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Prairie Dance Music

by Erick Hovey

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It is hard to believe that a farmer coming from Middle West states, can have a so wide a knowledge of black music. He skillfully mixes and develops his own blues style, full of rock and roll, country, swing and pop influences. The final result is an interesting cd, well done, with some drops of sensuality but, over all, built up with sober skill and personality. If you have some money to spend, do hot hesitate and buy it.
La Hora Del Blues
Barcelona, Spain
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Erick Hovey is a native Midwesterner who has taken advantage of his central roots to draw from a variety of musical styles on his second release, Prairie Dance Music. Prairie Dance Music is an excellent follow-up to his critically acclaimed CD What You blue About?, offering blues fans a recording of excellent music and hookish lyrics. Juniors Motel Records - JMR 0028-2). With the assistance of twelve different musicians on bass, drums, keyboards, harmonica and backing vocals; Hovey sings and plays guitar on twelve original tunes. Hovey's lyrics are very original, addressing topics not normally found in blues songs. Things like cars filled with body putty to hold them together and food choices for a hungry man are among the more unique areas covered in some of Hovey's tunes. The songs cover a range of styles including roots rock and swing, along with Texas and Chicago-style blues. Juniors Motel Records - JMR 0028-2) "Blues and Love" opens the CD with some nice Texas style blues reminiscent of the style of Mike Morgan and Anson Funderburgh. One of my favorite songs on the CD is "Down the River of Love." The song includes an infectious recurring bass line by Dan Lodden and excellent harp by Mike Glass. On a CD where eleven of the twelve songs are less than four minutes long, "Down the River of Love" is comparably long at nearly five minutes. It is none-the-less an excellent tune. Another enjoyable song is "Devil in My Pocket," more of a straight ahead blues song describing the devil and angel-like aspects of women. Juniors Motel Records - JMR 0028-2). Erick Hovey is a hidden blues gem in the farmland of the Midwest. On his second CD, Prairie Dance Music, Hovey takes another step towards becoming a more familiar name in the blues community outside of the Midwest.
Review: By Dave "Doc" Piltz DELTA SNAKE DAILY BLUES
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"Great release!!
Intense feeling & groove. Kicking off the album with ' Blues and Love' (one of my all time favorite blues songs - period) connects you with a groove that Hovey has obviously been refining for some time."
Jeff Thornton
KZNM fm
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"A CD of cool rocking blues by a songwriter from the Midwest...Lovers of rhythmic blues, this one is for you."
Le Cri du Coyote
France

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released February 14, 2013

PRAIRIE DANCE MUSIC
All songs by Erick Hovey BMI © 2001
Recorded at Junior’s Motel, Otho, IA



Vocals - Erick Hovey
- Ky Haub, track 11

Guitars - Erick Hovey

Bass - Scott Cochran, tracks 1,4,6
- Kirk Kaufman, tracks 2,7,8
- Dan Lodden, tracks 3,5
- Larry Robertson, track 10
- Brad Heck, track 11
- Terry Allen, track 9

Drums - Jeff Foreman
- Ky Haub, tracks 4,9,12

Keys - Larry Robertson
- Doug Hines, tracks 1,3,9,11

Harmonica - Mike Glass

Backing Vocalists - Ky Haub, Doug Hines, Kirk Kaufman, Bill Matykowski, Larry Meyer, Al Stroufe

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Erick Hovey Fort Dodge, Iowa

Erick Hovey's music is peppered with seasonings of blues, roots rock, jazz, funk, old power trio rock, reggae, and newer folk fusion styles. His lyrical content has not only good humored nods towards classic blues and rock clichés’, but spans the afterlife, and existentialism as well. Sometimes it’s spooky, sometimes it’s raw, spiritual, and sensual. Think Mark Knopfler, JJ Cale, and Peter Green. ... more

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Track Name: Mamma's Little Baby
MAMAS LITTLE BABY 3:21
By Erick Hovey


Well mamas little baby, went to hear some blues
You know mamas little baby, went to hear some blues
And now her souls on fire, tell everybody the news

Well since mamas little baby heard the blues
Wont take off those dancing shoes

CHORUS:
Ya know mamas little baby, mamas little baby
Yea she’s mamas little baby, mamas little baby
Well she’s mammas little baby
She’s all right with me

Yea she’s my rockin, shufflin lover girl
Yea she’s my rockin, shufflin lover girl
Now she’s droppin in the pocket, all around the world

Well her mamma and her papa, they don’t swing
She don’t care cause the grooves the thing

CHORUS:

BIG FINISH:
Yea mamas little baby, mamas little baby
Well she’s mamas little baby, mamas little baby
Mamas little baby, mamas little baby
Mamas little baby, mamas little baby
Well she’s mamas little baby
She’s all right with me


© 2001 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Food
FOOD 3:24

By Erick Hovey



I need food for my body, food for my soul
I need some food before I’m dead
I need some candy for my head


CHORUS:
I need food (3 times)


I got food in the morning, food at night
I got food all around me
I’ve been starving all my life and


CHORUS:


I need food for my body, food for my soul
I need some food before I’m dead
I need some candy for my head


CHORUS:



© 2001 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Blues And Love
BLUES AND LOVE 2:58

By Erick Hovey





Blues and love, gotta have that blues and love (2 times)
Get your lovin here on earth and your, blues from up above

Live your life, keep doin what you do (2 times)
Don’t get a hole in your heart, or your soul broke in two

I will be nobody, nobody else for you (2 times)
I’m not in the game, just doin what I do





© 2001 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Turn Up The Sky
TURN UP THE SKY 3:24

By Erick Hovey





You cross the mountains, just to greet the rain
You see promise, mixin in with pain
You cross the seas, just to feel the sky
Keep on searchin, till the day we die


CHORUS:
Louder, turn up the sky and make it louder (2 times)


Keep on tryin, not to close the mind
Keep on dreamin, that peace aint hard to find


CHORUS: (4 times)






© 2001 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: She's Alright
SHES ALRIGHT 3:14
By Erick Hovey


Well my baby, she’s all right, yea my baby, she’s all right
Well she’s long and lean just a little bit mean but she’s all right

Hey, she’s all mine
Havin a fine time
She’s mean but never blue
She’s my friend and my lover too

CHORUS:
She’s all right, yea she’s all right
Well she’s long and lean, just a little bit mean but she’s all right

Have a fine time
With that woman of mine
She’s my major vise
All because she’s so nice

CHORUS:

She’s mean but never blue
She’s my friend and my lover too
Ask for 2, she give me 3
She’s all right with me

CHORUS:

Well my baby, she’s all right, yea my baby, she’s all right
Well she’s long and lean just a little bit mean but she’s all right



© 2001 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Gonna Tell
GONNA TELL 2:20

By Erick Hovey



Oh well I told you once
I told you twice
Just what it takes
Tto turn my heart to ice
Well everything you do
Iit’s comin back to you


CHORUS:
Gonna tell your mama
Gonna tell your papa
Gonna tell your sister
Gonna tell your brother
Gonna tell everybody
How you lied to me


Oh maybe I saw romance
Now I see rain
You gave me lovin
Now you give me pain
Well everything you do
It’s comin back to you


CHORUS:


© 2001 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Down The River Of Love
DOWN THE RIVER OF LOVE 4:47

By Erick Hovey


Out on the prairie where the tall grass grew
Broke out the plow but nobody knew
The wind came up, the rain came down
Black gold movin all around

Blowin, flowin

CHORUS:
Down the river of love (3times)

The woman died left me all alone
Laid her to rest in the shiftin ground
The wind came up, the rain came down
She rode the Mississippi to the cold dead zone

Blowin, flowin

CHORUS:

It’s the middle of the day and its dark outside
The cold winds, blowin dust in my eyes
Cry for loss, of love and land
The snows turn black and melt to sand

Blowin, flowin

CHORUS: (Repeat 8 times)



© 2001 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Fool Like Me
A FOOL LIKE ME 3:21

By Erick Hovey





Hey now sweet thing, don’t you cry
Hey sweet thing, Il tell you why
I’m a fool for ya baby, till the day I die

Come on baby, walk with me
The sky is fallin, well come and see
Tonight it’s rainin stars on you and me


CHORUS:
A fool like me, likes a fool like you
A fool like me, crazy bout a fool like you
Don’t know why but I just can’t help myself


Champagne highways, in the sky
Chocolate moonbeams, and pulsar pie
It’s rainin down on fools like you and I


CHORUS:





© 2001 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Fatalistic Blues
FATALISTIC BLUES 2:14

By Erick Hovey


Doctor said now you slow down
Your ways are gonna put you in the ground
But I don’t care, do it if you love it
Moderation and a whole lot of it

CHORUS:
Hey doctor, (doctor doctor), hey doctor,( doctor doctor)
I’m gonna live for the moment, till I have to go

Oh don’t eat this now don’t eat that
Don’t drink so much now loose that fat

CHORUS:

I’m gonna filter my air through a cigerette
Trade my water for a barrel of Jack
Eat what I want sleep when I can
Die an early death like a natural man

CHORUS:

Can ya drink the water, can ya breath the air
I don’t know, and I don’t care

CHORUS:

I say hey doctor, doctor doctor, hey doctor, doctor doctor
Hey doctor, doctor doctor, hey doctor, doctor doctor
Gonna live for the moment, till I have to go
Gonna live for the moment, till I have to go
I’m gonna live for the moment, till I have to go




© 2001 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Devil In My Pocket
DEVIL IN MY POCKET 2:46

By Erick Hovey





I got a devil in my pocket, got an angel in there too (2 times)
Ya know sometimes baby, just don’t know what to do

I try to do right, I end up doin wrong (2 times)
Leave home with an angel, that old devil tags along

I wake up every morning, intendin to be good
The devil comes to visit me, now I’m misunderstood
I got a devil in my pocket, an angel in there too
Sometimes baby, I just don’t know what to do

I try to do right, doin wrong feels so good (2 times)
Ya know I get real happy, when I aint doin what I should

The devil tell me one thing, the angel tell me too
They can’t agree on what it is I’m supposed to do
I got a devil in my pocket, I got an angel in there
That old devil get his way when I, see a sweet sweet thing like you






© 2001 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Bondo Bondo
BONDO BONDO 3:31

By Erick Hovey



Drivin around in my automobile
Checkin history in the rear view mirror
A ton of steel and power to spare
Doin 60 in second gear

Bondo, bondo putty and tar
Makin up half of my rusty car

Gimme the title and gimme the keys
Put in the gas and I’ll pay the fees
The shocks are gone and the tires bare
I got no heat and I got no air

CHORUS:
Bondo bondo putty and tar
Makin up half of my beautiful car
I gotta tell ya just how I feel
I just love my automobile

My old car means a lot to me
Behind the wheel when I turn that key
I can see the road right through the floor
Ya know the light stays off when you open the door

CHORUS:


© 2001 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com
Track Name: Love Me Baby
LOVE ME BABY 2:44

By Erick Hovey




Lets spend the night together
With the moon and stars above
Wont you love me baby, all through the night
Everything’s gonna be alright


CHORUS:
Love me baby, love me the way you do
Love me baby, love me through and through
And when you love me all night
Tomorrow comes too soon


Let me love you baby
With the moon and stars above
Wont you love me baby, all night long
Lovin you just cant be wrong


CHORUS:




© 2001 Erick Hovey (BMI)
2222 120th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515) 545-4743
Web: erickhovey.com
Email: info@erickhovey.com