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The dynamic follow up to HB's debut album. Delicate and moody, with powerful lyrical content and distinctive guitar work.

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released February 15, 2017

Produced by Hank Barbee & Jordan Powers of Dynamic Soundworks
Recorded, Engineered & Mixed by Brandon Hackler of Dynamic Soundworks
Recorded at North Star Post and Sound in Wilmington, NC
Additional recording at Dark Pines Studio in Graham, NC, and ZAC Recording in Atlanta, GA
Mastered by Tom Waltz @ Waltz Mastering
Album Cover Painting “Son Royale” by Laura Gammons
Painting photographed by Ravi Sharma
Photography by Gina Halso
Graphic Design & Layout by Alex McKinney

Hank Barbee - vocals & guitars: electric, acoustic, steel, lap steel, Dobro, bass, banjotar (guit-jo)
Jordan Powers - harmony & background vocals, electric & upright bass, piano, whistle, mellotron flutes
Jack Foster - drums & percussion
Jeff Greenbaum - B-3 organ, Wurlitzer, piano, toy piano on “Melody”
Brandon Hackler - mellotron flutes on “Can We Go Away”
Tedra Chriss & April Merritt - vocals on “Let It Breathe” “Our Time” “Melody” and “Collide”
“If I Were a Groundhog” features the Whistle Pig Ensemble - Ricky “BigDaddy” Willis, Megan Willis, Jordan, Brandon, & Hank

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Hank Barbee North Carolina

Guitar player, balladeer, and self-reflective life-mender all rolled up in a lanky package of boyish charm. ...an interesting evolution...combine dirty blues, roots-rock, thumb-style "Travis picking", surf, dixieland and western swing… throw in some heavy life experience and meaningful lyrical content… what’s for dinner is a rich stew of the last 100+ years of American musical heritage... ... more

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Track Name: Let It Breathe
let it breathe, let it go
is there anything left to know?
fighting the flow
let it all go…

let it breathe, let it move
in the tides or with the moon
feeling the flow?
let it all go…

how much is enough to get me thru?
how long can I wait to get to you?

let it breathe, let it grow
who’s down with movin’ slow
we ebb and flow
we touch and go…

how long can I wait to get to you?
how close will be close enough to you?

let it breathe, let it be
as we learn to believe
a brighter day
a softer way

I have run too long to give in to
the 3 am alarm that we pulled through

let it breathe, let it go
is there anything left to know?
Track Name: Can We Go Away?
can we go away just me and you?
can we run away in the night?
trade in our troubles for a different view
leave worldly worries behind

lets take a ride just me and you
where the road never holds us in time
maybe a rock is harder to roll
with one chance to give your goodbye

can we go away just me and you?
can we run away in the night?
trade in our troubles for a different view
leave worldly worries behind

let’s hop a freight to the end of the line
with the hobos, the bums, and the freaks
this time I may, this time I might
find a place where these old bones can sleep

can we go away just me and you?
can we run away in the night?
trade in our troubles for a different view
leave worldly worries behind
leave worldly worries behind

can we sail away to the end of the earth
to the other side of the moon
where a warm wind blows across lazy eyes
can we sail away, me and you?
can we go away, me and you?
Track Name: Our Time
maybe its not the time that we dreamed of
maybe its not the time that we want
maybe its not the time that we think that we need
but this is our time
our time

there was a time of civil wars and dark ages
this is the time of tv shows and webpages
now is the time to work for our future, unseen
this is our time, our time
our time, our time

these are the worst of times with the best of plans
here are the photographs of a long lost romance
those are the things we thought we wanted so badly
in our time, our time
our time, our time
this is our time, our time
this is our time, our time
Track Name: Fall
come to me my queen
leave your blues in the night
waste out this room on love and light
as we fall in the quiet between

descend your wishing tree
new to the sound and sight
finding the glare too much, but it’s right
if you draw in closer to me

how were we not gonna fall?
tell me how were we not gonna see?
the answer, so plainly drawn
that you are what I need

sit close, out of sight
forever, you’ve laid on my mind
sweet to touch, I am burning and blind
singing out to your cues of delight

old trust, frozen in kind
a pickup that never would leave
connecting the dots with complicity
soul to soul this is our only crime

how were we not gonna fall?
tell me how were we not gonna see?
the answer, so plainly drawn
that you are what I need

climb off your starry ride
spin on a wind and a wheel
stepping away, she is stunning and real
left alone with the stone inside

how were we not gonna fall?
tell me how were we not gonna see?
the answer, so plainly drawn
that you are all I need

how were we not gonna fall?
tell me, how were we not gonna see?
the answer, so plainly drawn
that you are what I need
Track Name: Banjolina
Moving like an angel dream
She dance across the evening scene
Banjolina

Her auburn hair and eyes of blue 
The kind a boy can lose to
Banjolina 

If I could make you smile
Or make you see
Get down on my bended knee
Beg for you to be my queen
I would be your king
I would give you everything 

Hold my heart and hear it beat
Pluck it like an unwound string
my Banjolina

Her twangy voice a lullaby
Candy apple lips on fire
Banjolina 

If I could make you smile
Or make you see
Get down on my bended knee
Beg of you to be my queen
I would be your king
I would give you everything 

<<interlude>>

If I could make you smile
Or make you see
Get down on my bended knee
Beg of you to be my queen
I would be your king
I would give you everything 

a starry night that captivates
a freedom like the ocean tastes
Banjolina 
Track Name: Everywhere I Go
I ride away into a warm sunrise
Remembering those who turned my tide
Across America, with no one by my side
I drive into another lonely night

Everywhere I go you come along
Your voice upon my shoulder creeps into my song
Down the dotted lines
Farther from my home
I take a piece of you everywhere I go

Imagination paints a pretty scene
Windows to a world of finer things
The quiet left behind of a simple country life
Past my prime, they think that I’ve “arrived”

The limits that we push ourselves across
Are complicated only by our wants
An empty heart is leading me
Further down this road
I take a piece of you everywhere I go
I take a piece of you everywhere I go

Those big city nights we can’t discuss
Truth is that I’m missin’ you every bit as much
Down the dotted lines
Farther from my home
I take a piece of you everywhere I go
You resonate inside of me
And, honey, you should know
I take a piece of you everywhere I go
I take a piece of you everywhere I go
Track Name: Melody
Melody, won’t you come back down?
Melody, ain't it time to come around?
we miss you when your love can’t be found

Melody, honey, can I take you for a ride?
Melody, yeah, don’t you think that its time?
that you come along with me, and ease your mind

it was the hardest night that you ever did see
with the rain in your eyes and a feelin’ so mean 
singin ‘hallelujah’ with a great big noise
rockin-and a-rollin with the Preacher boys
Melody, honey, ain’t it time to get away
you gotta save yourself, girl you know there’s a better way

it was the hardest night that you ever did see
with the rain in your eyes and a feelin’ so mean 
singin ‘hallelujah’ with a great big noise
rockin-and a-rollin with the Preacher boys
Melody, honey, ain’t it time to get away
save yourself, girl, you know there’s a better way

Melody, baby, ain’t it time to let it go?
Melody, honey, you won’t know until ya know
there's no place left to run to, so come back home
and when there's no one left to run with, you’ll just stay home
Track Name: Reflection
I set'em up, you knock'em down
Then we do it again…
Do ya love the game? Or do you play to win?

I waste my time and waste my mind
On things I shouldn't do
There's a piece of me in every part of you

Looking out your window
You stare at the past
Victim of the lies that you proved
One day you will realize
The portal of glass
Is a reflection

Ghostly echoes, fear and doubt
Defeating all you do
"life's not fair", is that what's killin you?

I offered up a helping hand
To a blade that cut me deep
A drowning man will drag you underneath

Livin’ in the future or live in the past
The price that you pay is the same
Wrestling the moment, awaiting the crash
And hate what you see in the mirror 
Watch how they bleed in the mirror
Like you…

Looking out your window
You stare at the past
Victim of the lies that you proved
One day you will realize
The one in the glass
Is your reflection…

Living in the future or live in the past
The price that you pay is the same
Wrestling the moment, awaiting the crash
Look for yourself in the mirror
Find what you need in the mirror…
…Find you…
Track Name: Collide
v.1. honey, close your eyes up tight
and picture Red Moon light
imagine me in a song against the night
with a smile upon my face
and a lonely view into space
where I watch the shooting stars as they collide
ch.1. they collide, collide
in a flash across the sky
where time or place will never divide us
v.2. can I hold you in my grip?
heart to heart and hip to hip?
if you give me your life, we can discover it
did you come to breathe a sigh?
did you come to say goodbye?
will you leave this heart an empty compromise?
ch.2. no, we collide, collide
in a flash across the sky
no time or place will ever divide us
collide, collide
yeah, you heat me up inside
no time or place will ever divide us
bridge: never divide us, never define us
will never divide us now
never divide us, never define us
will never divide us now…collide (GUITAR SOLO)
ch.3. collide, collide
in a flash across the sky
no time or place will ever divide us
collide, we collide
yeah, you heat me up inside
no time or place will ever divide us
no time or place will ever divide us
Track Name: Both Sides of Love
it’s a fact of life
that you may find true love
but you won’t find it twice

she was taken for granted, passed right on by
nobody bothered to look past her eyes
the dreams she was hiding, her kisses tucked away
such a beautiful prize for a man who won't stay

tucked in beside her
out doin’ his thing
she nurses their baby
and a dollar store ring

when all of your love is still not enough
and your heart tears apart on both sides of love

its a fact of love
that sometimes a man
won't lay down his gloves

there was one who would talk, a spark in his word
he lends her an ear, she wants to be heard
he smiles so softly, he shows her his all
he might be a friend, or they might have to fall

on a quiet night walkin
on a drive across town
that kiss left her breathless
and wondering how

she had waited so long, until she finally gave up
now she feels her heart stray on both sides of love

bridge:
it’s a terrible jealousy
for the man that you love
when you cannot have him
and you can’t give him up

when all of your love is still not enough
and your heart tears apart on both sides of love

when the greatest of loves is still not enough
and your heart tears apart on both sides of love
Track Name: If I Were A Groundhog *Bonus Track*
if I were a groundhog
I would love you on the prairie
I’d love you in the burrow
I would love you in the sun
if I were a groundhog you would be my only one


if I were a groundhog
I’d ask you to dinner
we could eat in the meadow
or we could dig us a hole
cause you know groundhogs don’t need a fancy place to go

if I were a groundhog and you were my date
if I sang you a pretty song could we hibernate?


if I were a groundhog
down in the lowlands
and you were my woodchuck
with the finest coat of fur
down in the burrow we would raise some cubs

if I were a groundhog and you were my mate
if you fell in love with me, we could hibernate

I got no fingers, and I got no thumbs
but I’ll love you in the forest or right out in the sun
if I were a groundhog you would be my only one


sing for me whistle pig
sing for me whistle pig
I will hide you from the bobcats
I will hide you from the wolves
from the coyotes, foxes, hawks ‘n bears ‘n hoofs


if I were a groundhog
I would love you on the prairie
I’d love you in the burrow
I would love you in the sun
if I were a groundhog you would be my only one