Songs of Music

by Próxima Parada

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    releases 26 September 2014

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1.
Climb to Love
2.
Childhood
3.
03:54
4.
Miss Justrite
5.
Don't Go
6.
Bird in an Airport
7.
Across the Sea
8.
See These Eyes
9.
Gains
10.
11.
Makes You Wanna
12.
Did You See Him Go

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Future Facing

The sand-filled wind ensemble spins
Along at our feet
And massages our backs.
On the shore, well behind us,
There’s a murmur of the sea hammering.

If we turn around to dwell on nostalgia,
The sand flute spits in our eyes and,
To make amends, sings sweetly,
“Don’t mind the past. Just keep moving forward.”
So we stay future facing.

Time, you are a seashore wind,
Crooning Yesterday against our backs,
Guiding us to a grateful tomorrow

credits

releases 26 September 2014

We’d like to acknowledge, with love and gratitude, the support of our families and community. Thank you Vince Cimo, Dan Cimo, Myles Whittman, Josh Collins, Sam Keating Flynn, and JJ Golden for joining us in the creation of these recordings. Thank you Barbara Sotcan, John Turner & Turned Productions, Spencer Sarson, Hannah Suzanna, and Kim Dodge for your artistic contributions. This album was made possible because of the financial support of two hundred and seventeen people. We’d like to especially thank the following patrons: Russell From, Craig & Kristen Darnell, Gary Chilcott, Brad & Elaine Olson, Adam Bolcik, Lucy Helm, Nancy Trenbeth, Sheryl Franciskovich, Kyle Fintel, Bob & Gail Dodge, Mike & Jamie Buettner, Greg Mundia, Brooke & Gary Bailey, Rory Aronson, Aaron Thiele, Eric Veium, Ron & Marianne Middlekauff, Richard Larson, Linda O’Connelly, Krizia Torres, Katie Boehm, & John Barnes, and so many others.

Próxima Parada is:
Bryson Bailey - Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Kevin Middlekauff - Bass, Mandolin, Vocal Harmonies
Nicholas Larson - Piano, Hammond B3, Rhodes, Clavinet, Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Olson - Drums, Percussion, Vocal Harmonies

Guest Musicians:
Vince Cimo - Vocal Harmonies (Tracks 1,4,6,9,10,11)
Myles Wittman - Trumpet (Track 8)
Daniel Cimo - Violin (Track 10)
Sam Keating Flynn - Banjo, Vocal Harmonies (Track 10)
Josh Collins - Double Bass (Track 10)

Recorded and mixed by Vince Cimo @ Speak Studios, San Luis Obispo, CA
Mastered by JJ Golden @ Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA
Photography by Spencer Sarson
Title lettering by Hannah Suzanna
Illustrations by Kimberly Dodge
Album design by Andrew Olson

All songs ©2014 Próxima Parada LLC

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Próxima Parada San Luis Obispo, California

Listeners describe Próxima Parada's music as a dynamic blend of rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, and folk, depending on the song, but the most important elements to their music are interesting rhythms, dynamic variability, and a strong sense of musical sincerity. The members of Próxima Parada live and perform as close friends, so their shows are always energetic, loving, and intimate. ... more

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Track Name: Brightside
I’ve been down for so damn long
Now it’s too hard to get back up
I don’t want you thinking I’m not trying
On this road too long to give it up

Given the right way, I choose the wrong
Given the short way, I always choose the long
Given the bad way, You know I wanna take that one
But I keep on moving on, I keep on moving on

It’s alright to look on the brightside—you’re telling me
I’ve waited so long to look on the brightside
Now I can see

Felt that light come through the cracks
As it stung me in my eyes
I keep on feeling too damn tired
But waited so damn long for this advice

Given the right way, I choose the wrong
Given the short way, I always choose the long
Given the bad way, you know I wanna take that one
But I keep on moving on, l keep on moving on

It’s alright to look on the brightside—you’re telling me
I’ve waited so long to look on the brightside
Now I can see
Track Name: Porch Stompin'
I woke up this morning and all I could see were smiles
I went on that back porch and played there for awhile
I wake up every morning and all I can see are smiles

I woke up this morning and all I could hear was music
I went on that back porch and damn right darn abused it
I wake up every morning and all I can hear is music

Let’s do a little porch stompin' now
I'm stompin' on that porch a thousand times an hour
Let’s do a little porch stompin' now

I laid down last night, felt worn out and used
So I went on that back porch and played a good ol' blues
I laid down last night, I felt worn out and used

I laid down last night and put on my favorite song
So I went on that back porch and played it all night long
I laid down last night and put on my favorite song

Let’s do a little porch stompin' now
Well I'm stompin' on that porch a thousand times an hour
Let’s do a little porch stompin' now

Show me the next stop