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Lonesome Wonderers is an independent, singer-songwriter duo from Kennedale, Texas, formed between two life-long friends and kindred musicians, Chris Behrens and Guy Huggins. Together they compose original music that connects us to the intimate, bringing out the more heartfelt nature of music that existed in a less manufactured age. The result is a romantic melancholy vibe, expressed through a "retro-filter" made of rock, blues, country, and soul.

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About "Keep Your Love Alive"

Written in 2014, "Keep Your Love Alive" is the first-ever release from Lonesome Wonderers. Set in both Austin and Fort Worth, Texas, "Keep Your Love Alive" tells the story of willfully choosing a life of happiness, love and "positive energy" in a culture steepedin a 24/7 news cycle promoting coercive agendas, disasters, contempt and antagonism. The main moral of the song is to encourage the listener to choose everyday activities, places and relationships that bring some love to theirlife, over those voices that bring them down.

Verse one sets the scene in Austin, Texas, as the listener is dropped into The Driskill Bar, located in Austin's historic Driskill Hotel. After lifting some drinks "with the businessmen", the listener goes to catch a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse on 6th street, where they spy the famous "topless girl".

Verse two changes the scene to Fort Worth, Texas, where the listener is dropped into a country and western dance outing with their "party crew" at Billy Bob's Texas, still wearing "pin striped pants" having just gotten off work. As the evening evolves, the listener gets caught up in all of the good vibes that come from "two-steppin'" with an attractive partner going "round, round, round" to the "sound, sound, sound".

The song crescendos with the listener being evangelized, as from the pulpit, with the singer imploring all of his "brothers and sisters" that they've "got to keep your love alive... don't let the literati break you down".

Recording "Keep Your Love Alive"

Recording started at Edgewater Studios, located in Sugar Land, Texas, on Friday, 5 August and ended on Sunday, 7 August. Edgewater was recommended by Jon Delange of Tinderbox Music, based out of Minneapolis. Jon was turned onto "Keep Your Love Alive" by a friend of his who listened to the demo recording Lonesome Wonderers shared to ReverbNation.com. Jon, feeling that the song had some commercial potential, encouraged Lonesome Wonderers to record it, then promote to both non-commercial radio and commercial licensing buyers.

Production started on Friday morning with Lonesome Wonderers sharing their ultimate vision for the song; that "Keep Your Love Alive" is a simple back-beat "feelin' good" tune that would pair well with a Texas house party. They said, "Imagine we're allat a rockin' party, where everyone is dancing, drinking, flirting and just having a great time being in the moment. We are recording the song the band is playing at that party"!

To help realize that vision, producer Derek Hames brought in drummer Isaias Gil and bassist MarkRiddell to lay down the rhythm tracks as the first order of business, and what a great "shuffle" groove they laid down!

In order to accentuate the playfulness of the song, Lonesome Wonderers recruited two backup vocalists to represent the "hippy chicks" and "girly girls". Nyssa Garcia is the fronting vocalist of the Dallas-based American Rock act Awaiting Daylight. Lonesome Wonderers met Nyssa as both acts performed in Hard Rock Cafe's Hard Rock Rising 2016 contest. Impressed with the quality of her voice, Lonesome Wonderers made a note to call her up when it came time to record. To provide a complimentary alto voice to Nyssa's soprano, Lonesome Wonderers also recruited Olivia Jade, a friend and colleague of Lonesome Wonderer Chris Behrens.

With all the performers in place, and the ever-solid John Shelton in the house as the audio engineer, that "feelin' good" tune finally got captured.

Performance Credits

Chris Behrens - Vocals, Guitar
Guy Huggins - Backing Vocals, Guitar
Isaias Gil - Drums
Mark Riddell - Bass
Derek Hames - HammondOrgan, Cajon
Nyssa Garcia - Backing Vocals
Olivia Jade-Backing Vocals

Written by Chris Behrens and Guy Huggins

Recording Credits

Produced by Derek Hames
Recorded and Mixed by John Shelton
Digital Editing by Derek Hames and John Shelton
Mastered by John Moran
Recorded at Edgewater Studios, Sugar Land, Texas

Contact Lonesome Wonderers

Lonesome Wonderers, LLC.
1109 Greenview Ln.
Kennedale, Texas 76060
Email: contact@lonesomewonderers.com
Web: www.lonesomewonderers.com

Lyrics

"Keep Your Love Alive"

As Written, Recorded and Performed by:
Chris B. Behrens
Guy D. Huggins
Aka "Lonesome Wonderers"

Chillin' at the Driskill at the hotel bar, with the businessmen and local beer
Another Monkey Shoulder, doing my part, keeping our fair city weird
I'm buying popcorn at the Alamo, when a topless girl goes walkin' by
I didn't know about the noontime show, and I never stopped to wonder why
And all the hippie chicksdown on 6th street sing..

Got to keep your love alive
You got to fight for the Austin sound
Make your little light shine, shine
Don't let the literati break you down

Walkin' into Billy Bob's in pinstripe pants, holdin' court with the party crew
They call me city boy, but I just dance, pay attention, learn a thing or two
My little lady goes round, round, round, two steppin' to a steel guitar
She's mesmerized by the sound, sound, sound, shoulda known that I wouldn't get far
And all the girly girls down fromTCU sing...

Got to keep your love alive
You got to fight for the Fort Worth sound
Make your little light shine, shine
Don't let the literati break you down, momma

I wasn't planning contingencies for anyone,I'm just waiting for the Son to recover
I wasn't building a future, or getting things done, I'm just putting one foot in front of the other
You got to keep your love alive, you got to fight for your own damned sound
Makeyour little light shine, shine, don't let the elevator break you down

All you brothers and sisters..
You got to fight for the local sound
Make your little light shine, shine
Don't let the literati break you down

You got to keep your love alive
You got to fight for the Fort Worth sound
Make your little light shine, shine
Now I'm saving my pennies for the end of the week
Cause I'm too hip for the hippies, too chic for the freaks


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Lonesome Wonderers is an independent, singer-songwriter duo from Kennedale, Texas, formed between two life-long friends and kindred musicians, Chris Behrens and Guy Huggins. Together they compose original music that connects us to the intimate, bringing out the more heartfelt nature of music that existed in a less manufactured age. The result is a romantic melancholy vibe, expressed through a "retro-filter" made of rock, blues, country, and soul.

Currently Lonesome Wonderers is actively engaged in the song writing process, while producing and sharing demo recordings of each song with the goal of attracting performance opportunities, as well as funding for creating professionally produced recordings that express the full artistic vision of each tune.

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