Solo Sessions #1: Billy Caldwell // Will You Dance With the Devil?

by Brian McGrath

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This is the very first installment of my "Solo Sessions" releases. With this project, I am stripping back all production to just voice and guitar, played at the same time, spartanly recorded with one microphone. I hope to showcase some of my previously released work in a way that lets the lyrics, melody, and vocals shine through. Enjoy!

Track #1:
"Billy Caldwell"
Originally from the album "The Woods Are Burning"

Track #2:
"Will You Dance With the Devil?"
Originally from the EP "The Devil's Toil"

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released March 5, 2019

Words, Music, Performance by Brian McGrath.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Brian McGrath.
©2019 Brian McGrath

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Brian McGrath Chicago, Illinois

Brian McGrath is a Folk & Americana singer-songwriter and Chicago native.

With an intense, honest conviction tempered by Chicago sensibility and grit, the big man with a big voice tells tales of broken characters, desolate landscapes, and fleeting redemption all along the road connecting Chicago and the Northwoods. ... more

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Track Name: Billy Caldwell
I walked into a den of wolves
Never thought I'd see the light of day
Feeling for me, bleeding for me
Silence 'fore the sins

One by one, I feel within
Alive with burning rage
You get right to the borderline
Watch it fade away

Billy Caldwell
In the dark, of the black, in the old coal night
I saw you once, den of wolves, in the Indian lights

Shhh...they can hear you
Of course you'd break!
What'd I tell you once?
"The feeling just can't stay"

Drink it down, fill it up
A belly-full for the pain!
You get right to the borderline
Watch it fade away

Billy Caldwell
In the dark, of the black, in the old coal night
I saw you once, den of wolves, in the Indian lights
Track Name: Will You Dance With the Devil?
You've been gone for awhile
Roamed this world mile by mile
My dear child don't come home
There's a monster out for your blood

Will you dance with The Devil,
In the cold blue night?
Or will you run for your covers,
In the fading light?

Will you dance with The Devil?
It'll be alright
I can make you a promise
Why would I lie?
Tell me...

Hanging judge and a guilty man
The whole town out for a laugh
"Sinner!" whisper the crowd
Fingers point all around

Will you dance with The Devil
In the cold blue night?
Or will you run for your covers
In the fading light?

Oh will you dance with The Devil?
It'll be alright
I can make you a promise
Why would I lie?

Now would I lie?
Oh no, no, no, not to you
Why would I lie?
Oh sometimes the truth ain't the truth
Well, not exactly the truth
Now tell me...

You'll regret the day
You let me in to stay
I'm not going anywhere
I will feed on your prayers