No More Straight Life Blues

by Jack Hotel

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This is the first of three singles we plan to release in February, March, and April of 2014 in anticipation of our debut record, Good Sons and Daughters, on 5/23. It's freely available for download and streaming, but you can leave a tip if y'unt to.

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I was playing dice and eight-or-better stud
Came home without a dollar to name
Home without a dollar to my name
Molly, she was hitting me, scratching at my face
Home without a dollar to my name

I shot that woman, I shot her in the heart
I can't live the straight life anymore
No, I can't live the straight life anymore
When I saw what I had done, with my Molly on the floor
I knew I could not live the straight life anymore

If I don't have my good gal to keep my blankets warm
I do not care if I live or die
I do not care if I live or die
But I can't go back to prison, so like a mole I'll hide
I do not care if I live or die

Got a friend in Omaha who's got a place to stay
Soon enough I will be on my way
Soon enough I will be on my way
Children, always listen to what your mamas say
Soon enough I will be on my way

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released February 22, 2014
Günter Voelker - guitar, vocals
Joe Salvati - dobro
Josh Rector - violin
Marty Steinhausen - upright bass

guests:
Casey Hollingsworth - vocals
Max Morrissey - banjo

Recorded by Matty Sanders at Fuse Recording in Lincoln, NE. Produced by Jack Hotel. Mixed by Matty Sanders and Jack Hotel. Mastered by Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering in Omaha, NE. Written by Günter Voelker.

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Jack Hotel Lincoln, Nebraska

Jack Hotel contains multitudes. A listen to their sophomore release, Voices from the Moon, reveals a range that encompasses Ry Cooder and Leo Kottke, Gillian Welch and Townes Van Zandt, Mississippi John Hurt and Etta Baker--but this band is no mere product of its influences. Since their start in 2012, Jack Hotel has proven itself one of the best, and most original, folk acts in the midwest. ... more

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