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Love's Been Sold

Garrick Rawlings

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Here’s a raw, eclectic, irreverent, whimsical, garage rocking EP of pure fun!

I put this together over the covid; I took some demos I’d laid down a while back over to Shawn Nourse’s studio and we improved upon what I had done alone, and elsewhere I recorded a couple of solo acoustic numbers to round out this five-song collection. Somehow it came

Here’s a raw, eclectic, irreverent, whimsical, garage rocking EP of pure fun!

I put this together over the covid; I took some demos I’d laid down a while back over to Shawn Nourse’s studio and we improved upon what I had done alone, and elsewhere I recorded a couple of solo acoustic numbers to round out this five-song collection. Somehow it came upon me to put these unrelated, somewhat strange, orphan songs together that, for me, hold together quite nicely in their collective irreverent and sometimes profane spirit!

The EP is short but the distances were long! Parts of this thing were recorded in Highland Park (LA), Long Beach, Blocksburg and Hermosa Beach, California; Prescott, Arizona, and the most recently recorded and final track on the EP was tracked just a few months ago in the basement of my dad’s house in Howe, Indiana.

Hopefully there’s a little bit for everyone; a rocking electric blues, a rocking acoustic blues, a new old-school folk protest song, a surf-punk song, and even a love song!

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Garrick Rawlings

Garrick Rawlings

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Garrick Rawlings' self-titled new release is a striking blend of Americana, a wonderful culmination of his Midwestern roots blended with a strong dose of the American Southwest and Southern California. From romantic and broken-heart songs, to adventurous and desolate story songs, to songs of hope and social conscience, they’re all here—he lived

Garrick Rawlings' self-titled new release is a striking blend of Americana, a wonderful culmination of his Midwestern roots blended with a strong dose of the American Southwest and Southern California. From romantic and broken-heart songs, to adventurous and desolate story songs, to songs of hope and social conscience, they’re all here—he lived it, and he lives it.

You can hear his rock roots right along with his acoustic folk, à la Tom Petty. Rawlings and producer Rick Shea, another great songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in his own right, put together a crack band, took his literate lyrics and expressive melodies to heart, and made them soar—each song flowing into the next like a fascinating journey.

Perla Batalla, who sang, wrote and toured with Leonard Cohen, makes an outstanding appearance on the Latin-influenced song “No Tengo Palabras.” The lyrics are half English/half Spanish. Rawlings explains, “You can’t live in L.A. without soaking up a lot of beautiful and passionate Mexican music. What I take in usually comes back out in my own songs in some way”.

They recorded the basic tracks as a band, together in a room, and it shows. The arrangements vary from fully acoustic to great blends of electric, slide and steel. Wonderful touches were added, like Skip Edwards’ accordion on a sparse and stark arrangement of “Pancho & Lefty,” where Rawlings restores the original lyrics. “Lost In Time,” a lovely song about a lost love, features a sublime cello accompaniment. The legendary Paul Marshall, of I See Hawks In LA, and Jaimi Lyn Shuey provided gorgeous harmony vocals.

Rawlings served as Ramblin’ Jack Elliott's road manager, opener and sidekick for a couple years. He performs all over the Southwest, opening shows for world-class songwriters/guitarists Dave Alvin and Rick Shea, as well as on his own, which are best described as Neil Young & Johnny Cash meet the MC5 riding horseback through the desert chasing Woody Guthrie, Townes Van Zandt, Led Zeppelin, Tom Russell, John Prine, Guy Clark and a mariachi band to some obscure, magnificent raging campfire.

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Million Miles

Garrick Rawlings

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ORIGINAL MILLION MILES PRESS RELEASE

Million Miles is Garrick Rawlings’ debut release, a collection of 10 self-penned, self-recorded songs ranging from quiet introspection to loud protest.

As stated in the opening cut, “Just Passin’ Thru,” Garrick was born in Wichita, Kansas and grew up in a small town in Southwestern Michigan. “Sturgis lies at

ORIGINAL MILLION MILES PRESS RELEASE

Million Miles is Garrick Rawlings’ debut release, a collection of 10 self-penned, self-recorded songs ranging from quiet introspection to loud protest.

As stated in the opening cut, “Just Passin’ Thru,” Garrick was born in Wichita, Kansas and grew up in a small town in Southwestern Michigan. “Sturgis lies at the midpoint on an old Chicago-Detroit Indian trail, now called US-12,” explains Rawlings. His mother was born and raised in Chicago, daughter of Greek immigrants, while his dad is from farm country in central Illinois as described in “Lincoln Penny.” “I had the best of both worlds; growing up in a small town environment, along with plenty of exposure and time spent in the city of Chicago. I started out working on farms and then in the factories that fed the Detroit automotive industry.”

Garrick’s Midwestern roots and adventurous Western migration are all over these songs. He started playing electric guitar early in high school and has been at it ever since.

Garrick reveled in the aggressive rock attitude emanating two hours northeast of Sturgis in Detroit (the aftermath of the MC5/Stooges era,) and was exposed to massive amounts of blues and some jazz two hours southwest over in Chicago. “When I was living in Chicago, I had the good fortune to hear many brilliant blues musicians. This one guy, Lefty Dizz, played in a nearby dive after Cubs day baseball games. I watched and listened to that guy I don’t know how many times and could never figure out why nobody had heard of him. He liked to take about jamming with the Rolling Stones at Buddy Guy's club”.

“Dizz was a tiny guy with a west side, uptown look, one of those guys who always wore a suit and had all the moves onstage. He had a wonderful twinkle in his eye, a marvelous grin and loved to drag his guitar along the floor with one hand while playin’ licks at the same time with the other hand. He had a beautiful, nasty tone and played southpaw on a right-handed Strat, strung right-handed. Dizz never really made any proper records before he died in ‘93 but did record a decent one-off with Louisiana Red. I learned later that he did have a reputation as a hotshot gunslingin’ guitar cat, but he could never be found! I was damn lucky to have wandered into that bar one day; I soon had a regular stool! There was a play based on his life performed in Chicago for a while after he died.”

Moving a Million Miles away to Los Angeles, Rawlings survived by working numerous jobs in the film industry and; "I was really at a loss artistically until I discovered the solo works of Dave Alvin and Tom Russell along with rediscovering MC5 songwriter/guitarist Wayne Kramer, and his rebirth as a solo artist. It finally dawned on me that I needed to get it done myself, my own way, like those guys.”

Around this time, Rawlings was getting to know Ramblin’ Jack Elliott through mutual friends. “Of course I was and am a huge Ramblin’ Jack fan and was thrilled to meet and hang out with him. Jack’s wife/manager/road manager Jan always made sure to get me backstage to say hello when he was in town. Sadly, Jan got very sick and then died way before her time from a liver ailment, leaving Jack heartbroken and alone with gigs to play. I was available at the time and for better or worse, became Ramblin’ Jack’s road manager. Along with his usual solo appearances, I was fortunate enough to be along for shows with Merle Haggard, John Prine and the Everly Brothers and some great Cowboy Poetry Gatherings. There’s no way and not enough hours in the day to describe the value and good fortune of the time I spend together with Jack -my god- he started out with Woody Guthrie!”

Garrick’s music is neither traditional folk, blues nor rock and roll. “The best I can describe it in terms of comparison, with no intent of insulting the masters, is Neil Young meets Johnny Cash meets Led Zeppelin meets Wayne Kramer meets Dave Alvin meets Tom Russell meets John Prine meets…well, you get the idea.

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Soul Fly

Garrick Rawlings

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A little love song to music and heroes using mostly cool old album titles as lyrics. This is another one where I had been playing around with the riff, and one day I spontaneously sang out the first verse. I would sing that just to amuse myself and eventually more titles came to me, then I started diggin’ the whole idea. Here’s one I loved but had

A little love song to music and heroes using mostly cool old album titles as lyrics. This is another one where I had been playing around with the riff, and one day I spontaneously sang out the first verse. I would sing that just to amuse myself and eventually more titles came to me, then I started diggin’ the whole idea. Here’s one I loved but had to leave out: Ridin’ The Storm Out, Women and Children First On Your Feet Or On Your Knees, it’s kinda like goin’ to church!

Desolation Boulevard – Sweet Live At Budokan – Cheap Trick (amongst many others) Eat A Peach – Allman Brothers Brothers And Sisters – Allman Brothers

King of California – Dave Alvin Road To Bayamon – Tom Russell Band Young Brigham – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

Up On The Lowdown – Chris Smither Sun Sessions–Elvis Presly/Johnny Cash/Carl Perkins/Roy Orbison/Ike Turner/Charlie Rich/Sonny Burgess/ Billy Riley… and all the rest of ‘em! Shotgun Willie – Willie Nelson

Slow Train Coming – Bob Dylan Blood On The Tracks – Bob Dylan Get Your Wings – Aerosmith (the good ‘smith) Fly By Night – Rush Sheer Heart Attack – Queen

Rust Never Sleeps – Neil Young On The Beach – Neil Young

Little Bit O’Soul – The Music Explosion When You’re Down and Out – Tommy Bradley – James Cole Whole Lotta Shakin’ (Goin’ On) – Jerry Lee Lewis Round and Round – Aerosmith (again, the good ‘smith) (Ratt) Once In A While – (Too Many to List) Day After Day – Badfinger, Pretenders (Many Others)

Raw Power – Iggy And The Stooges Love It To Death–Alice Cooper(Alice Cooper Band:the real one!) Kick Out The Jams – MC5 Tooth Fang & Claw – Ted Nugent’s Amboy Dukes We’re An American Band - Grand Funk

You’re Gonna Get It – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Long After Dark – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Every Picture Tells A Story – Rod Stewart (the good Rod) A Wizard, A True Star – Todd Rundgren

Round About Midnight – The Miles Davis Quintet Miles In The Sky – Miles Davis A Love Supreme – John Coltrane

Houses Of The Holy – Led Zeppelin Tommy – The Who Twist and Shout – Isley Brothers, Beatles Let It Be – Beatles Let It Bleed – Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! – Rolling Stones

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Dollars To Dust

Garrick Rawlings/Ramblin' Jack Elliott

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I first played this for Ramblin’ Jack in a hotel room right after I wrote it. He said, “well, it’s a protest song, but you’re usin’ that fake Nashville accent in a humorous manner so you’re not beatin’ your audience up with seriousness.”

Dollars to Dust Garrick Rawlings 2002

Ashes to ashes and dollars to dust We’re killing our country it’s turning

I first played this for Ramblin’ Jack in a hotel room right after I wrote it. He said, “well, it’s a protest song, but you’re usin’ that fake Nashville accent in a humorous manner so you’re not beatin’ your audience up with seriousness.”

Dollars to Dust Garrick Rawlings ©2002

Ashes to ashes and dollars to dust We’re killing our country it’s turning to rust

New country music it sounds all the same Thank god Johnny Cash never played that dumb game The best rock and roll, the samplers all steal Package it up new, ain’t that a great deal

Ashes to ashes and dollars to dust We’re killing our country it’s turning to rust

Movie stars, rap stars and jocks on TV I’m so disgusted, let’s kill their Humvies Politicians smilin’ then laughin’ then lyin’ I see ‘em kiss babies, no wonder they’re cryin’ Cyberspace, cell phones and daytime TV Hey Jerry! Hey Oprah! please let me be

Ashes to ashes and dollars to dust We’re killing our country it’s turning to rust

Rome, Spain and the United Kingdom Got fat and content, you just couldn’t please ‘em The kids today, I like to tease ‘em From the gap in the mall, they all look so pleasin’

Ashes to ashes and dollars to dust We’re killing our country it’s turning to rust

I’m tryin’ and tryin’ and tryin’ to find What my dad and grandad could see so blind I’m scared for the future that is my reason Want to fly Old Glory without committin’ treason

Ashes to ashes and dollars to dust We’re killing our country it’s turning to rust

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DVD

Live In San Diego DVD (3 song version w/artwork)
  • Live In San Diego DVD (3 song version w/artwork)
  • Live In San Diego DVD (3 song version w/artwork)
  • Live In San Diego DVD (3 song version w/artwork)

Live In San Diego DVD (3 song version w/artwork)

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This video is taken from a concert presented by the Acoustic Music San Diego Concert Series at the Normal Heights United Methodist Church where I opened for Dave Alvin. Kurt Mahoney was there to capture Dave’s show and was kind enough to tape and share my set as well, thanks

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This video is taken from a concert presented by the Acoustic Music San Diego Concert Series at the Normal Heights United Methodist Church where I opened for Dave Alvin. Kurt Mahoney was there to capture Dave’s show and was kind enough to tape and share my set as well, thanks Kurt!

There are two DIY DVD versions offered here. This one is a three song cherry pick from the opening set ($7). Included is the video-capture photo inset artwork. The other is the whole set (seven songs) warts and all, with a single, printed insert ($9).

I first saw Dave Alvin in the early 1980's when the Blasters opened up for Eric Clapton on his "Money and Cigarettes" tour at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I remember being very disappointed because Clapton was mostly playing rhythm while the other guitar player was taking all the leads. I was too young and ignorant to know that the “other” guitar player was the great Albert Lee. Clapton was coming to terms with the great challenge of becoming sober from alcohol at that time and wasn't too concerned with guitar hero heroics I reckon. Many years later I was on the road with Ramblin' Jack and we opened a show for the Everly Brothers where Albert Lee was the band leader and guitar player. Albert was very gentlemanly and approachable and I laid that little story on him and he got a chuckle hearing a midwestern teenager's take on that gig!

The next time I saw Dave Alvin was at McCabe's in Santa Monica, California where I went to go see Ramblin' Jack as he was on a West coast barnstorming tour with his then Hightone label mates Alvin, Tom Russell and Chris Smither. This night changed my life, it was very similar to when I was a teenager and discovered the deep cuts from The Who, Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, The Stones, etc. on trips to Chicago listening to all night FM radio after only knowing AM radio hits in rural Michigan. I had no idea that there was such magnificent song craft going on in the indy roots seen, it was a revelation to sit there and hear these guys perform their wonderful songs on acoustic guitar, it was a revelation that continues to this day. It was that day that gave me the courage to start singing my own songs and start following this path. I got to talk to Dave about that Clapton gig, to my surprise, he really remembered it; “Kalamazoo” he said, “I remember that gig…”. He had some stories man, earlier in the tour, might have been Detroit, he told me Clapton’s touring drummer couldn’t do it and The Blaster’s drummer, Bill Bateman stepped in and saved the day, it was one of those kind of tours. It was not at all lost on me, the honor of opening for Dave Alvin.

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Live In San Diego DVD (full 7- song set version)
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Live In San Diego DVD (full 7- song set version)

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This DVD shares the same description as the 3-song version above. This DIY DVD contains the whole set, warts and all.

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