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Stones For Bread (pre-release)

Stones for Bread is a new rocking blues song by the Solid Rock Blues Band from the Netherlands. The song has been pre-released on SoundCloud and in HQ Audio (CD quality) at BandCamp (check this link).

While trying to complete a few songs for a new album this song was written together with songwriter James Zheutlin more or less as an “in between” song. Based on an acoustic concept song (first demo version below).

SoundCloud

Acoustic Demo Version

The acoustic demo version was recorded in the kitchen at the LoftStudio and filmed using a smartphone.

Lyrics Stones For Bread

All rights ©2021 . Words: R. Brinkman/J. Zheutlin

You gave me stones for bread
Stop pretending that we’ve never met
You gave me stones for bread
Stop pretending that we’ve never met
You know I know you so well,
now it’s treason that I smell
You know I know you so well,
now it’s treason that I smell

You gave me stones for bread
Said there ain’t no more room in your bed
You gave me stones for bread
Said there ain’t no more room in your bed
pushed me out of the door,
said don’t “come back here no more!”
pushed me out of the door,
said “don’t come back here no more!”

Will I ever heal?
Only time will tell
Only time will tell
A contract under seal?
Only an empty shell,
Only an empty shell!

You gave me stones for bread
You painted pictures that I never forget
You gave me stones for bread
You painted pictures that I never forget
We once touched Heaven
but now we’re living in hell
We once touched Heaven
but now we’re living in hell

You gave me stones for bread,
You gave me stones for bread…

Recorded using..

Drums & Bass – JJazzLab
Guitars – Harley Benton Telecaster + JoYo American
Vocals – MXL770
DAW – Harrison Mixbus

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Playing in a band

Today I’ve been playing at a show in a village close to us where a band (formed by several people rotating on stage playing coversongs) – the picture above was taken earlier. I’m at the right, playing the green Gretsch.

The concept is rather unique. Pupils of a local music teacher play songs they learned from him. They play bass, guitar and drums. A (young) musician get’s on stage, joins in for a few songs, and get’s off stage and another one takes his place. This way all students can have their ‘moment of fame’ on stage and get used to play in front of an audience. They play for their parents, friends and other people who like to watch. No entrance fee.

They’ve been doing this for many years now. About two years ago the music teacher and a few other adults, including me, formed a band and we played on the shows also. The band stopped playing after about a year. Anyway, there’s video footage of one of the shows!

 

I was asked to come over today and play a few songs. And of course I couldn’t resist. So I’ve been on stage again after having been off stage for almost 2 years. Took my camera’s with me and shot some videofootage and took some pictures.

More pictures of today’s show (not including me, I was taking them!) can be found at this website.

Perhaps one day the Solid Rock Blues Band will be more than only a studioproject and I´ll be on stage again. Hope so. Because today felt good. I missed playing in front of an audience.

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