complete it, but somehow it survived. Reminds me of early British folk rock.

MONEY
Money was dug up from obscurity by my friend and writer, Hal Lieberman. Turns out it was somewhat of a hit in 1905. It’s about greed for money; still valid today. Michael McGregor helped out on piano and vocals.

DOWN IN THE BARNYARD
Humans have stereotyped our own personality traits onto common barnyard animals: chickens have their pecking order, the rooster rules the roost, goats are mean, lambs are meek and rabbits are skittish. These barnyard animals become the allegorical setting about our current economic climate where corporate VPs and CEOs, agents, middlemen and all manner of Hollywood douchebags fight it out for the almighty dollar. Maybe I’ve been living in LA a bit too long, but sometimes I just wish we could rise above it all for a second or two. Check out the great guitar work from one of LA’s finest, Val McCallum. He really nails it.

CREDITS:
All Music & Lyrics: Rob Bender except Money, written and composed by J. Ellis Morgan (public domain)
Copyright & Published by Bender Creative Group, BMI

DON'T KNOW IF I'LL WAIT FOR YOU, MCKENZIE, SHE'S A LADY:
all instruments & vocals, Rob Bender

HEY YOU:
lead guitar: Steve Brown
all other instruments & vocals, Rob Bender

SAMANA:
vocal, Frances Livings
guitar, Greg Poree
synth & keys, Michael McGregor
all other instruments, Rob Bender

MONEY:
vocals, Rob Bender, Michael McGregor
piano, Michael McGregor

DOWN IN THE BARNYARD:
lead guitar, Val McCullum
all other instruments & vocals, Rob Bender

MORE INFO ON ROB:

Rob Bender has played and formed groups in the Pacific Northwest and Madison, WI including The Smiling Castle, Calisto, Laughing Hand, Whistlin’ Rufus, The Wynoochee Valley Boys, and Chakra. He played drums with Oleta Adams before moving to the East Coast.

In the New York and Philadelphia area, Rob worked with Donn Young, Gary Mazzoropi, Eddie Shanholtz, Vic Juris, Rosemary, Steve & John Conte, Chubby Checker, and The Drifters. He also worked with pianists Lauri Altman and Fred Hersch on original musical scores for a series of documentaries.

Rob studied music composition at Eastern Washington State College and has performed with symphonic orchestras, percussion ensembles, show groups, cover and original rock bands, jazz groups, country swing -- even marching bands.

Rob’s main musical influences are Hungry Chuck, Sons of Champlin, The Subdudes, The Wailers (Seattle),Lennon & McCartney & Boz Skaggs.

Rob now resides in Los Angeles, CA where he writes original music, plays percussion, guitar, and sings. His recent projects have included work with composer & arranger Michael McGregor, guitarist Greg Poree, and singer Ron Boustead.

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Ginger Stone

Get DOWN in the barn!
This is the best sample of Bender's musically breathe to date. "DOWN IN THE BARNYARD" makes me want to groove it!
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