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Trouble in Mind

by The Get Up Johns

Old time country & gospel with gorgeous Louvin Bros-like harmonies
Genre: Country: Country Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Cluck Ol' Hen
1:48 $1.00
2. Trouble in Mind
2:29 $1.00
3. Midnight Special
3:09 $1.00
4. Guns to Carry
1:43 $1.00
5. Lizard in the Spring
4:50 $1.00
6. Stay Away Blues
4:18 $1.00
7. Wishful Thinking
2:45 $1.00
8. You're Not Easy to Forget
3:53 $1.00
9. Meet Me By the Moonlight
4:10 $1.00
10. Sinner, You Better Get Ready
1:19 $1.00
11. Deep Blue Sea
2:34 $1.00
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Album Notes
They have the sound AND the look, but you'd think they were pulled from a time capsule. The Get Up Johns are a Twin Cities duo that loves old time country gospel and folk and remind many of the Louvin Brothers, perhaps the most well-known of the "brother groups". - Dale Connelly, The Current

The Johns got their start in February of 2004 fooling around in the back room at Zimmerman's Dry Goods in St. Paul. Like the great brother groups of the 1930s and 40s--the Delmores, the Louvins, and the Stanleys -- the Get Up Johns combine close tenor harmonies with adroit and polished musicianship.

Their aggressive old-time country sound (Jake Hyer on fiddle and mandolin and Josh Wenck on guitar) began to coalesce during late night, store room rehearsals. Hyer's West Virginian roots manifest in the sweet sadness of his solos while Wenck's innovative bass runs, and array of rhythms give this unpretentious duo the range and energy of a full band.

Dressed in matching black suits their repertoire is composed largely of old-time country and gospel tunes, with an emphasis on songs recorded by the Louvin Brothers. Each show is an inspired set of sin, salvation, and heartbreak with Hyer playing the stone-faced straight man to Wenck¹s garrulous carnie barker.

They were soon favorites on the Twin Cities music scene, headlining at the Turf Club and the 7th Street Entry. In December of 2004 the staff of First Avenue and local industry taste-makers picked The Johns for their annual "Best New Bands of 2004" showcase in the Mainroom of First Avenue. They also landed a top ten finish in the City Pages "Picked 2 Click" of 2005. Their first full-length CD, "Trouble in Mind," will be released by Mercy Recordings label in 2006.
- September Gurl



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