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The Get Down Boys are a Los Angeles based string band performing high energy traditional and original Bluegrass music, along with modern favorites infused with the sounds of Americana. Known for their carefully crafted songs, floor-shaking rhythms, and unmistakable harmonies, The GDBs bring an irresistible and infectious passion to their spin on American roots music.

In just a few years they have mastered an organic, contemporary sound and cohesive high energy act, but most important to this group is their support for the new movements in bluegrass music. "The GDB's are blazing a new path with their spit-fire vocals, upbeat high-tempo picking, and a classic mix of instrumentation that sounds twangy and fresh" (The Groove Thief). The GDBs love to have a good time with their fans, music lovers, and each other, and are on a mission to grow the American bluegrass scene. "With a healthy repertoire of traditional and original material" (OFOAM) their infectious energy and passion for their craft gets an audience of any musical taste having "grand ole time" (The Examiner) and excited about the roots of American music.

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released June 5, 2012

"Girls" by The Get Down Boys thegetdownboys.com

Matt Bruer - Banjo
Etienne Cremieux -Fiddle
Andy Keathley - Guitar
Evan Winsor - Bass

Scott Gates - Mandolin on tracks 1, 4, 5, 7
Patrick Sauber - Mandolin on tracks 2, 3, 6, 8, 9

Flatfoot dancing on track 4 by Alice Ryan & Rebecca Stout

Produced by The Get Down Boys & Adam McFarland

Recorded by Adam McFarland at Bedroom Voice - Silver Lake, CA

All songs written by Andy Keathley except track 4 written by Matt Bruer

(c)The Get Down Boys 2012 thegetdownboys.com

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The Get Down Boys Los Angeles, California

The Get Down Boys are a Los Angeles-based string band who perform traditional and original Bluegrass and Gospel music, along with other modern favorites. They formed in the Spring of 2010 and are all graduates of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

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Track Name: She Plays A Fiddle
she plays a fiddle on every song
she plays a fiddle she'll play it all night long
she plays a fiddle like a dream come true
and if you're lucky, she will play it for you

she plays a fiddle like the devil's child
and if i don't get her, it's gonna drive me wild
she plays a fiddle like a wild fox
can hardly catch her on a martin box

she plays a fiddle like a heavenly choir
she plays a fiddle like a burnin fire
you know it gets me goin' when i hear her sing
but it really gets me when she bows that thing

she plays a fiddle
she plays a fiddle
she plays a fiddle
she plays a fiddle


(C) 2012 The Get Down Boys
Track Name: Bluegrass Girl
often times in my life i have wondered
will true love ever come my way?
past and present memories i have pondered
still i find myself alone today

where in the world is my
bourbon sippin' guitar pickin' bluegrass girl?
i don't know where she could be
all i know is a bluegrass girl is the only girl for me

i've seen my fair share of crooked liars
and i've found they're never what they seem
then one night while pickin' round the fire
my bluegrass girl she came to rescue me

where in the world is my
bourbon sippin' guitar pickin' bluegrass girl?
i don't know where she could be
all i know is a bluegrass girl is the only girl for me

it takes one to know one oh
you know it's true
and if you give your love to me i'll give me love to you

where in the world is my
bourbon sippin' guitar pickin' bluegrass girl?
i don't know where she could be
all i know is a bluegrass girl is the only girl for me


(C) 2012 The Get Down Boys
Track Name: Alibi Blues
i don't know 'cause i've never been there
but i hear it's nice this time of year
would you like to go, come along with me
been runnin' from the sherriff and the deputy

i don't mind if you take your time
honey all i need is an alibi
i don't mind if the sun don't shine
baby, all i need is someone to hide with me

jump in the caddy i ain't got much time
by the morning gotta make it to the county line
on to the river and we're gonna set sail
i'll never go back to that county jail

i don't mind if you take your time
honey all i need is an alibi
i don't mind if the sun don't shine
baby, all i need is someone to hide with me

pretty lady with her golden hair and the
twinkle in the moonlight, eyes so fair
i'm a wanted man and i don't mind, in a
paradise prison's where i'm doin' my time

i don't mind if you take your time
honey all i need is an alibi
i don't mind if the sun don't shine
baby, all i need is someone to hide with me


(C) 2012 The Get Down Boys
Track Name: Heartbreak Habit
when it comes to heartbreakin' i've done my time
spent many years achin,' tears i've cried
it's that same old feeling that i know

well i might have gone and done it all again
one road ends where the other one begins
this familiar feeling's feeling new

i've got a heartbreak habit and
now i've gotta have it over you



(C) 2012 The Get Down Boys
Track Name: Dixie Dee
i'm dreamin' no i can't believe it
my dog is gone
ran away and left me a letter
said i'm goin' home

i said i love ya but i need no more of ya
because you see
there's never been a meaner dog forever
meaner than dixie dee

meaner than dixie dee
meaner than dixie dee
she's louder than a lion
she makes me wanna cry and
there's never been a meaner dog in history

it's quiet, it's not the normal riot
there's something wrong
there's no smell of that which i can tell and
my dog is gone

nice to know ya, you've gone to california
and you won't be back
enjoy the weather it doesn't get much better
but that sh* is whack

meaner than dixie dee
meaner than dixie dee
she's louder than a lion
she makes me wanna cry and
there's never been a meaner dog in history


(C) 2012 The Get Down Boys
Track Name: Catch Me From Falling
it seems my misfortune has taken it's toll
on my mind, my body and soul
my heart's been broken a few dozen times
so why not break it once more

falling i'm falling i'm falling in love
won't you catch me from falling in love
falling i'm falling i'm falling in love
won't you catch me from falling in love

sad songs i've whispered and tears i've cried
trying so hard to forget
dreaming of my sweetheart's love
on the night that we first met

falling i'm falling i'm falling in love
won't you catch me from falling in love
falling i'm falling i'm falling in love
won't you catch me from falling in love


(C) 2012 The Get Down Boys
Track Name: Caroline
i once was lost at sea, no one to comfort me
just me and this faded photograph
my time, i sensed, was near to face my greatest fear
i knew i had to have the last laugh

every now and then i make the same mistake again
i've bit off more than i can chew
caroline, now what am i supposed to do?

i'm waiting for the next big wave
to carry me away
i'm riding on a westbound train
i'm moving on today
no matter what i'll do i'll still be in love with you anyway
i'm waiting for the next big wave
to carry me away

i once was high aloft a snowy mountain top
the wind was howling back at me
i vowed to rest no more and shook the mountain's core
it took me for a wild ride indeed

every now and then i make the same mistake again
i've bit off more than i can chew
caroline, now what am i supposed to do?

i'm waiting for the next big wave
to carry me away
i'm riding on a westbound train
i'm moving on today
no matter what i'll do i'll still be in love with you anyway
i'm waiting for the next big wave
to carry me away

(C) 2012 The Get Down Boys