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Wait 'til the Boys Get Here

by The Bay Horse Boys

A journey through Americana, Country, Bluegrass, Rock & Blues with storytelling along the way. Whiskey, murder & romance..
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Oil Field Trash
6:10 $0.99
2. The Third Time
3:36 $0.99
3. Jackson Street
5:27 $0.99
4. South of Lafayette
4:52 $0.99
5. Gone
5:23 $0.99
6. Red & the Elephant
3:19 $0.99
7. Stranger on the Bayou
5:34 $0.99
8. Sober Fool
3:54 $0.99
9. East Tennessee
4:20 $0.99
10. Wait 'til the Boys Get Here
4:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
10 tracks of storytelling weaving between country, blues, rock, bluegrass & murderous Americana noir. Stylistically mischievous, the Boys never settle for formulas & everything is up for grabs in the pursuit of engaging & entertaining the listener. It’s all about the stories all of which are….., well, dear reader, let’s go back to 1979……
Lead singer Simon Feasey leaves England with his brother Ade & heads to Louisiana to be near their mother & find work. They wind up working on off shore oil rigs in the Gulf Of Mexico. The opening track Oil Field Trash describes the hostility & violence surrounding migrant workers (some things never change) & details an all too common threatening incident the brothers experienced in a bar. The responsibility for another potentially violent mishap lies with the feisty Mr Feasey himself as documented in the confessional Wait ‘til The Boys Get Here
On a happier note, Stranger On The Bayou describes the sheer joy of Louisiana life for our young adventurers & the instant love affair the brothers have with Cajun culture. Friends & girlfriends make an appearance in Jackson Street, a bitter sweet tale of living of the small town American dream.
Two dark tales from older oil field workers provide the screenplay for Gone & The Third Time. These swampy grooves defy genre definition, the stories defy belief but they were passed on by word of mouth & now, slightly embellished, pass into legend via these songs.
Years pass, the Louisiana dream fades & Ade tragically loses his life in a car accident. Simon then writes the ballad South Of Lafayette which bridges the gap between 1982 & the present day.
Simon happens to bring this song to a casual pub session where it has an instant impact on composer/producer/guitarist Lincoln Grounds. More songs appear from the past & along with fellow picker Daniel Hughes something resembling a band is formed. Named after the pub The Bay Horse in the Suffolk market town, Sudbury. An easy decision…
The existing songs & basic ideas are further developed & crafted by Simon & Lincoln & the idea of an album is born.
Lincoln adds 3 songs into the mix. Red & The Elephant is the harrowing tale of Mary, a Circus Elephant that killed her handler and was subsequently hung in 1916 in Erwin TN. A visit to nearby Johnson City TN on a writing trip to Nashville confirmed that even local people were unaware of the tale but that’s another story.
Sober Fool is a cautionary Bluegrass infused homage to the Bay Horse pub. A simple celebration featuring Daniels rustic banjo pickin’ & some Mando-guitar tom foolery by the writer.
Finally, Lincoln writes East Tennessee. A different kind of story altogether, lamenting the cycle of human oppression that plagues the world with particular reference to the treatment of Native & African Americans by those who fled Europe in search of freedom.
The Bay Horse Boys has since grown with a rhythm section comprising Martin Bentley on Bass (Johnny Cash Roadshow, The Invisible Orchestra) and Damon Clarridge on Drums (Drugstore Cowboys, Sounds Of Simon) both of whom feature on the album



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