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How in the world did I get here? This was supposed to be a rock song when I started and somehow ended up being one I would classify as Folk/Bluegrass/Pop or something like that. I guess that’s what I get for scrolling through the multitude of styles available in BIAB! Anyway, I feel that this style works for this song. Thanks for the listen!
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Bass 2421 Acoustic Rockabilly
Drums Country Train Brushes
Guitar 1765 HighStrung Acoustic
Guitar 2548 Rhythm Folk Sorrow
Accordion 3052 Pop Rock Cory
Mandolin 599 Bluegrass Doc
Mandolin 820 Solo Bluegrass

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Acoustic Guitar Lead and Rhythm

The Road That Leads Me Home
Copyright 2018
Torrey Bliss

I’ve been on this road so long
I wonder why I’m here
Can you help me find the one that leads me home
I guess it’s true my life’s the sum
Of the choices that I’ve made
Yet the more I learn the less I seem to know

But there’s a fire that still burns deep inside
It’s keeping me and my dream still alive

Oh to get back those old memories
And live them once again
Can you help me find the road that leads me home
Still my heart is asking me
Does home await for me anymore

The day I left there were no goodbyes
Nor a moment to share a smile
Now I find myself out here alone
On the road there’s lots of time to think
And dwell on those mistakes I make
And wonder if I’m needed any more

But there’s a fire that still burns deep inside
It’s keeping me and my dream still alive

Oh to get back those old memories
And live them once again
Can you help me find the road that leads me home
I want to soar on wings of love and let them carry me
Along the narrow winding road that leads me home
Still my heart is asking me
Does home await for me anymore

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I like this, and there is a lot to like here: introduction, catchy chorus, vocals,harmonies, clean production, all superb!

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This sure is different from your other work Torrey, different but great!
The audio quality is super. How did you get so much saturation in the mix without any sign of distortion?

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Brilliant stuff. Great sound - wonderful playing and a really strong vocal and harmonies.
Certainly different from your usual songs and an excellent departure.
Great work.

Peter

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Man, oh man, did this thing ever want to be what it became. Wonderful progression. Tight lyric well sung and harmonized. Great stuff.


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Man! This is just so good .....

Great groove first of all. Love the vocals and harmonies! And those background "ahs", perfect.

Cool little breakdown at 1:02, very effective. Nice work on those acoustic leads, and mix sounds good through the phones.

I think this is my new favorite of yours!

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This is excellent - a solid sound, with an excellent selections of BIAB elements. Your vocal & guitar make it happen though.
On a purely personal taste bias I'd have rather-ed you sing rather than speak the line "I guess it’s true my life’s the sum" as the delivery on that line seems at odds with the rest and adds a little country corn.
Mate, this could climb any chart that played songs with melody, character and a message.


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Torrey,

What a great groove to this - such a cohesive sound! (which means a great mix).

The vocals are excellent (main and harmonies). And a good write - can't imagine this should be anything other than where it ended up.

Put me in mind of "The Flying Burrito Brothers".

Super. Terrific listen.

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Torrey Bliss - the hit maker!

I love those harmonies! Very good composition and arrangement. It is always a pleasure to listen to the music you write and perform!

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Top-Notch!

Superior! (is this really Alison Krause and Union Station?)

you're a great chameleon,

we all had to learn numerous styles playing in cover bands

but you are a master,

seriously, your writing, Singing, and mixing skills are stellar

enjoyed this very much,

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Torrey,

Your pop sensibilities push a good bluegrass/country tune into the radio-ready zone.
A great on the road/driving song!
Very good vocals and your harmonies are always so smooth.
Its cool to hear your unplugged guitar solo too.
Up there with your best.

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What a tune! Despite that it was meant to be a rock song, I definitely don't think think needs anything changed. The groove is infections and carries it along beautifully. Really catchy vocal lines, and the harmonies are flawless.

Thanks for sharing smile


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I'm blown away, Torrey. What an arrangement. It goes to show what a free creative spirit can accomplish, having thrown convention to the wind. Still, there is this idea that you must possess some hidden secret to verse/chorus/bridge/solo, not tomention lyrics. What other explanation can there be?
Great job.

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wow really nice tune everything perfect nice production torrey thanks for sharing eric


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Torrey,

Great sound! Love the mandolin intro - very cool song and vocal.

I'd say you ended up with something pretty special...

Great work!

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WOW!!! So well done! Cool lyrics. Wonderful vocals....you have a convincing southern sound for a guy who can do such a pop feel. Harmonies/BGs are great. Really, really great stuff!! Take care. Greg

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Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
I like this, and there is a lot to like here: introduction, catchy chorus, vocals,harmonies, clean production, all superb!


Thanks so much for the listen and the kind words! They are certainly appreciated! T




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Thanks so much Rob and Anne-Marie! The effect I use in my master chain that I think really helps is a Native Instruments product called a “Transient Master” that allows me to bring up the volume considerably. T

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Thanks Peter! Yes this is different from my usual material but I have learned that when inspiration strikes we have to go with it. By the way, some of the musicians I have had the most respect for are in the Bluegrass genre. A lot of those folks toil in anonymity yet are some of the most accomplished players out there and they have my utmost respect! T

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Great groove, excellent background vocals, evocative mandolin, excellent guitar. Perfect vocals.

Oh, yeah.... There are probably lyrics, too. But mostly, the sound. That groove and singing just picks me up and carries me along like a train until it's done and it's like waking from a dream.

Really, really good. One of those songs that uses all those RealTracks in a way that made me want to buy them in the first place, and then adds even more excellent playing and singing on top of that. laugh


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