Brother Lou News June, July and August 2012

hello there,

Brother Lou has new shows to announce

Wednesday: 5/23/2012 @ 8PM @ Epicure Café Fairfax VA US

I will be playing along With Chatham Street, Jean Bayou, as well as others at Ron Goad’s  songwriter showcase. This is a hip, funky,  quirky café on Lee Highway in Fairfax.

Friday: 6/1/2012 @ 6:00 PM @ Epworth Camp PMN Summer Weekend High Falls, NY,  this will be my 1st people’s music network event.   I am looking forward to a music filled weekend, as well as meeting some new friends.

Saturday: 6/9/2012 @ 1:00 PM @ Country Creek Winery X treme Folk Scene Telford, PA, US        Right outside of Philadelphia we will be celebrating extreme folk!  the music begins Friday night and goes on through Sunday afternoon. I will be playing on Saturday afternoon. It should be fun and worth the trip to Philadelphia!                                                                                                                             Wednesday: 6/27/2012 @ 9:00 PM @ Epicure Cafe Fairfax, VA US                                        A group of more than a dozen songwriters will be playing the songs of uncle Bob! or as you may call him Bob Dylan.

Sunday: 7/15/2012 @ 4:00 PM @ The Frederick Coffee Company Frederick, MD, US   My long weekend in Frederick Maryland will conclude with 2 shows. One on Sunday afternoon at the Frederick coffee company. This will be my 2nd appearance at this songwriter showcase.

Monday: 7/16/2012 @ 8:00 PM @ Brewer’s Alley Restaurant Frederick, US

And then the next night again in Frederick Maryland as a part of a different songwriter showcase. This will be my 3rd appearance at Brewers alley!
Friday:  7/20/2012  @ 9 p.m. @ Fireflies in Alexandria, VA               This is one of my favorite venues in the area as they have great food and Julie a great crowd.

Wednesday: 7/25/2012 @ 8:00 PM @ Epicure Cafe Fairfax, VA, US                                    Brother Lou back at the epicure for a headlining show!
Monday: 8/6/2012 @ 8:00 PM @ Brewer’s Alley Restaurant Frederick, US
And then back to Brewers alley for my 4th appearance at the songwriter showcase.

So it will be a busy summer, but I am looking forward to seeing some of you out there! Enjoy the rest of your spring and all of your summer!

News for January – March 2012

Brother Lou has been busy so far  in 2012.  Among my gigs  gigs  in the past month or so  was an in the round concert  at Picker’s Supply in Fredericksburg Virginia, where I  shared the stage with  Mike Dougherty,   Gene Mills and Gayla Mills and Brady Earnhardt.   I was able to play 6 songs and actually walked away with some CD sales and a little bit of pocket money. In this day and age a monumental success!

However, the highlight of my mini tour, which took me through Maryland up to New York City was a featured spot at the world-famous club, The Bitter End where I was able to play a half-hour set of original songs to a full room among which included my lovely wife, some old friends from high school, some good friends from New Jersey, and some relatives from Long Island and West Chester. It was one of those nights that made me think” oh yeah, that’s why I do this!”

Currently I am finishing up some writing and getting ready to record my 3rd full-length CD, of course I am wondering if CDs will still be around by the time I’m finished. I hope to include some works by other artists on the CD including my ukulele version of U2′s I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.  Wouldn’t  it be cool to get sued by U2? I will keep you posted as the album progresses, and with new performances I will be announcing soon. Stay thirsty my friends.

When You Lose At Love

Welcome back my friend
I can see where you’ve been
Out getting wounded by love again
You opened your heart
So wide it consumed you
Love, played you like a punk
Love was just passing through

When you lose at love there’s this funny little club
You find you belong to but want no part of

That thousand yard stare
Looking for what isn’t there
Looking to feel that way again, anything to not feel this way
She left me for the coast
She found someone new
But California could not hold her and neither could you

When you lose at love there is this funny little club
You find you belong to and want no part of

My love sick friend, I’ve been where you’ve been
Don’t make such a big deal about it
Life goes on with or without it
In time all hearts mend
You’ll ante up your heart again

Copyright Brother Lou 2009

Wasted Time

You believe what you want to baby
But you break me up
When you say you’ll save me
Your talk sounds cheaper daily
Imperious and proud and empty

You’re just wasted words
And waste time
Decorating that grave of mine

You preach doom all day
But the day rolls by
Like a lonely cloud
In a clear blue sky
That disappears and leaves you dry
No evidence and no alibi

For all your wasted words
And wasted time
Decorating that grave of mine

Antagonists control the wind
From the Holy Land
To the Vatican
From Faith to Faith,
From sin to sin
In a game no one can win

You’re just wasted words
And wasted time,
Decorating that grave of mine

I’m a big bang baby,
I’m born again
Life is too short
To play pretend
Let the devil make
Room for one more
When he sees the things
You use god for
When I pray
I pray you get to heaven
And they say
“No way go back try again”

Every penny you take
From the poor
Every kid you take
Behind closed doors
A suicide a holy war
Blame the freaks
And the gays and the poor
All the things
You use god for
All the things
You use god for

In all of your wasted time
Decorating that grave of mine

And when I pray
I pray you get to heaven
And they say,
“No way go back and try again”

Trampled Heart

Anyone can play the fool
Only love could be this cruel
You made me think our love was true
Fool me one time shame on you
Heaven came and heaven went
Still I could have been content

As just another trampled heart
But the way you come back
To love me again
Just another trampled heart
Then you take it all back and say
Let’s just stay friends
Then you run back to him again

I dwell on the past to pass the time
Before you left me numb and blind
Now you say you’ve come to your senses
Like a siren song to my defenses
Fool me two times, shame on me
I should have cut loose
Turned and run free

As just another trampled heart
If I were able in someway
To summon my will
Just another trampled heart
Make me forget my pain
And make time stand still
While you’re setting me up
For the kill again

It could have been just,
If you would have been just……

Each time he sends you away
You tell me that
You’re back to stay

With this trampled heart
The way you get back
Inside my head
Just another trampled heart
The way you raise me
Up from the dead
Set me up
For the kill again
Just another trampled heart
The way that you say
You could love me again
Just another trampled heart
Then you take it all back and say
Let’s just stay friends
But, baby we were never friends
Just another trampled heart
You leave and then come back
And then walk out again
Just another trampled heart
You’re saying goodbye
As if this is the end
So, until we meet again
When, when?
When you’re just another
Trampled heart