Apéritif

by Grizzly Pears

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1.
Won't You 03:28
won't you wrap me like a tree ring, make me sing with the promise of a new spring for the showers and the flowers that they bring won't you wrap me like a tree ring. won't you pour me like a tea pot, just a spot get me all upon the first shot please don't spill because I am steamy and I'm hot when you pour me like a tea pot. Im lonesome and blue, looking for you to tear me apart, and put me to use Won't you wring me like a wet shirt, drip and squirt shed the water and the soap and the dirt keep on twisting 'till my ears hurt when you wring me like a wet shirt. ---------------------------------------------------- please squeeze me like a luffa sponge, take the plunge you don't know just how my heart will lunge when you use me to wipe up your grunge please squeeze me like a luffa sponge. wont you wack me like a floor tom, bom bom bom beat me harder make me sing your song keep on wailing 'till the break of dawn when you wack me like a floor tom Im lonesome and blue, looking for you to tear me apart, and put me to use Won't you carve me like a christmas ham, hot damn slice me open just as careful as you can save the drippings for the gravy pan when you carve me like a christmas ham
2.
There is a toady in your rickhouse, he is setting up roots All you small time 'shiners you better beware He's sittin' in the corner with his thrift store suit taking his cut from the angles share He don't tap any barrels, or take any sips, just soaks it in through his skin. A master of palette, with out any lips No jake-leg hootch for my friend Tin tin tally wack-a bang, croak a ditty boom There is no finer finish, ever devised for a pail of over-ripe plums a bag of molasses from the local feed store might make a passable rum but if you don't want any trouble from the revenuer folk better keep it on the low and down it takes a hot fire not to make any smoke and cool ice to knock it back down Tin tin tally wack-a bang, croak a ditty boom Smoke shack rat couldn't ask for more the place is warm and he stays well fed he's lickin' salt and grease of the smoke house floor his hair is singed and his eye are red but when things heat up with a wet-wood fire he knows just what to do he'll head to the corner, relax and perspire makin' bacon with the rat sweat dew Tin tin tally wack-a bang, croak a ditty boom
3.
Unawake 04:03
Sunrise, [Please don’t find me awake today] My eyes [Wont stay closed as the hours tick ‘way] Oh to… partake in unawake Time flies [Only by the light of day] Wont you [Close the shades on this evening train] Im through [All the landscapes start to look the same] Oh to… partake in unawake Its time to [Turn the TV off in my brain] So dry [Crackled mud in desert sun] I lie [Oven bed I think im done] Oh to… partake in unawake Oh my [How I wish a rain would come] How my heart goes pound With every barking hound Every creaking floor Every night time sound
4.
Ka-kombucha is my new main hooch-a get your tea leaves and your honey it dont take that much-a money nothin' suits ya like ka-kombucha your body woots when you hit the buch from your tongue-y to your tumm-y cut the scoby from the scummy nothin' suits ya like ka-kombucha Gluconacetobacter and some others with impact your micro biologicial condition an elixir and a tonic, an exotic probiotic sure to cure your chronical condition Ka-kombucha is my new main hooch-a get your tea leaves and your honey it dont take that much-a money nothin' suits ya like ka-kombucha

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Debut EP from brass / farmstead cabaret / dance / jazz / klezmer band in western Colorado peach country. enjoy !

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released April 15, 2016

David Alderdice: Percussion
Jeanette Carey: Sousaphone, Vocals
Christi Gubser: Vocals
Lindsay Lazer Kid Kotowich: Trombone, Vocals
Jon Hickam: Chromatic Button Accordion, Guitar, Grunts, Vocals

Tracks 1-3 were recorded at the Embodying Rhythm Worldwide Headquarters in Hotchkiss, Colorado and Snider Sound Studios in Paonia. Track 4 was recorded live at the Blue Sage Center for Performing Arts in Paonia.
All tracks were mixed and mastered by Xandy Whitesel at Mighty Fine Productions in Denver.
All tracks written by Jon Hickam and the Grizzly Pears.
CD original artwork by Amelia Hickam.
With much gratitude to family/friends/fans/farmers and the North Fork Valley food and arts scene.

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Grizzly Pears Hotchkiss, Colorado

Thundering sousaphone and drum grooves, wailing accordion and trombone, circus / viper-jazz/cabaret/ New Orleans street jazz/ bump and grind/ what-have-you dance music from western Colorado.

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