Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds

Dana LouiseThe daughter of Ezra Idlet of the Grammy-nominated Trout Fishing in America, Dana Louise is a new songstress astonishing audiences with her vibrant, melodic vocals, adept finger-picking and cool sound. Now touring her  debut album, she is joined by the Glorious Birds — Adams Collins (vibraphone and 5-string banjo), Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood (Trout Fishing in America/guitar, percussion and bass). Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots-rooted flung-into-the-future folk. Dana Louise & the Glorious Birds work to leave their audiences glowing with the magic music can bring: genuine human connection.



Contribution: Better Off Dead

There’s a little town I know
And every ten or twenty years or so
People gather to dance and sing
And to do some heinous evil things

The village elders rise from their graves
The very sight of it is quite depraved
Rituals bring them back to life
So hide your children and hide your wife

Be careful out there, oh be careful out there
Be careful out there, you’d best beware
Without a care, you’ll end up in over your head

Be careful out there, oh be careful out there
Be careful out there, you’d best beware
If you wake up from this party you might be better off dead

There’s a drink of vile kind
Take a sip and open up your mind
Be careful if you drink more
Your heart and soul become an open door

They’ll step inside change what they will
The very thought of it just makes me ill
Believe my story, for it’s true
When you wake up you might not be you


The bonfire goes on for days
Reliving folklore through songs and plays
Ceremonies go on all night
But the important part’s a dreadful sight

Ones chosen to play the part
And they cut from them their still beating heart
It’s an honor or so they say
But I remember his eyes that day


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