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The Shady Bear Sessions

by The Hurt Project

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MRVN A fantastic slice of modern electric blues as served up by dedicated students of the craft. Lead singer Jasmin Lloyd's vocals are beautifully clear and powerful against the bands smoky backdrops. Just good music, plain and simple. Favorite track: Hello Misery.
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Hello Misery 04:24
VERSE I'm a mess, I'm a fool, I'm a goddamn fool for you baby I'm a wreck, I'm arrested, I'm wrong in the head I drown in my dreams, you spread like a weed searching for water And when you shine like the sun I know that I'm done, you're pulling me under CHORUS Give up, gone, goodbye girl, time to say hello to misery You know just where she'll lead you, y'all ain't no strangers Give up, gone, goodbye girl, it’s time to say hello to misery, hello misery, VERSE It’s a shame and a sin what you do, what you do to me darlin' You're a rogue and a wretch how you pull and stretch me thin I'm a frog in a pot, you're turning it up, the flames getting higher Your tempting and teasing and begging have sent me from flame to the fire CHORUS BRIDGE Forced to pull out all the stops to forget you Friends and neighbors shake their heads. And I'll bet you Twenty silver dollars that I pulled out of a wishing well That you're the same old path to the same old place I know so well CHORUS X2
Up in Smoke 05:16
VERSE Well now I, I’m gonna put you down, ‘cause down is where I’ve been. Like smoke rising, I looked up to you, but you were gone with the wind. Now clear skies are all around, but I can’t lift my gaze up from the ground. CHORUS You had me going north by northwest so I couldn’t tell low from high. But the wind is blowing south now, baby, and I can see a hawk in that sky. TAG So now I, I’m gonna put you down, ‘cause down is where I’ve been. Solo VERSE Well now, mama told me when I was young: Love’s like looking into the rising sun. Dad was dark as a winter night but you were bright as sight. That light’s what I made my life about but then that fire went out. CHORUS All you left me with was scorched earth so nothing new grew in my heart. And that’s the way it’s gonna stay, baby, till my hopes for you depart. TAG So now I, I’m gonna put you down, ‘cause down is where I’ve been.
Set your little heartbeat next to mine, and our two hearts will pitter-patter-pitter-patter right in time. Your little heartbeat’s the sweetest sound I know. When I first heard your little heartbeat, it struck me dumb, ‘cause in the sound of its thimp-a-thump-a-thimp-a-thump-a is the drum of drums. Your little heartbeat’s music to my soul. If home’s where the heart is then I’m content to live beside you in a hall the size of Taj Mahal or the smallest tent. Your little heartbeat sets my hearth aglow. You poured love into my heart from the first in a flood of tears that effloresce with happiness, so my own swells to burst. Your little heartbeat makes mine overflow. What your little heartbeat says to mine when we two have a heart-to-heart-to-heart-to-heart is that life is fine. You’re after my heart and I love you so.


The original songs on "The Shady Bear Sessions" showcase The Hurt Project's dedication to honoring classic blues by writing new blues in the band's own voice.

"...the combination of traditional blues with a contemporary sound that makes THP unique" --Blues and Roots

"This is just good music, from start to finish" --Mighty Burners

"Old school...heartfelt" --Bluesbunny

"The Hurt Project executes the blues effortlessly" --The Music in My Mind


released August 20, 2014

"Up in Smoke" and "Little Heartbeat" written by Marlon Hurt
"Hello Misery" written by John Evans and Kathryn McCreary

Performed by The Hurt Project

Cover art: Marlon Hurt
Recorded 2014 at Shady Bear Recording Studio with Anthony Robustelli
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The Hurt Project features original blues by guitarist and songwriter Marlon Hurt, in collaboration with many up-and-coming blues artists.

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