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What's rising Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter Shawn Nelson to do after making what the Austin Chronicle rated as "one of this year's best country albums" with 2011's SAN JUAN STREET? Just what he's done all along: Sing, play and entertain folks and keep expanding his style, sound and songs plus continue to raise the bar on his work.

He opens the next chapter in his musical journey with ENOUGH, a four-track EP recorded in collaboration with his band The Good Buds: guitarist Will Webster, mandolinist Fletcher Murchison, bassist Joe Beckham and drummer Patrick Herzfeld. It's the organic result of their regular schedule of shows over the last year in Austin and beyond playing a natural blend of styles and influences that has "something to satisfy every music lover," as Texas Music Journal said of SAN JUAN STREET.

On ENOUGH, you also hear the sound of a writer and his musical compatriots making music to not just satisfy themselves but also challenge one another to "catch some different grooves, stretch out and generate some new vibes," as Nelson says of the disc's creation.

The title track is not so much a protest song, though it cites Woody Guthrie, as much as a double-punching expression of exasperation at the forces that divide people rather than unite them. "I don't know if one side is right and the other side is wrong," explains Nelson. "All of us just need to say we're not gonna take this stuff anymore and come up with a new way of doing things. I don't know what the answers are. But I do know that people have had enough of everything." Where that song is an overview of the state of the nation, the track that follows, "Come What May," grew out of an impulse to explain the world to his young son and became a microcosmic statement of his commitment to always fight to be free. "One Day" takes its cue from the beat of reggae and its message of finding redemption. The EP closes with "Yea Ya Right," an infectious celebration of all the music that inspires him like "Robert Earl Keen, Townes Van Zandt, Kernit Ruffins and the Rebirth Brass Band Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson," as the lyrics explain, and so much more.
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released 11 December 2012

© 2012 Fonky Tonk Music (BMI) All Rights Reserved
Written by Shawn Nelson
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Shawn Nelson - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Fletcher Murchison - Electric Mandolin
Will Webster - Electric Guitar
Patrick Herzfeld - Drums and Harmony Vocals
Joe Beckham - Bass
Graham Wilkinson - Harmony Vocals on "Yea Ya Right"
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Produced & Engineered by Patrick Herzfeld & Joe Beckham
Mixed by Patrick Herzfeld
Recorded at Birdhouse Studios in Austin, TX
Mastered by Jim Wilson
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Track Name: Enough
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ENOUGH

Won’t you tell me why the rich get richer
And the poor still sleep in the street
Why the working class gotta bring home a pay check just to eat
And nobody wants to speak out
For fear of losing what little they got
Everybody knows you don’t get to the top talkin’ shit to the boss

Won’t you tell me why the politicians are puppets on a string
You wanna find the man behind the curtain gotta follow money
‘Cause black is white and left is right
And might ain’t never been wrong
Well I heard it all before in a Woody Guthrie song

You can call me crazy
Tell me I’m outta touch
But don’t tell me we got it easy
‘Cause I do believe I’ve had enough

Won’t you tell me they push the pills
And cast a shadow on the weed
‘Cause a chemical is what they need
If they wanna make that money
So trail the sky, spike the water with fluoride
I thought I told you son no one gets out of here alive

You can call me crazy
Tell me I’m outta touch
But don’t tell me we got it easy
‘Cause I do believe I’ve had enough

I was born American and Texas is my home
And I’ll be damned if I’ll sit around and watch it go up in smoke
‘Cause in the home of the brave
And what’s left in the land of the free
They’ll be some good ol’ boys waiting for ya
'Hind every big oak tree
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Track Name: Come What May
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COME WHAT MAY

Hard times hit us all
Better find the wherewithal
Gotta get up and fight another day
‘Cause life spins round and round
One day you’re up the next you’re down
And you know it’ll always go that way
You gotta get up and fight another day

Everyday
Come what may
Everyday

Ever look up at the moon and stars
Ever wonder just who you are
Ever wonder ‘bout who is ruling you
Who in the hell went and made you king
Leaning on divinity
Trying to tell me what to hear and what to see
Everybody’s gotta fight to be free

Everyday
Come what may
Gotta find your way
Come what may
Everyday

Been down this road before
Been through them swinging doors
But I can’t say that I know the way
So don’t you go and follow me
You got your own destiny
Everybody’s gotta find their own way
Gotta get up and fight another day

Everyday
Come what may
Gotta find your way
Come what may
Everyday
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Track Name: One Day
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ONE DAY

One of these days I’m gonna find my way
Leave the back roads for the interstate
Gonna drive these blues away one day
Gonna find the wind at my back
Gonna drive a big ol’ caddilac
Cross them ol’ railroad tracks, one day

One day, one day
Gonna find my way
One day

One of these days I’m gonna find the light
And stop worrying bout what’s wrong or right
Just might get what’s mine one day
‘Cause what the devil wants, the devil gets
But I ain’t running for President
I just wanna go my own damn way

One day, one day
Gonna find my way
One day

One of these days I’m gonna find my way
And there won’t be no more hell to pay
Gonna kick these blues of mine one day
I ain’t gonna holler, I ain’t gonna scream
It’s gonna happen to me naturally
And cryin’ about it won’t do no good no way

One day, one day
Gonna find my way
One day
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Track Name: Yea Ya Right
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YEA YA RIGHT

I was born in the city of bayous
But the city took the “me-oh-my-ohs”
And cooked up them Geto Boys yo
And made Willie D an H-Town hero
Yea Ya Right

And I owe it all to New Orleans
Seven years old down in The Quarter
Brass bands bangin’ in my eardrum
Never did want to go home no
Yea Ya Right

Now I’m eatin’ them hill country peaches
And finishing my rice and beans yes
Educated on Waylon Jennings
And Thank God that Willie keeps livin’
Yea Ya Right

Robert Earl Keen, Townes Van Zandt
Kermit Ruffins and The Rebirth Brass Band
Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas
It’s where I got me guts to do this
Yea Ya Right
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