An EP By The Lovette Brothers

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andrea2390 An absolute gem of local talent from my home county of Wilkes County, NC. Vocals and music are top notch and ready for as much success as this band wishes to attain. Favorite track: Underneath Magnolias.
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A highly anticipated EP displays the musical chemistry that brothers Chad and Shay Lovette developed along with long-time friend, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Locke Griffith over the last few years.
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This EP is dedicated to Chad Lovette who left this world to explore the next in July of 2016 after an extended battle with stage IV brain cancer.
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Chad played electric and upright bass and sang harmonies on this EP while a tumor was quickly progressing in his brain. Most people who met Chad never even knew that he had cancer at all because of his bright and adventurous disposition and this is how he preferred it. I'll never forget the last night of recording with Locke Griffith's in Carrboro, NC. Chad played and sang like the party would never end, though he knew he would be going to doctor the following day to see how much the tumor had progressed.

Chad will be remembered always for these sorts of moments, for the positive changes and influences he made in the lives of all that he met, and for loving unconditionally.
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The words below were written by Chad Lovette one week after being diagnosed with stage IV brain cancer and display his beautiful perspective on the choice that we all must make in life when dealing with extreme adversity:

"What I had believed, and what I will always believe, is that happiness is found through eternal optimism. Even when life blindsides you, and it feels like nothing will be the same, it is up to you to step back onto your feet and back into your life of adventure."
-Chad Allen Lovette
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Shay Martin Lovette

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released December 30, 2016

Lyrics by Shay Martin Lovette

Music by Shay Martin Lovette, Chad Allen Lovette, and Locke Griffith


Shay Martin Lovette played rhythm guitars, claw-hammer banjo, harmonica, and sang

Chad Allen Lovette played electric bass, upright bass, and sang harmonies

Locke Griffith played lead guitars, drums/percussion, piano, organ, etc

Zeb Gambill played mandolin on "Liquor Smile" and "Bermuda Run"
Julie Chiles played fiddle on "Bermuda Run"
Ollin Landers played Pedal Steel Guitar on "Stride" and "Bermuda Run"

Red Winged Blackbird album art by Drew Walker

©℗ Shay Martin Lovette

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The Lovette Brothers North Carolina

The Lovette Brothers were Shay Martin Lovette, Chad Lovette, and Locke Griffith.

Shay Martin Lovette is currently working on his debut solo album to be released in 2017.

Locke Griffith is honing his already impressive abilities as a recording engineer, producer, and musician.
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Track Name: Stride
Words by Shay Martin Lovette

I set the woods to fire
Yeah the bramble and briar
Never knowin' what I needed
Until it all fell through

When the sky did wake
We made it back to your home state
Eyes heavy, waitin' on the Chevy to break

Somethin' bout a long road
Dancin' through a shadow
Of the people and the places we've been
Coffee on the table
Burning through your town
And when the Sun goes down without a place to hide
We'll take it all in stride
Take it all in

And how many lonesome days
Can you give away
Are you selfish at most?
It's always been that way
"If you had a dime right now
I would cut the key somehow
Show you a place and let everybody win"

Somethin' bout a long ride
Talkin' from the inside
The past it will not last
Don't you see
Coffee on the table
Burning through your town
And when the Sun goes down without a place to hide
We'll take in all in stride
Take it all in

Somethin' bout a long road
Learnin' how to let go
Of a memory kickin' me around
Whiskey on the table
A record in your hand
And when the Sun goes down you pull me like the tide
And take it all in stride
Take it all in

Take it all
Track Name: Underneath Magnolias
Words by Shay Martin Lovette

Headed out down Main Street in the pouring rain
Watching doors slam
Candles burning in the window panes

The city's cold and it's high
So are you this time of year
When the lights flicker and fade out
Ain't no vacancy here

But your empty now
Hashin' out a plan
To let all of the caged birds free
To shut out the daylight on me
You had a dream you never told us
Underneath Magnolias

If you could would you take it back
Two hundred years or more
To clarify, to decipher why
What it is that you're here for

When these old photographs
Start fading to receipts
Bitter sweet reminders
Time and a memory

Are you wealthy now?
Running out of time to spend
To let all of the caged birds free
To shut out the headlights and sleep
You had plan you never told us
Underneath Magnolias

God had a plan and tonight he told us
Underneath Magnolias
Track Name: Liquor Smile
Words by Shay Martin Lovette

Remember waking up like a newborn child
Runnin' round town with a liquor smile
Days you didn't know it where we had to go
Heart like a river waiting on the boat
And all of the world in a dizzy spin
Easy to tell by the shape we in
Give me a taste for to help me sleep
With a new plan and a guarantee

Stars they fall through the darkness here
The vast unknown or the fate we fear
Strangers to the tumbling sea
Books on a shelf where we used to be
Well love it aint no place or time
A sharp knife or a finish line
Trust in all you do not know
A lifting, a letting go

Of the dark days and the sleepless nights
Crazy eyes and the strangest lights
All these words I try to reel in
To define just what I'm feelin'
Now I hope the sunset will explain

And I can see the rain from a mile away
All good things on a Saturday
Laughing at the way the waves did shine
Simple as a diamond on that mind
Open doors and welcome souls
Ain't where you are it's who you hold
Down from the city to the days of old
And every little town that you've been before

Understand you were born to be
In trouble frequently
Everybody knows nobody's free
Don't you let it get the best of me
And love it ain't no place or time
A sharp knife or a finish line
Faith in all you do not know
A lifting, a letting go

Of the dark days and the sleepless nights
Crazy eyes and the strangest lights
Whatever lifts you up or fails you
When there ain't nothing I can tell you
Well I hope the sunset will explain

It's been a mean ride
But where headed out
Singin' loud from the city to the South
There was a map I had to draw you
Before I ever saw you
So I know the sunset will explain

Remember waking up like a newborn child
Runnin' round town with a liquor smile
Track Name: Bermuda Run
Words by Shay Martin Lovette

She was a desert highway
And I was sliding sideways
Losing control
Save my soul

Lost and low down
Looking like hell
But we made it up from the bottom of the well
To meet the moon
Like the world was ending soon

Headed towards the rising Sun
But I ain't ever going back to Bermuda Run

Wild bird laughter and the sweetest pain
After all these changes
What remains

Lost and low down
Waiting on a win
Now the story just gets stranger my friend
We cannot see
What's coming for you and me

Headed towards the rising Sun
But I ain't ever going back to Bermuda Run

She was an honest gamble
Nothing I could handle
Still I had to try
Don't ask me why

Lost and low down
Find out how to shake
Some days we bloom
Some days were breaking in two
But we got so much more to do

Headed towards the rising Sun but I ain't ever going back
Don't care what they said I done I ain't ever going back

Headed towards the rising Sun
Well I ain't ever going back to Bermuda Run