The Jeff Mertick Band | Outrun the Sunrise

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Outrun the Sunrise

by The Jeff Mertick Band

Swampy, bluesy, funky, soulful, & warm. Let the music wash over you like a happy day from your memories that you almost forgot. The pure songwriting & vocal harmonies will leave you wanting just enough to go check out the rest of this group's catalogue.
Genre: Blues: New Orleans Blues
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1. Real Life
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2. Claimed
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3. Mr. Mistreated
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4. Outrun the Sunrise
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5. Hide nor Hair
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6. That's Where It's At
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7. Temporary Resident
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8. Ain't Gonna Be a Lullaby
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9. New Orleans Women
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10. Sweet River Queen
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Album Notes
“Love will help us shine the light, set us free and give us sight.” – Jeff Mertick
Bringing together a project such as this is not something I could have done on my own. 30 songs, released over 12 months, on 3 – 10 song albums. I have been calling it my music career in a year. About 6 years ago I had released my first full length debut album, "Steppin’ Stone", by The Jeff Mertick Band. After that, I took some time off, and decided to focus on songwriting. I still had about 25 songs that were in various stages of being written. I felt the best way to keep the creativity flowing was to set a goal; so I set about to write 100 of the best songs I had ever written. After various stages of painstakingly, heartbreakingly, narrowing these songs down; I now have 30 tracks that represent the best of the best. I am happy to reveal to everyone the first of these 3 albums, Outrun The Sunrise.
Several times over this project I’ve been more than surprised by what can be accomplished when creative minds are brought together for the purpose of making something new. The following are people that I need to thank for their input, inspiration, time, and talent.
Patrick Andrews; your ear for sound and mixing was essential in bringing together what we were able to capture, take after take. Thank you for your patience, and being the constant on this project; both with your sound engineering abilities, but also some of the most solid and funky bass lines a project like this needed. Thank you for answering every text I ever sent you, day or night. You are the most available busy person I’ve ever met.
Khanida Taylor; every time I would bring you an idea you would meet, then exceed my expectation before saying, “Yeah, but what If we tried it like this...” and that would usually be the best take. Thank you for your insight, and ability to find the best execution, for some of the craziest musical visions I’ve had. Thank you for your ability to say, “No. Leave it like that.”, and rein me in when less was going to be more. You are a true vocal talent, the likes of which is hard to find. I’m honored to have had the chance to work and sing with you.
Dan Flagel; your piano and keyboard instrumentation was exactly the right addition to each of these tracks. I brought you everything from Blues and Jazz, to Reggae, Latin, and Rock; and every time, every note you played was right. You are a true musical explorer. Thank you for your talent and humor.
Ramiro Sepulveda (Pito); not only are you an extremely proficient drummer and percussionist, but you have an understanding of rhythm and dynamics, that was the true reflection of what I always imagined could be accomplished musically. Thank you for helping me interpret some of the great music of the world, and look less like a tourist.
Tammy Sawyer; you are a great vocal talent, and added so much to the project. You know when to be in the forefront and sing a great solo performance, but also when to slip into a harmony, and just be part of the chord. Thank you for taking the time to be a part of this project.
We even had the great honor of RSO violinist, Carmelle Pretzlaw, play on a couple songs. It was both a privilege, and great fun to have her get involved. Thank you Carmelle, you brought exactly what these songs needed.
Thank you Drums on Demand, for all of your tasteful loops and beats. You helped make these ideas and compositions come to life and have a real personality. Every musician should check out
Also some special thanks should go out to Colin Newfeld for your awesome musicianship, by charting some of the most entertaining horn lines I’ve heard. Karl Valiaho, thank you for your flute and saxophone, without which our project would be lacking.
Special Thanks to Elisa, Abbey, Ronin, and Zoe. Your support has been integral.
Thank you Norm Price and everybody at The Original Bottle Cap Lure Company; as well as Stacey Kosedy and staff of Westar Printing, Inner City Sound Studios, and Blue Door Studios.
Thank you to other local musicians and artists who have inspired me; Mark Muehr, Fred Foerster, Christie-Anne Blondeau, Judd Stachoski, Dan Silljer, MV Bourque, Jason Robins, Tom MacCallum, Colby Nargang, Jade Duckett, Rock Legendre, Lisa Peters, Troy Bleich, and Terraplane.
A special thank you to Jeff (RedBeard) Corbet, for your support of local artists.
Thank you to our family and friends, for your patience and understanding. I hope you all feel, as we do, that the results are worth the wait and sacrifices made.
Jeff Mertick



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