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#645225 - 03/05/21 03:38 PM [User Showcase] ROAD WEARY BLUES
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How about another song with "blues" in the title? Please have mercy on me, just trying to fit in smile
Probably not breaking any new ground here but just picked up a new Fender Telecaster recently and wanted to see if I could make it rock lol!
On a more serious note, this one is inspired by the many people I see out on the road that long to be home. Thanks for taking time to give it a listen.
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Vocals
Bass - Through a very old Peavey Foundation straight into Studio One with EZ Mix plugin
Guitar - Electric lead and rhythm using a Fender Ultra Telecaster through a Headrush Gigboard
Guitar - Acoustic rhythm track using a Taylor 812ce (somewhat buried in the mix) through a T-Rex Soulmate
Organ - Through a Yamaha keyboard

Road Weary Blues
Words and music by
Torrey Bliss copyright 2021

Two lane road late at night
Moonlight shining down through my window bright
Rays of light penetrating my soul
Perpetual motion of the wheels takes a toll
Been on this journey since I don't know when
Can't remember where I'm going or where I've been
Distant neons fixed in my gaze
Glow in the dark illuminate my way
If you care to know
Hear this tired old soul

I don't want I don't want
To sing these road weary blues
Take me home take me home
And off this road to Timbuktu

I had a dream oh it led me here
Now my passion has turned to fear
I must untangle from this web I weave
Nothing good here now that I perceive
I hear a voice that I used to know
Now disrupting my status quo
This indecision my heart endures
Has made my way out become obscured
If you care to know
Hear this tired old soul

I don't want I don't want
To sing these road weary blues
Take me home Take me home
And off this road to Timbuktu
I don't want I don't want
To sing these road weary blues
Take me home take me home
Here if I'm a winner I lose

I don't want I don't want
To sing these road weary blues
Take me home take me home
And off this road to Timbuktu
I don't want I don't want
To sing these road weary blues
Take me home take me home
I hate these road weary blues





Edited by Torrey Bliss (03/06/21 04:17 AM)
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#645282 - 03/06/21 05:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

Great opening groove!!

Right away, I'm impressed with the mix. The drums and bass backbone is excellent. Nice bass line...Guitars blend nicely and your vocals "pop". Sweeeet.

Tasty guitar throughout.

"Blues" in the title. "Catchy Pop Rock" in the tracks...

Great listen. Sounds good!!

fj

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#645291 - 03/06/21 07:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Really Rock'n!

Kicks off with a solid groove that keeps the listener engage though the entire song.

Nice arrangement and Lyrics.

Instruments sound good.

Vocals are good but, seem a bit strained at some points.

Overall, I think you accomplished your goal.

moto
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#645310 - 03/06/21 08:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Hi Torrey Bliss,

Beautiful arrangement and impeccable mix. I enjoyed the solo guitar playing and the lyrics. Well done.

Kindly regard
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#645327 - 03/06/21 10:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Bit more edgier rock from you, but refreshing change anyhow. Very strong and skilled interpretation too, expressing the anxious feeling to get back to home base to reload batteries of life, nice lyrics - we can be stuck on the road in many ways. Excellent solo, great mix.

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#645333 - 03/06/21 10:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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As others mentioned, the clarity of the mix is excellent.

If I hadn't see the organ and acoustic guitar listed, I wouldn't even had known they were there. Which means they're doing their job and staying out of the way of the leads.

Vocals are energetic and emotive. Fun to listen to!

I hear a voice that I used to know
Now disrupting my status quo


Ha! laugh

Although the guitars are stellar, the bass really steals the show here.

Love the twin guitar solo, and the sustained chords at the end.

Not really blues, but I'm not complaining!

Really fun song - solid classic rock.
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#645368 - 03/06/21 03:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,
Great energy comes through on your vocals and your guitar chops are in fine form- especially the twinned parts.Bass is also really good.
Straight ahead rock works for me in your very capable hands!

Robert

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#645373 - 03/06/21 03:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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A fabulous song and performances Torrey.
I looked up every item of gear/software you listed to get clues on doing my things better.
The vocal is ACE.
The new guitar rocks really well.
IMPRESSED.
Excellent mix though I did note that chop accent jumps a little hard over the other guitars..is it panned the same as the others? Could it be shifted a little? I don't think it matters in the grand scheme of things but it did come to my dead ears.
REALLY UP, driving fun sounds with a good message - energized by the thoughts of home.
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#645384 - 03/06/21 05:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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New guitar sounds great Torrey. Very cool vocal and lyric. Loved the bass runs. Well done

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#645404 - 03/06/21 11:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

Very nice guitar riff and bass riff.
They take me to the world of rock at once.
Anyway, this is a great performance.
I wake up immediately.
As usual, it's a little reminiscent of Paul McCartney.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#645413 - 03/07/21 02:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Yeah!

Love that main riff, really drives the song.
Great bassline! And the new guitar sounds sweet.

Good stuff, Torrey, very much enjoyed smile

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#645524 - 03/07/21 08:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

A super professional sound, and song. Loved the guitar and bass.

Mesmerizing!

Peter

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#645532 - 03/07/21 11:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Hey Torrey ...

Everything you post is always front-line pro. That bass line and guitar riff are so sweet! And your vocals shine like the sun on a gorgeous summer day. Terrific mix and a fabulous presentation. So dang good! Take care!

Alan
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#645547 - 03/08/21 01:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: floyd jane]
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Thanks Floyd for having a listen and commenting! I appreciate it! T
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#645548 - 03/08/21 01:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: CaptainMoto]
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Thanks for the listen and comments! As for the vocals, I don't remember having a struggle reaching any notes but just was trying to give them a little more "grit" given the type of tune that it is. T
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#645549 - 03/08/21 01:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: Derochette]
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Thanks Derochette for the comments! I appreciate it! T
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#645660 - 03/08/21 03:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Opening riff gave me a Robin Trower vibe. Love that dude!

The song is well written throughout!

Much enjoyed!

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#645662 - 03/08/21 04:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Sounds great, Torrey. Pro sounding mix, excellent vocal and guitars. Another very fine piece of work.
Regards,
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#645715 - 03/09/21 01:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: jannesan]
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Thanks Janne for listening and commenting! I appreciate it! T
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#645716 - 03/09/21 01:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: ROAD WEARY BLUES [Re: dcuny]
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Thanks David for the nice words! I appreciate it! T
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