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SPINDRIFT » Electroacoustic


Boy Scout Jamboree playing LA Folk Fest 2012
Photo by Charles Mallison

Spindrift performs electro-acoustic shows with a more intimate, stripped down campfire atmosphere under the name of ‘Bluniform’, ‘Boy Scout Jamboree’ and more recently ‘Tit Hitch & The Shit Shooters!’.

Covers include tunes written by the likes of Johnny Western, Johnny Bond, Tex Ritter, The Louvin Brothers, Frankie Laine, The Sons of the Pioneers, and Rex Allen. The band also performs Spindrift songs such as ‘When I Was Free’, ‘Ace Coltrane’, and ‘Girlz Booze Gunz’.

Keep your eye on Upcoming Shows or Spindrift’s Facebook page to see Tit Hitch & The Shit Shooters! play legendary country ballads in an intimate acoustic setting.

Carry Me Back To The Lone Prairie

Written by Carson Robison
Video by Dickies Sounds

This song was written because Carson disputed the old song ‘Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie’. He could not conceive that a cowboy would not want to be buried anywhere but on the prairie. James Melton was directly responsible for starting it off to be a big number. He sang it literally hundreds of times in his programs and concert tours. — Catherine A. (Mrs. Carson) Robison

Shortnin’ Bread

Written by James Whitcomb Riley
Video by Gia

Shortnin’ Bread is often thought of as a traditional plantation song. However the first version was written by white poet James Whitcomb Riley in 1900. His song was named “A Short’nin’ Bread Song—Pieced Out” the chorus of which is:

“Fotch dat dough fum the kitchin-shed
Rake de coals out hot an’ red
Putt on de oven an’ putt on de led,
Mammy’s gwineter cook som short’nin’ bread”

Titled “Shortened Bread”, E.C. Perrow published the first folk version of this song in 1915, which he collected from East Tennessee in 1912. The folk version of the song — as with Riley’s — does not have any distinct theme but consists of various floating lyrics, some relating to shortnin’ bread, some not. The traditional chorus associated with the folk song goes:

“Mammy’s little baby loves short’nin’, short’nin’
Mammy’s little baby loves short’nin’ bread”

Buffalo Dream

Written by Tex Ritter
Video by Dickies Sounds

Woodward Maurice Ritter, better known as Tex Ritter, was an American country music singer and movie actor popular from the mid-1930s into the 1960s. Ritter’s recording career was his most successful period. He was the first artist signed with the newly-formed Capitol Records as well as its first Western singer. His first recording session was on June 11, 1942. Buffalo Dream was released in 1953 by Capitol.