KEEP YOUR LOVE STEADY

by Pete Eastmure

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Hi,
I invite you to hear the new Americana Record, "Keep Your Love Steady". The record stays true to Pete's inspiration, Hank Williams and The Drifting Cowboys, that gets "the toes tapping and the heads nodding."

The sound is deceptively sparse with straight ahead arrangements, and recorded on vintage analog gear. This record will be released in March 2019 everywhere.

The first "Single" off the record is called, "Suga' Bush" and is available now. Great news is that the first video is up on YouTube and climbing with growing number of hits!! Look for lyric video of Shirley Temple which got "Honourable Mention in American Songwriter Lyric Contest March / April issue." American Songwriter Magazine, 2019.
We hope you really enjoy it!!

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released March 9, 2019

All songs written and arranged by Pete Eastmure
All songs published by Peter Eastmure Publishing copyright 2019
Performing rights administered by SOCAN 2018
All songs are copyright protected 2018 and cannot be
used or reproduced without the permission of the artist.

The Players:
Pete Eastmure, acoustic, electric, Nashville high string guitars, vocals
Burke Carroll, pedal steel and dobro
Kyle Charron, fiddle, mandolin
Denis Keldie, accordions
Eva Marie McCann, background vocals, vocals
James Paul, electric, acoustic bass, mission organ, broom, sleigh bells
Adam Warner, drums, suitcase, percussion

Produced by: The Trifecta
Pete Eastmure, Burke Carroll, James Paul
Recorded at Revolution Studio, Toronto, Engineer James Paul, Assistant Engineer Luke Schindler. Rogue Music Lab, Toronto, Engineer James Paul. Additional Recording by Matt DeMatteo and Denis Keldie
Mixed by: James Paul, The Tractor Shop, Mono Mills
Mastering: The Lacquer Channel by James Paul

Design: pye & Garret Darley
Cover Photo: Eva Marie McCann
Back Cover Photo and Disc: Pete Eastmure

Heartfelt Thanks:
To all the friends and musicians who contributed and encouraged me in the making of this record. Thanks especially to James Paul, Burke Carroll, Denis Keldie, Kyle Charron, Adam Warner, Matt DeMatteo, Luke Schindler, Marie McCann, Steve Farrugia, Gram Whitty, Lowell Whitty, Marcus Walker, Paul Tabott, Rob Teehan, and You the listener!


This Album is dedicated to Eva Marie, Amelie, Maddie, Mezz, Nath, and our dog Jazzy.

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Singer-songwriter Pete Eastmure has been described as “a genuine vintage Americana voice”. Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and The Drifting Cowboys spring to mind. Co-producing with James Paul (Rogue Studio), and pedal steel virtuoso Burke Carroll, “Keep Your Love Steady” (2019), is an authentic, vintage journey to the heart of what matters. ... more

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Track Name: Standing By A Hole
STANDING BY A HOLE


Frank was one of the fellas
Just an ordinary guy
He worked for the City, wasn’t that pretty
He never stopped and wonder’d why

His passion was for hockey and Tim Horton's coffee
Giving piggy back rides to the kids
He worked for the “Department of Public Entertainment”
Digging holes, then fillin’ them in

CHORUS: Standing by a hole, they’re standing by a hole
It’s rain’ slightly, standing by a hole
One foot resting, on the old banjo
The whole crew, standing by a hole

“Well you never give much thought, maybe I shoulda been a cop
Riding around in a lotta chrome"
But it wouldn’t feel as good, as good as it could
Good as standing by a hole


From the cradle to the grave from the mouthes of babes
Kids love playin’ in the dirt
It feels like a party, a real tailgate party
And nobody ever gets hurt.

CHORUS: Standing by a hole, they’re standing by a hole
And it’s rain’ slightly, standing by a hole
One foot resting, on the old banjo
The whole crew, standing by a hole

( Instrumental verse )

CHORUS: Standing by a hole, they’re standing by a hole
And it’s rain’ slightly, standing by a hole
Windows rolled down, listening to the truck radio
The whole crew, standing by a hole

pye
22/02/17
Track Name: We're In Deep
WE'RE IN DEEP


It’s ten o’clock in the morning
Dog is barking, kids are fighting
Didn’t get much sleep last night
Account of I got woke up by the rain

Nothin’ eases the pain like pancakes
Pour a little maple syrup from the pail
Step outside, and sniff the air
Just another ordinary day

Chorus: We’re in the deep
We’re in deep
We’re in the deep
We were made from the deep

She knows when to leave me
And go and walk the dog
I nod my head as they slip away
Then I come up with this song

Chorus: We’re in the deep
We’re in deep
We’re in the deep
We were made from the deep

It’s ten o’clock in the evening
Dog is sleeping, kids are watching YouTube
We made some noise through laughs and tears along the way
Watched the Harvest Moon disappear


Chorus: We’re in the deep
We’re in deep
We’re in the deep
We were made from the deep

(Instrumental verse)

It’s ten o’clock in the morning
Dog is barking, kids are fighting
Didn’t get much sleep last night
Account of I got woke up by the rain

Chorus: We’re in the deep
We’re in deep
We’re in the deep
We were made from the deep
We were made from the deep
We were made from the deep
Track Name: Suga' Bush
SUGA ‘ BUSH

Waking from a dream with you
We were walking through the forest
The river running past us
Like it had seen the last of us

In the dream it was dark
The path right before us
We were far away from kind of things
That make people stay

Chorus: Gonna sleep in a suga’ bush
Gonna sleep in a suga’ bush
Gonna sleep in a suga’ bush
Tonight

I heard the mournful sound
Of a train running through the dark
Clickity-clack of the wheels
As it rolled past the park

Knew they were homeward bound
The engineer keeping time
Passengers all asleep
Their cozy dreams in line

Chorus: Gonna sleep in a suga’ bush
Gonna sleep in a suga’ bush
Gonna sleep in a suga’ bush
Tonight
Tonight, tonight, tonight.

I dreamed I was with you
But couldn’t see your face
It was dark
And I didn’t know the place

But it didn’t matter
Cause it was alright
Bears and mountain lions
Swaying pines between, the moon was tight

Chorus: Gonna sleep in a suga’ bush
Gonna sleep in a suga’ bush
Gonna sleep in a suga’ bush
Tonight
Tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight.

pye
5/11/16
6:45am.
Track Name: Tee-Tot's Blues
TEE-TOT’S BLUES

(Hank Williams first guitar teacher)

I used to walk the streets of Montgomery
Lookin’ in the windows of the Five and Dime
I used to walk the streets of Montgomery
Back when it was my home town


Heard the sound of the washboard
On the streets of Montgomery
Heard the scratchy fiddle and guitar
Heard the lonesome sound of Tee-Tot’s Blues

CHORUS: Tee-Tot’s got the blues down in Montgomery
He’s playin’ from the sole of his shoes
Tee-Tot’s got the blues down in Montgomery
Morning sun leaves me so confused

Live far away in Nashville
Far from Montgomery
When I go back I’m gonna look him up
Think I’m gonna set him free

We’ll play like kids on the washboard
While the guitars strum the air
Fiddle and the bow, calling all angels
There’ll be no regrets, we’ll play some more

CHORUS: Tee-Tot’s got the blues down in Montgomery
He’s playin’ from the sole of his shoes
Tee-Tot’s got the blues down in Montgomery
Morning sun leaves me so confused

( Instrumental verse)

So if you’re riding down some lost highway
Like you’ve got no place to go
Remember you’re a child from Montgomery
And you’ll find your way home.

pye
19/12/16
Track Name: June Carter's Hands
JUNE CARTER’S HANDS

When you’re singing into the dark
And there’s nobody at your feet
And the band is playing a slow country waltz
You could be anybody in this whole wide world

CHORUS: I imagine that I’m Johnny, I imagine that I’m John
I imagine that I’m Johnny, in June Carter’s hands

When the light at the end of the tunnel
Seems so far away
The song that you’ve written, ain’t flow’in up the charts
In fact it’s goin’ the other way

CHORUS: I image that I’m Johnny, I imagine that I’m John
I image I’m Johnny, in June Carter’s hands

BRIDGE: Together again through thick and thin
Together again at the end of the line
Two hearts, that bind
Two ends, that find

When you’re singing into the dark
And the crowds are at your feet
The band is playing a slow country waltz
You could be anybody in this whole wide world

CHORUS: I image that I’m Johnny, I imagine that I’m John
I image I’m Johnny, in June Carter’s hands

BRIDGE: Together again through thick and thin
Together again at the end of the line
Two hearts, that bind
Two ends, that find

pye
Track Name: Walkin' On The Sunnyside
WALKIN' ON THE SUNNYSIDE

Been walkin’ on the sunny side
Last few years or so
Been workin’ some strong magic
Easy come and easy go

There were a lot of dark days
My mind could find no end
One day after the other
Get up and do it again

CHORUS: Walking on the Sunnyside
Walking on the Sunnyside
Walking on the Sunnyside
Both side of the street (repeat 2X )

We were tearing up the concert halls
Sending notes into the air
Some came back return to sender
Both sides of life

There were a lot of dark days
My mind could find no end
One day after the other
Get up and do it again

CHORUS: Walking on the Sunnyside
Walking on the Sunnyside
Walking on the Sunnyside
Both side of the street (repeat 2X )

BRIDGE: Both sides of life
We’ve lived in both sides now
Can’t have one without the other
Both sides of life

(Instrumental verse)

CHORUS: Walking on the Sunnyside
Walking on the Sunnyside
Walking on the Sunnyside
Both side of the street (repeat 2X )

BRIDGE: Both sides of life
We’ve lived in both sides now
Can’t have one without the other
Both sides of life.

pye
Track Name: We Don't Need A Million Dollars
WE DON'T NEED A MILLION DOLLARS

We don’t need a million dollars
Sure could use a couple of hundred
We don’t need a million dollars
Sure could use a-couple hundred
The rent is due and the mailman still brings the bills
Like it was good ’ole yesterday
Kids shoes are worn, but they gotta do
’Til we weather out this storm

We don’t need a million dollars
Sure could use a couple of hundred
We don’t need a million dollars
Sure could use a-couple hundred

And I’m looking forward to some morning
When I don’t have to look Bloody Mary in the eye
And I trip over the gin bottle
That I drunk the night before

(instrumental verse)

I used to work down at Stinko
Bought myself a mortgage and a family car
When the steel gates closed, they tossed me to the curb
Don’t know how it ever got this far

We don’t need a million dollars
Sure could use a couple of hundred
We don’t need a million dollars
Sure could use a-couple hundred

And I’m looking forward to some morning
When I don’t have to look Bloody Mary in the eye
And I trip over the gin bottle
That I drunk the night before

We don’t need a million dollars
Sure could use a couple of hundred
We don’t need a million dollars
Sure could use a-couple hundred

pye
16/03/16
Track Name: Keep Your Love Steady
KEEP YOUR LOVE STEADY

He looked down, the empty bottle
At the liquid, that wasn’t there
He ordered himself another, got it from the frig
With an empty stare

He skipped the eggs and bacon
The pancakes and maple syrup
‘Cause they moved away
Then he lingered on a thought
And prepared, to face the day

Chorus: Nothin’s gonna save you
From the grief you feel when you’re all alone
Be your name Fred, or Freddie
Keep your love steady, when they’re home

He met her in the springtime
When the sweet smell of apple blossoms - hung in the air
They quickly caused a family - grew like Dandelions
Then they blew, away

They used to come home on weekends
Time came, they hardly came at all
When the Angels up and took her
His whole world came
Tumbling down

Chorus: Nothin’s gonna save you
From the grief you feel when you’re all alone
Be your name Fred, or Freddie
Keep your love steady, when they’re home

(instrumental)

Chorus: Nothin’s gonna save you
From the grief you feel when you’re all alone
Be your name Fred, or Freddie
Keep your love steady, when they’re home
So keep your love steady, Freddie
All you got, is what you left at home.

pye
Track Name: Shirley Temple
SHIRLEY TEMPLE

I need a pretend drink
Why don't you try a Shirley Temple?
I need a pretend man
Why don't you try a Manhattan?
A Shirley Temple is a little girl's drink
Manhattan just another name for a hat rack
Why don't we all stop pretending that we're not pretending.

I wish the world was spinnin' slower
Maybe I'd see things a little better
Maybe I'd stop drinking
And I'd stop pretending
That you're ever coming back
That our love's not a thing of the past
And we're past pretending.

Chorus: Better be here than be square
Better try and be a better man
Than someone who doesn't care
You have your Shirley Temple
I'll sit at the bar while you drink your pretend drink
And I'll pretend that you really care.

I need a pretend drink
Why don't you try a Shirley Temple?
I need a pretend man
Why don't you try a Manhattan?
A Shirley Temple is a little girl's drink
Manhattan just another name for a hat rack
Why don't we all stop pretending
That we're not pretending.

Chorus: Better be here than be square
Better try and be a better man
Than someone who doesn't care
You have your Shirley Temple
I'll sit at the bar while you drink your pretend drink
And I'll pretend that you really care.

pye
Track Name: Roll Down
ROLL DOWN

There’s a picture I keep of you
Rolling down your love
Roll it down
Roll your love into me
Roll it down
Roll your love into me
Roll it down
Roll your love into me

Chorus: Everything is broken
Just last night the clock stopped tickin’
Everything is broken
Just last night my heart stopped beatin’
Roll it down


There’s a diamond on my shoulder
A heart on the other one
Roll it down
Roll your love into me

Queen of spades on my sleeve
Couple ladies in short skirts
Roll it down
Roll your love into me

Chorus: Everything is broken
Just last night the rainfall wasn’t wet
Everything is broken
Everything I do is full of regrets

So roll it down
And we can be together again
Roll it down
Until the riverbed floods its banks
Roll it down

Car park late
Under a frozen moon
You put your love on the line
You rolled your love into me
There were sparks created flame
The razor of your wound bled into me
Roll it down
Roll your love into me

Chorus: Everything is broken
Just last night the clock stopped tickin’
Everything is broken
Just last night my heart stopped beatin’
Roll it down

So hand me down
Hand me my walkin’ stick
Hand it down
Hand me my blue walking stick
Hand it down
Hand me my blue walkin’ stick

Chorus: ‘Cause everything is broken
Just last night the rainfall wasn’t wet
Everything is broken
Everything I do is full of regrets

There’s a picture
I keep of you
Rollin’ down your love
Maybe we could meet again
We could meet again on that skating rink
Under a purple sun
I keep a picture
On my computer bank

Chorus: And everything is broken
Just last night the clock stopped tickin’
Everything is broken
Just last night my heart stopped beatin’


pye

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