Dream of Surrender

by Ross Avant

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The Texas native composer/singer-songwriter/pianist brings together an impressive mélange of Pop/Rock, R&B, Blues, Soul, Classic Rock, Country and Funk in this hard-driving debut EP.

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released May 1, 2018

St. Magnus Records
Music and Lyrics by Ross Avant
Produced and Engineered by Mark Sinko
Mastered at Masterpiece Mastering by Billy Stull
Recorded at Salmon Peak Recording Studios

Musicians (alphabetically):

Ross Avant: Piano, Lead Vocals
R.B. Blackstone: Keyboard
Kenny Grohman: Pedal Steel Guitar
Jeff Hinkle: Lead Guitar
Josh Mclean: Drummer
Mike Mclean: Bass
Dan Ryan: Guitar

Full Track List:

1) Clear Water
2) Rachel
3) House of Blues
4) You've Never Been a Stranger
5) America
6) Loving Lady

Album Cover designed by Ross Avant
Photograph by Jeffry Wood

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Ross Avant New York, New York

After having seen Elton John on VH1, Ross became mesmerized with the piano and began earnestly studying the instrument. Already a seasoned cornetist and trumpeter, he made his debut performing with the world renowned Jim Cullum Jazz Band a few years later at just fifteen. In 2017 Ross recorded his first EP, Dream of Surrender, and a forthcoming album is set to be released later this year. ... more

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Track Name: Clear Water
I’ve got love in my sights
I can’t do no wrong
Even with you baby
I'll make an exception
See my soul, see my words, down in clear water
See my soul, see my words, I am going to find you
You know what it does to me
To see you walk away
It just makes me more happy
That now I get to play
See my soul, see my words, down in clear water
See my soul, see my words, I am going to find you
Track Name: Rachel
Daddy was a working man
Mama was a quick, quick can-can
Never had much money
Always had to work for what they had
On the side of the street
In the back of a subway streetcar
In the back of an alley
Street side love
Rachel was a good, good girl
Always did her homework on time
Never had no worries
Until the day her momma and daddy died
Street side love
Living life on a corner store
Making ends meet for her child
When the boys from the city
Come around they’re always real wild
Street side love
Track Name: House of Blues
Living here just outside of town
There ain’t nobody else here but me
A stack of papers outside
But I don’t want to read
In this house of blues
It doesn’t matter what you do
In this house of blues
We’re gonna see you soon
I see you standing out on the front porch
Wearing that old summer time dress
I guess you’re heading back to Tulsa
No I think I’ll stay here and get some rest
In this house of blues
It doesn’t matter what you do
In this house of blues
We’re going to see you soon
In this house of blues
Track Name: America
Stop staring up at the TV
Didn’t you ever learn how to read
I think I’ll go back upstairs
Watch your back she’s a bit too keen
America
In the land of the free
America
Don’t you want to come see
Get up the record’s playing too slow
I can’t wait for that summer wine
Let’s meet up back at your place
And go for a long, long ride
America
Come and lie down on my bed
America
Please squeeze my aching head
America
In the land of the free
America
Don’t you want to come see
Track Name: You've Never Been a Stranger
When I was a young boy growing up
You held me high
You told me to be never sacred but brave
And to never cry
Oh I was scared and lonely
But then I found my way
You’ve never been a stranger
Stuck behind those sacred walls
Keep walking down that old road
Don’t look down or you’ll fall
The good times never seem to last that long
It’s nice to know you’re not alone
Sometimes we all need a little help
It’s better than being on your own
Oh I was scared and lonely
But then I found my way
You’ve never been a stranger
Stuck behind those sacred walls
Keep walking down that old road
Don’t look down or you’ll fall
You’ve never been a stranger
Stuck behind those sacred walls
Don’t look down or you’ll fall
You’ve never been a stranger
Track Name: Loving Lady
Well I’m driving back and I head out on the highway
In a rust bucket made for two
I don’t want to be a desperado
Honey all I want is you
Loving lady I’m trying to stay alive
I’m gonna try to get back down to Mexico
Feel that warm summer breeze
I just want you to be my lucky lady
Darling I just want you next to me
Loving lady I’m trying to stay alive
Well I’m driving back and I head out on the highway
In a rust bucket made for two
I don’t want to be a desperado
Honey all I want is you
Loving lady I’m trying to stay alive

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