Sideways Lightning Blues

by Jack Hotel

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This is the final of three singles released in February, March, and April of 2014 in anticipation of our debut record, Good Sons and Daughters, on 5/23. The first release was "No More Straight Life Blues," and the second was "Tobias." All three singles will remain freely available for download and streaming (just enter $0), but you can leave a tip if y'unt to.

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Sideways lightnin' splittin' up the sky
Sideways lightnin' splittin' up the sky
Sideways lightnin' splittin' up the sky
Weatherman says that rain'll come by and by

What are you doing with that white dress on?
What are you doing with that white dress on?
What are you doing with that white dress on?
Don't you know we're waiting on a thunderstorm?

With your hair so pretty and your bun all sewed up tight
With your hair so pretty and your bun all sewed up tight
With your hair so pretty and your bun all sewed up tight
You look like a storm would do you right

Sideways lightning dance over salt creek
Sideways lightning dance over salt creek
Sideways lightning dance over salt creek
Don't you wanna give me just a little sideways peek?

I'm flat broke with the sideways lightning blues
I'm flat broke with the sideways lightning blues
I'm flat broke with the sideways lightning blues
I wish I had me some sideways lightning shoes

Sideways lightnin' splittin' up the sky
Sideways lightnin' splittin' up the sky
Sideways lightnin' splittin' up the sky
Weatherman says that rain'll come by and by

credits

released April 21, 2014
Günter Voelker - guitar, vocals
Joe Salvati - dobro
Josh Rector - violin
Marty Steinhausen - upright bass

guests:
Max Morrissey - banjo

design:
Casey Hollingsworth

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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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