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On the Front Row with Hannah Blaylock

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Hannah Blaylock and Lost & Found blend folk, bluegrass, gospel and country in a variety of original songs and well-known favorites. After their first public appearance at the 2003 Arkansas Acoustic Festival, the group was deemed "ready for Nashville." They went on to win the competition and open for Judy Collins

The group includes Hannah Blaylock, lead vocals; Mel Blaylock, bass guitar and harmony vocals; Steve Smith, lead guitar and harmony vocals; Dean Berner, dobro; Cherrill Green, mandolin; and Lonnie Eason, harmonica.

They have been featured on the nationally syndicated radio program "Acoustic Sounds Cafe," "Good Morning Arkansas" and at UCA Unplugged, as well as many festivals and acoustic venues throughout the state. In 2004, Hannah Blaylock and Lost & Found were finalists in the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. They have also made taken their music to Texas and Tennessee.

Transcript

♪ [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU. ♪ I thought I heard a blue bird sing, a song of life in early spring. ♪ He called out till he woke the world, and all her beauty was unfurled ♪ The song he sang changed everything, it turned the hills from gray to green ♪ It turned the hills from gray to green A whippoorwill on summer's night, ♪ the song he sang cut like a knife ♪ Filled with sorrow and defeat, life has left him bittersweet ♪ His crying cuts me to my soul, like love forlorn and growing cold ♪ Like love forlorn and growing cold Can't you hear the songbirds singing, can't you hear the church bells ringing ♪ It changes everything. ♪ I was witness to a black crow's ♪ call, when he prophesied the sky would fall His song blew like November wind, cold and hard without an end ♪ Don't know the words he had to say, but they turned the sky from blue to gray ♪ They turned the sky from blue to gray ♪ ♪ A sparrow huddles in the snow, he sings his song against the cold♪ cold ♪ He's calling for the winds to change, and blow his true love back again ♪ He holds a vision of the spring, for him that changes everything ♪ That changes everything Can't you hear the songbirds singing? can't you hear the church bells ringing? ♪ It changes everything. ♪ It changes everything. ♪ ♪ . [APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE ARE LOST AND FOUND AND WE ARE SO HAPPY TO BE HERE, THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING OUT TONIGHT. THE NEXT SONG WE ARE GOING TO DO IS CALLED ANOTHER HEART BREAKING IT'S ONE WE HAVE DONE A LONG TIME. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS SONG. ♪ EIGHTEEN, IN THE HIGH SCHOOL GYM HE LOOKED AT HER, SHE LOOKED AT HIM ♪ CLASS RING WITH THE BACK TAPED UP HE'S MOVING ON, SHE'S STAYING PUT ♪ HE GETS UP AND HE WALKS AWAY SHE JUST STANDS AND STARES ♪ NOTHING LEFT TO SAY I HEAR THE SOUND, OF ANOTHE ♪ HEART BREAKING A WOUNDED SOUL, LEFT FOF THE TAKING ♪ IT'S NOT THE SOUND OF THE WAYWARD WIND ♪ IT'S ANOTHER HEART BREAKING. YEAH. ♪ ANOTHER HEART BREAKING ♪ ♪ LAST STRAW HITS THE CAMELS BACK HE COMES HOME, SHE'S ALL PACKED ♪ FAST TRAIN, HEADED OUT OF TOWN TOo FAR GONE, TO EVER TURN AROUND ROMANCE AND ROSES FADE AWAY ♪ HE JUST STANDS AND STARES, NOTHING LEFT TO SAY ♪ I HEAR THE SOUND, OF ANOTHER HEART BREAKING ♪ A WOUNDED SOUL, LEFT FOF THE TAKING ♪ IT'S NOT THE SOUND OF THE WAYWARD WIND ♪ IT'S ANOTHER HEART BREAKING. YEAH ANOTHER HEART BREAKING LIKE THE SADDEST SONNET THAT A POET EVER PENNED ♪ THE LAST PRAYER OFFERED UP BEFORE THE LAST AMEN ♪ NOT THE SOUND OF A RUSHING WATER. ♪ OR THE BLOWING OF THE WIND IT'S ANOTHER HEART BREAKING. ♪ YEAH ANOTHER HEART BREAKING ♪ IT'S ANOTHER HEART BREAKING. ANOTHER HEART BREAKING ♪ THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]

I THINK THEY LIKED THAT.

YES, I DO TOO, YOU KNOW. WE WILL STEP IS UP A LITTLE BIT. THIS SONG IS CALLED NOT USED TO LONELY YET. [CLAPPING HANDS] DOWNTOWN ON THE CORNER DON'T KNOW WHERE I'M GOING NEXT ♪ WITHOUT YOU HERE BESIDE ME SCARES ME HALF TO DEATH LIKE A SHIP WITHOUT A RUDDER ON A RIVER OF REGRET ♪ Standing DOWNTOWN ON THE CORNER I'M JUST NOT USED TO LONELY YET 505 PULLS IN THE STATION I WATCH THE PEOPLE COME AND GO ♪ MIDST THE SEA OF WEARY FACES I HOPE TO SEE ONE THAT I KNOW ♪ WOULD YOU HAVE ME IF I FOUND YOU ARE YOU TRYING TO FORGET ♪ I STAND ALONE HERE IN THE STATION I'M JUST NOT USED TO LONELY YET ♪ I MUST BE GOING CRAZY, I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE ♪ SOMETIMES ACROSS A CROWDED ROOM SOMETIMES WHEN NO ONE'S THERE ♪ YOU SAID I SHOULD GET OVER YOU AND SHOW SOME SELF RESPECT ♪ BUT I'M WEARING OUT THESE LONESOME SHOES JUST NOT USED TO LONELY YET ♪. ♪ I WALK DOWN TO THE MAILBOX FOUR OR FIVE TIMES EVERY DAY ♪ HOPING FOR A LETTER SAYING YOU'LL BE BACK SOMEDAY ♪ THE POSTMAN SAYS TOMORROW THERE'LL BE WORD FROM HER I'LL BET ♪ BUT I STAND HERE EMPTY HANDED I'M JUST NOT USED TO LONELY YET ♪ I MUST BE GOING CRAZY, I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE ♪ SOMETIMES ACROSS A CROWDED ROOM SOMETIMES WHEN NO ONE'S THERE ♪ YOU SAID I SHOULD GET OVER YOU AND SHOW SOME SELF RESPECT ♪ BUT I'M WEARING OUT THESE LONESOME SHOES JUST NOT USED TO LONELY YET ♪. I'M WEARING OUT THESE LONESOME SHOES ♪ JUST NOT USED TO LONELY YET ♪ [APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU SO MUCH. I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE SOME OF THE BANDS FOR YOU HERE WHILE THEY ARE BUSY DOING THEIR STUFF. OVER HERE IS DEAN BURNER HE IS FROM RUSSELLVILLE AND HE IS ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS I HAVE EVER SEEN. [APPLAUSE] THEN WE HAVE GOT MICHELLE GREEN, SHE IS ON THE MANDOLIN AND SHE IS FROM DO YOU KNOWVILLE. I WILL BE SINGING BACKUP VOCALS FOR US. SHE DOES VERY WELL. AND STEVE SMITH IS OUR GUITAR PLAYER. HE WRITES ALL OF OUR MUSIC. MAKE HIM WELCOME. [APPLAUSE] LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THIS IS THE CUTEST MAN I KNOW. THIS IS MY DADDY ON THE BASE AND HE DOES A REALLY GOOD JOB. MAKE HIM WELCOME. THIS IS CALLED A MEMORY. ♪ I WOKE UP AGAIN THIS MORNING WITH YOUR SHADOW ON MY BED. ♪ IN MY BED I HERE THE ECHO OF THE LAST THING THAT WE SAID. ♪ DON'T YOU BELIEVE IN SECOND CHANCES? DO YOU THINK THAT OUR ROMANCE. I DON'T WANT TO BE A MEMORY, DON'T WANT TO HOLD A SET OF MEMORIES. THINGS MAY NEVER BE LIKE THEY USED TO BE. ♪ I DON'T WANT TO BE A MEMORY. I DON'T WANT TO BE A LOANSOME MEMORY THAT KEEPS GOING ON AND ON. ALL I WANT TO BE IS YOU HERE NEXT TO ME NIGHT FROM NOW ON. I DON'T WANT TO BE A MEMORY. DON'T WANT TO YOU HOLDER HER INSTEAD OF ME. THINGS MAY NEVER BE LIKE THEY USED TO BE. I DON'T WANT TO BE A MEMORY. ♪ I DON'T WANT TO BE A MEMORY DON'T WANT YOU HOLDING HER INSTEAD OF ME ♪ THINGS MAY NEVER BE LIKE THEY USED TO BE ♪ I DON'T WANT TO BE A MEMORY ♪ THINGS MAY NEVER BE LIKE THEY USED TO BE BUT I DON'T WANT TO BE A MEMORY ♪. [APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU.  .

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

STEVE IS GOING TO SET US OFF WITH A NEW ONE CALLED LIFE AT HOME.  LIGHTS OF HOME ♪. I CROSSED THE DESERT ON A DARK HORSE WHEN THE MOON WAS HANGING LOW DESPARADO'S TRIED TO CATCH ME BUT THEY'RE HORSES COULD NOT HOLD ♪ I WENT TO SEE A SENORITA A FEW MILES OUT OF EL PASO THAT NIGHT THE DEVIL CAME A CHASIN ♪ BUT THE DEVIL WAS TOO SLOW ♪ THE TEXAS BORDER LAY BEFORE ME I HAD NO THOUGHT OF LOOKING BACK ♪ THE VALLEY OF THE RIO GRANDE LOOKED LIKE PARADISE AT LAST ♪ MY HOME LAY JUST BEYOND THE RIVER ♪ BUT THERE'S A BURNING IN MY CHEST THE DEVILS HEART IS DARK AS MIDNIGHT ♪ HIS AIM WAS BETTER THAN THE REST ♪ I HEADED ON ACROSS THE PRAIRIE GROWING WEAKER WITH EACH STEP I THOUGHT I HEARD MY MOTHER CALLING ♪ TO LAY MY HEAD UPON HER BREAST THE DEVIL THINKS THAT HE'S A JOKER ♪ HE WANTS THIS SOUL HE DOES NOT OWN ♪ I FALL INTO THE RIO GRANDE BUT I CAN SEE THE LIGHTS OF HOME AS I CROSS THE RIVER JORDAN. I CAN SEE THE LIGHTS OF HOME ♪ [APPLAUSE] IF YOU TRAVEL ON A DARK HORSE MAY YOUR TRAIL BE WINTER COLD ♪ BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE RIDING ♪ MAY YOU SEE THE LIGHTS OF HOME AS YOU CROSS THE RIVER JORDAN ♪ MAY YOU SEE THE LIGHTS, MAY YOU SEE THE LIGHTS OF HOME ♪ HOME. HOME. HOME. ♪ ♪ [APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU. THIS NEXT SONG WE ARE GOING TO CALL COWGIRL. ♪ I'M NOT JUST A COWBOY'S SWEETHEART, I AM NOT A BEAUTY QUEEN ♪ I'M NOT SOME SIDE SHOW SALLY, OR A LATE NIGHT GO BETWEEN ♪ I AM NOT A RESTLESS RAMBLER, LOST OUT ON THE RANGE ♪ I'M NOT A COWBOY'S SWEETHEART. BUT WHAT I AM WILL NEVER CHANGE ♪ I'M A COWGIRL, I RIDE A PONEY WITH A SIX GUN BY MY SIDE ♪ I'M A COWGIRL, NOT SOME PHONEY I CAN SPIT, I CAN ROPE, I CAN RIDE ♪ ♪ I'M NOT A BUCKSKIN BEAUTY, ON A FLOAT IN SOME PARADE ♪ AND I'M NOT A WEST COAST CUTIE, JUST TRYING TO MAKE THE GRADE ♪ I DON'T WEAR THESE BOOTS AND BLUE JEANS, TO MAKE THE FASHION SCENE ♪ OH I'M NOT A COWBOY'S SWEETHEART, AND WHAT I SAY IS WHAT I MEAN ♪ I'M A COWGIRL, I RIDE A PONEY WITH A SIX GUN BY MY SIDE I'M A COWGIRL, NOT SOME PHONEY I CAN SPIT, I CAN ROPE, I CAN RIDE ♪ ♪ I'M A COWGIRL, I RIDE A PONEY WITH A SIX GUN BY MY SIDE ♪ I'M A COWGIRL, NOT SOME PHONEY I CAN SPIT, I CAN ROPE, I CAN RIDE ♪ ♪ . [APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU

THANK YOU.

WE ARE GOING TO CLOSE THIS FIRST ONE OUT WITH A SONG THAT WE HAVE BEEN HAVING A LOT OF FUN DOING. IT'S A BRAND NEW SONG FOR US AND IT'S ONE THAT CHERYL JUST KIND OF WHIPS THAT MANDOLIN LIKE A MULE. IT'S CALLED CALIFORNIA. TAKE ME BACK TO CALIFORNIA. SPENT SOME TIME THERE AS A CHILD. ♪ TOO LONG GONE FROM CALIFORNIA LET'S STAY AWHILE MET A MAN WHO WALKED THE BEACHES. ♪ HE HAD A LANGUAGE ALL HIS OWN. THE WORDS HE SPOKE WERE FILLED WITH LAUGHTER. ♪ THOUGH A PARK BENCH WAS HIS HOME TAKE ME BACK TO CALIFORNIA  I'M LOOKING FOR THE RAINBOW'S END. ♪ TAKE ME BACK TO CALIFORNIA. I'LL BE YOUR FRIEND ♪ I MET A MAN WHO WAS A SAILOR. HE GETS DIZZY ON DRY LAND. ♪ SAYS HE'S MARRIED TO A MERMAID. THEY GET BY THE BEST THEY CAN ♪ TAKE ME BACK TO CALIFORNIA. I HEAR THERE'S GOLD UP IN THOSE HILLS. ♪ TAKE ME BACK TO CALIFORNIA. IF YOU WILL ♪ CALIFORNIA KEEPS CALLING ME BY NAME. ♪ COME TOMORROW, I'LL CATCH A WESTBOUND PLANE. ♪ I'LL HEAD FOR THE HORIZON, THERE I'LL STAKE MY CLAIM. ♪ TAKE ME BACK, TO CALIFORNIA ♪ ♪ WE CAN CRUISE RIGHT DOWN THE BOULEVARD WATCH THE SUN SET ON THE BAY LISTEN CLOSELY, AND HEAR IT SIZZLE. AS IT SLOWLY MELTS AWAY ♪ TAKE ME BACK TO CALIFORNIA. WHERE THE SUN IS WARM AND THE WATER'S COLD TAKE ME BACK TO CALIFORNIA ♪ WE'LL NEVER GROW OLD WE'LL NEVER GROW OLD TAKE ME BACK. OH TAKE ME BACK. TAKE ME BACK, TO CALIFORNIA ♪. [APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]

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