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Land of Second Chances (2007)

Collection of rock, blues and country. It has taken on a real "international" flavor. I have contributions from Australia (2), Sweden, England as well as California, Oregon, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia and Boston. It turned into a big collaboration!

No Thunder (2008)

Collection of songs written in February for RPM and FAWM. I did try and go towards folk/country "story" songs -- with a couple of diversions.

When That Hammer Comes Down (2009)

A mostly country-style album with co-writes from members of jpfolks.com and fenderforum.com. Got some sing-alongs, guitar picking and (gasp!) BIAB instrumentation.

Ole Stomping Ground (2010)

Pretty varied (I hope) collection of tunes. Some Americana, some rock, one jazzy tune and a few other undesirables. Me on guitars, bass, percussion and vocals. Bethan, Joice and Colin help out on vocals and I use BIAB in a few places. All in all, a good month. Lyrics/Liner Notes at: http://www.rpmchallenge.com/component/option,com_fireboard/Itemid,350/func,view/catid,16/id,13736/

Thunderbird Motel (2011)

Formerly cville ramblings!  2011 is RPM #5 for me.  This year I will be bringing in songs already created and just try and do good recordings of them.  My plan might change, though -- who knows.  I gotta change things up every year to keep it fresh and new!  I will also try and turn out 14 new lyrics over at fawm.org.

Note 2/1/11:  I changed my user name to Kevin Emmrich, so albums from 2007 - 2010 are probably still under cville ramblings.

Kevin

2012 (2012)

Collection of tunes written for FAWM and RPM in February 2012. No real overall theme -- just wrote 'em as they came. Four of the 10 songs were FAWM "songskirmishes" where you were given a title and had to go write/record a song in one hour.

Connections (2013)

I wrote 14 songs for FAWM this year and I had 10 songs that were sort of RPM ready, but they only added up to 24 minutes. So I added another one and now I am at a whopping 27 minutes. Five of the 11 arose from song skirmishes where you are given a title and you have to write/record an song in an hour!. I did re-do 4 of those 5 to sound more completem but the 11th tune was just written, recorded and done in an hour. It is an interesting way to write!

Life's Too Short (2014)

A collection of songs written and recorded in February 2014 for FAWM and RPM. In addition to the acoustic guitar, I played banjo on a couple of numbers, slide guitar on a couple and electric on another couple. Did all the vocals and genrally had a swell time!

Old Friends and New Songs (2015)

Old Friends and New Songs 01. Cottonwood Tree .......................... 2:21 02. Going the Wrong Way After All............. 2:39 03. Gee 100 Bee PM ........................... 2:15 04. How Do Things Slip Away .................. 2:10 05. Bear Picture Song ........................ 2:04 06. Photon Blues (c)Lane/Emmrich ............. 2:21 07. A Winter's Memory ....................... 2:35 08. Found My Place ........................... 2:54 09. The Last Note (c)Slade/Emmrich ........... 2:31 10. The Last Afternoon ....................... 2:57 11. Hey There, Pretty Girl (c)Hart ........... 2:50 12. One Day Cay (c)Lane ...................... 2:50 13. Living and Dying (c)Hart/Emmrich ......... 2:50 14. Rides Her Appaloosa ...................... 2:50 Kevin Emmrich: guitars, ukulele, banjo, vocals, harmonica Chuck Hart: vocals, guitar (tracks 11 and 13) Jim Lane: Guitar, vocal (track 12) All songs (c) 2015 kemmrich@jkt9000.com, except as noted

RPM 2016 (2016)

Collection of tunes written and recorded in February 2016. Pretty lo-fi this time around Kevin: guitars, ukulele, banjo, vocals, tambourine and shaker. BIAB: drums, bass on Party Animal Time

Other RPM Partcipants

David C Pratt

sphyzz

Barbeau

Domestic Robot

Chuck not the Band

The Casual Occupation

10 Cycles Away

Jill Slaney

brandnewpeople

another cultural landslide

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BIOGRAPHY

Very secretive stuff.

BAND MEMBERS
Kevin Emmrich: lyrics, vocals, electric/acoustic guitars, harmonicas, banjo and percussion. PGMusic: bass, drums, fiddles, guitars, harmonica, sax, piano, banjo, pedal steel Guest vocalists all over the place.

YEARS COMPLETED
2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016

GENRES
Rock, ,Country,Americana


Completed Albums

Land of Second Chances(2007)

Collection of rock, blues and country. It has taken on a real "international" flavor. I have contributions from Australia (2), Sweden, England as well as California, Oregon, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia and Boston. It turned into a big collaboration!


Indian Casino   Download
We're Cruisin'   Download
I'm the Man for You   Download
Midnight Blues   Download
It's Time To Roll   Download
No Time Blues   Download
This Band Oughta Disband   (preferred)   Download
Rock 'N' Roll Evening   Download
Are You Ready For Me?   Download
More Dry Wells Than Gushers   Download
Way Down in Mississippi   Download
Push on Through   Download
Joyful Noise   Download
This Band--Steve's Version   Download

No Thunder(2008)

Collection of songs written in February for RPM and FAWM. I did try and go towards folk/country "story" songs -- with a couple of diversions.


Paper on the Floor   Download
Roll, Daddy Roll   (preferred)   Download
Did They Dream Like I Do?   Download
No Regrets   Download
Dark Recesses   Download
Let That River Flow   Download
She Don't Ask for Much   Download
Want Ad   Download
Sitting by the Fire   Download
Wednesday Type of Girl   Download

When That Hammer Comes Down(2009)

A mostly country-style album with co-writes from members of jpfolks.com and fenderforum.com. Got some sing-alongs, guitar picking and (gasp!) BIAB instrumentation.


01 Going Down To Poplar Drive   Download
02 West Texas Girl   Download
03 When That Hammer Comes Down   (preferred)   Download
04 Old and Gray (Rally Round the Flag)   Download
05 Won and Lost   Download
06 He Must Walk    Download
07 Walking Never Bothered Me   Download
08 Stealing My Heart    Download
11 For Taylor   Download
12 Clap of Thunder   Download

Ole Stomping Ground(2010)

Pretty varied (I hope) collection of tunes. Some Americana, some rock, one jazzy tune and a few other undesirables. Me on guitars, bass, percussion and vocals. Bethan, Joice and Colin help out on vocals and I use BIAB in a few places. All in all, a good month. Lyrics/Liner Notes at: http://www.rpmchallenge.com/component/option,com_fireboard/Itemid,350/func,view/catid,16/id,13736/


I'm Taking the Mother Road (to the Mother Lode)   Download
Young Love   Download
Yes   Download
Movie In My Head   Download
Here (girlnamedsam)   Download
Waiting On A Ring   Download
Ole Stomping Ground   (preferred)   Download
Moon Shot Jam   Download
Helium   Download
Drums n Bass n Banjo   Download
Jesus From Galilee   Download
On The Road   Download

Thunderbird Motel(2011)

Formerly cville ramblings!  2011 is RPM #5 for me.  This year I will be bringing in songs already created and just try and do good recordings of them.  My plan might change, though -- who knows.  I gotta change things up every year to keep it fresh and new!  I will also try and turn out 14 new lyrics over at fawm.org.

Note 2/1/11:  I changed my user name to Kevin Emmrich, so albums from 2007 - 2010 are probably still under cville ramblings.

Kevin


Hey, Hey   Download
Thunderbird Motel Duet   Download
We Chose The Road   Download
Girl, Can I be Your Lover?   Download
Something Wrong With My Heart   Download
I Wanna Go   Download
Hey Yea   Download
You Start Things Spinning   (preferred)   Download
This is Her Weekend   Download
Thirty Years Ago   Download
Back Home To The Rain   Download
Blow Your Life Away   Download

2012(2012)

Collection of tunes written for FAWM and RPM in February 2012. No real overall theme -- just wrote 'em as they came. Four of the 10 songs were FAWM "songskirmishes" where you were given a title and had to go write/record a song in one hour.


This Is My First Song   (preferred)   Download
Crescent Moon   Download
Fallin Again   Download
Cardboard Carpet Roll   Download
Strange Skies   Download
Mystic Stranger   Download
Experiment in Open G   Download
Wind Blown Dandelion   Download
Most Days   Download
Rumble of a Distant Drum   Download

Connections(2013)

I wrote 14 songs for FAWM this year and I had 10 songs that were sort of RPM ready, but they only added up to 24 minutes. So I added another one and now I am at a whopping 27 minutes. Five of the 11 arose from song skirmishes where you are given a title and you have to write/record an song in an hour!. I did re-do 4 of those 5 to sound more completem but the 11th tune was just written, recorded and done in an hour. It is an interesting way to write!


Descent   Download
Wednesday Night at the Square   Download
Miles To Go   Download
Dont Keep Me Waiting   Download
Indian Trance   Download
Power Play   Download
Connection (Last Time on the   (preferred)   Download
No Second Chances   Download
Countdown   Download
Collision Course   Download
Kick The Can   Download

Life's Too Short(2014)

A collection of songs written and recorded in February 2014 for FAWM and RPM. In addition to the acoustic guitar, I played banjo on a couple of numbers, slide guitar on a couple and electric on another couple. Did all the vocals and genrally had a swell time!


The Bup Bup Song   (preferred)   Download
Without Ya Babe   Download
Say a Prayer for Me Tonight   Download
Life's Too Good   Download
Everglades Wetlands   Download
Window   Download
Shout It Out   Download
We Can Make a Change   Download
Tomorrow Becomes Today   Download
All Choked Up Inside   Download
Farewell To You   Download
She Don't Know the Way I feel   Download

Old Friends and New Songs(2015)

Old Friends and New Songs 01. Cottonwood Tree .......................... 2:21 02. Going the Wrong Way After All............. 2:39 03. Gee 100 Bee PM ........................... 2:15 04. How Do Things Slip Away .................. 2:10 05. Bear Picture Song ........................ 2:04 06. Photon Blues (c)Lane/Emmrich ............. 2:21 07. A Winter's Memory ....................... 2:35 08. Found My Place ........................... 2:54 09. The Last Note (c)Slade/Emmrich ........... 2:31 10. The Last Afternoon ....................... 2:57 11. Hey There, Pretty Girl (c)Hart ........... 2:50 12. One Day Cay (c)Lane ...................... 2:50 13. Living and Dying (c)Hart/Emmrich ......... 2:50 14. Rides Her Appaloosa ...................... 2:50 Kevin Emmrich: guitars, ukulele, banjo, vocals, harmonica Chuck Hart: vocals, guitar (tracks 11 and 13) Jim Lane: Guitar, vocal (track 12) All songs (c) 2015 kemmrich@jkt9000.com, except as noted


Cottonwood Tree   Download
Going the Wrong Way After All   Download
gee 100 bee pm   Download
How Do Things Slip Away   Download
Bear Picture Song   (preferred)   Download
Photon Blues   Download
A Winter's Memory   Download
Found My Place   Download
The Last Note   Download
Last Afternoon   Download
Pretty Girl   Download
One Day Cay   Download
Living and Dying   Download
Rides Her Appaloosa   Download

RPM 2016(2016)

Collection of tunes written and recorded in February 2016. Pretty lo-fi this time around Kevin: guitars, ukulele, banjo, vocals, tambourine and shaker. BIAB: drums, bass on Party Animal Time


I Must Be A Ghost   (preferred)   Download
Party Animal Time   Download
Cold Black Night   Download
Wishing For Change   Download
One Take Flim Flam   Download
It All Fell Apart   Download
Without a Care in the World   Download
Fun Will Be Had By All   Download
Uncovered   Download
The Month Is Ending   Download