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#542635 - 09/20/07 01:54 AM " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale  
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Hope everyone is doing well, I've been a little slammed working on a new cd...here's a new tune...

http://www.soundclick.com/pro/view/02/default.cfm?bandID=326683&content=song&songID=5738875


Jason Roller, the guy who does our demos, happens to be a master at bluegrass, everything just kinda clicked on this one...Dennis Parker is the vocalist...we're gonna start pitchin' it...



The Apple Barn
(c) Rebecca Dale Peaden (BMI)/Moker Jarrett (ASCAP)

I was needin' a break - I'd had all I could take - of my hillbilly roommate
Then he asked me if I - wanted to take a ride - and do something a little different
I grabbed some clothes - we hit the road - I slept while he drove
Woke up to a honking horn - and I'll be darn - if we were'nt sitting on a farm

He said it's picking time - and you'll do fine - folks need to make wine
And pawpaw and pops - they got a big crop - and can use all the help they can get
And "hey slick" - that chick's my sister - she'll cut you to the quick
I thought hmmm all's not lost - with my fingers crossed - I'll melt that frost

Chorus:

Harvest time in the Apple Barn
It was instant chemistry for me
Can't think of anywhere I'd rather be stuck
Making wine and memories


Well I never worked so hard - but it was in the cards - she let down her guard
We spent days picking fruit - drinking fresh apple juice - and nights picking at each other
And I couldn't help but stare - at her auburn hair - yeah we made a good pair
And when the stars were aligned - we both saw the signs - guess she read my mind

Chorus:

Harvest time in the Apple Barn
It was instant chemistry for me
Can't think of anywhere I'd rather be stuck
Making wine and memories

Bridge:

Ten years and two kids later
I watchem' from the tractor
As she drives'em 'round in the gator
I smile when I hear their laughter

Chorus:

Harvest time in the Apple Barn
It was instant chemistry for me
Can't think of anywhere I'd rather be stuck
Making wine and memories
Can't think of anywhere I'd rather be stuck
Making wine and memories

(©Sep 2007)


Last edited by Moker Jarrett; 09/21/07 11:18 AM.
#542642 - 09/20/07 02:17 AM Re: " The Apple Barn " - Great new Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Hey Moker and "Becca. This is a super soundin' demo, for sure. Great Bluegrass.
Cute story. I'm not so sure I would have titled it Apple Barn though. I think I would have gone for Apple Wine and Memories. It might be a bit wordy for bluegrass. But then, I ain't no expert on Bluegrass. Fact, I ain't no expert on much of anything.
Good luck. Enjoyed the listen.

#542651 - 09/20/07 03:09 AM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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this song cooks
I enjoyed my listen

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#542654 - 09/20/07 04:04 AM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Ande Rasmussen]  
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Wow. Great song, performance and production. Strong lyrics - I liked the rhymes and images (And I couldn't help but stare - at her auburn hair - she was a breath of fresh air.)

I cranked it up.


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#542696 - 09/20/07 09:37 AM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Mark Schuessler]  
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Now that's bluegrass singing at its finest! Excellent job. The instrumentation was top notch and the lyrics were a good read/listen. (The lyrics sung had quite a few differences from the written words).

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#542715 - 09/20/07 11:29 AM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Kevin Emmrich]  
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Ande,
I am glad I went the bluegrass direction, the lyric just kinda steered me that way...thanks...MJ

#542724 - 09/20/07 11:49 AM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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'Course the downside is that the annoying room mate is now his brother-in-law smile

Cool song - nice story and great music - loved the break.

Phrasing maybe could be smoothed a little in places but nothing serious.

Just has a good feel to it....best of luck

Scott

#542729 - 09/20/07 11:58 AM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Rebecca & Moker,

Great bluegrass...don't hear a lot of it out here...Really well played, banjo, fiddle, loved the guitat & mandolin pickin...

Vocals and lyrics great...Moker did you do the guitar work?

tom

#542742 - 09/20/07 12:23 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Tom Breshers]  
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Marlene, Thanks for taking the time to listen to this, I appreciate it...The Apple Barn just felt wholesome, All-American, and of course it is where the young love that the story is about kinda got goin'...See ya around here...Moker

#542785 - 09/20/07 01:34 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Wow...Moker and Rebecca and Jason... smile Is that fiddle smokin'
or what?....... I especially loved your chorus here ...you two.... Nice work... Excellent production too....
Congrats to you all..... smile
Kaley smile

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#542786 - 09/20/07 01:35 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Mark, hey nice to meet ya, glad to see you here at JPF...some great folks here...thanks for listening to the tune...building a network and writing great songs is what it's all about for me...talk to ya around here later...Moker

#542791 - 09/20/07 01:42 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Kaley Willow]  
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Hey you two. And that's only the Demo ? Wow, great playing, well produced, feel good number. No nits. Very listenable and enjoyable number.

cheers, niteshift


#542797 - 09/20/07 01:49 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: niteshift]  
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Kevin,
I thank you for the listen and comments, and I have found the right lyric and posted it up now, I had another rewrite version we had used before demo posted, I'm still trying to get caught up on the paperwork part...ha...I've got like 10 projects I'm in the middle of right now...glad you enjoyed the song...the fender thing you have up on your site is cool, I'll check it out further sometime when things aren't so crazy...thanks again...Moker

#542802 - 09/20/07 01:56 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Moker and Rebecca....Jason is a great singer....good country vibe going....enjoyable listen....t-bob

#542803 - 09/20/07 01:57 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Moker, this is is not my territory, but I'll tell ya' I really like this! The vocals and lyrics are really good. Had my foot tapping. smile Love the fiddle too.

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#542830 - 09/20/07 02:58 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Roxy Cain]  
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Very pretty song. Loved the fiddle and the mandolin. smile

#542863 - 09/20/07 04:40 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Scott, yea that damn hillbilly roommate won't go away...ha...a couple of quick edits on the lyric and it would've been a smoother flow on the delivery, we were doing like 5 or 6 at this time and did a rewrite a day before it went to demo and didn't catch a mouthful phrase, I should have redone my worktape and then I would have known...live and learn...I don't think it actually hurts the song much though...Thanks for the listen...MJ

#542879 - 09/20/07 05:51 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Hey Moker,
I listened to the track. I can't quite call this Bluegrass. Maybe more Urban something. The recording moves along a bit fast and masks the message perhaps too much. Or too many messages in the song. I might put it aside for awhile and then re-visit it.


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#542891 - 09/20/07 06:38 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Ray E. Strode]  
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Tom,
thanks for your listening time, I know there's alot out there to listen to so I appreciate it. That wonderful playing is Jason Roller who does our demos...I can only claim to have written the music on this one, I did write it on guitar but my natural strength is in pop/rock. Country and bluegrass I can write but I hire the pros to make 'em sound genre authentic and ready to pitch...he's a fine player and does a great job for us with gettin' our songs ready to be pitched. Thanks again...Moker

#542896 - 09/20/07 07:06 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Hey Moker,
Very nice. Especially liked the chorus."Making wine and memories" Vocals and picking are great on this song. You two make a great team. Great song. Steve

#542906 - 09/20/07 07:31 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Stephen D]  
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Kaley,
he needed a firehose for the fiddle and guitar after that session...ha...thanks for checkin' in on us ...appreciate the time and comments...Moker

#542921 - 09/20/07 09:04 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Niteshift,
clap your hands, stomp your feets, try to stay in time...thanks for the listen and thumbs up mate...cheers...Moker

#542934 - 09/20/07 09:48 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Hey Maker

Really loved this one. What a polished sound has an awesome feel to it. I could totally hear this playing on main stream country!
Thanks for giving us this gem to listen to hope it goes somewhere!
Sincerely
Derek


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#542942 - 09/20/07 10:24 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Derek Hines]  
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T-Bob,
how ya been buddy? It's actually Dennis Parker, who tours with Tracy Lawrence doing the vocals for us. He should have his own band and be touring himself. This is a funny, and tough business though. I'm glad you enjoyed the song...thanks...Moker

#542966 - 09/21/07 12:22 AM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Roxy,
Actually, I don't write but a little bit of Bluegrass myself...but I can write it, and I like most all music when it's good...when it's good and has that feelin' to it...I'm a fan of all that...thanks for the listen...Moker

#542978 - 09/21/07 01:18 AM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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yep. That's good Bluegrass Moker and Co.
Here's the song link:
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And I was uploadijng the new take of my hollow one when you tried and that should work now.
Thanks for try one.
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#543027 - 09/21/07 04:46 AM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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yassahooweee!
that chorus smokes...
Verses get a little wordy.. but it's mostly the second lines of the verses that jar, because they don't have the end rhyme that the other lines have...

But other than that... (and I know I get more picky on that point than most folks) ain't nuthin' to nit

Sounds like a Ricky Skaggs-type song

#543066 - 09/21/07 10:58 AM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Harriet Ames]  
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Tiffany,
Thanks for your listening time and I'm glad you enjoyed the fiddle and mandolin playing, those were both done by Jason Roller, who is currently touring with Joe Diffie...see ya around here...Moker

#543124 - 09/21/07 02:23 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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#543136 - 09/21/07 03:05 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Louis]  
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Ray, well I hope you liked it whatever you want to call it...ha...I call it Bluegrass, but what the hey,...people categorize music to help others when looking for what they want to hear...I think most bluegrass fans would probably enjoy
"The Apple Barn" , 'least I hope they do...thanks for the listen...Moker

#543191 - 09/21/07 08:24 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Steve,
Encouragement keeps me writing these days...I wish it was royalty checks...ha...but encouragement will have to do for now...I think I'll be ready if I ever do get that big break cos I try hard to stay ready...thanks for listening...Moker

#543389 - 09/22/07 11:05 AM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Derek,
I hope you're right...I'd love to hear this on mainstream country too..ha...appreciate ya...Moker

#543400 - 09/22/07 12:02 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Graham,
thanks for taking the time to listen...this was a fun one to do..Moker

#543408 - 09/22/07 12:20 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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I liked this one a bunch. It has such a nice feel to it and it's just plain fun to listen to. Good luck with it,
Tony

#543465 - 09/22/07 03:32 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: tonedeaf]  
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Harriet, this is just one of those feel good songs, it makes ya feel good to listen to it, ya know what I mean...we have been kicking around some slight edits on that 2nd line thing, thanks for mentioning it, I hear it too...funny sometimes how those things don't grab you until the demo singer has had a go with their way of phrasing things...I'm gonna still pitch it 'til we can get the patch done in those li'l spots...thanks again...Moker

#543534 - 09/22/07 07:56 PM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Louis,
i'm thrilled you like it bro...we are trying to develop the contacts to get it in front of...Ricky Skaggs , Vince Gill, Allison Krause, Little Big Town...anyway that's our direction...thanks for the listen...Moker

#543633 - 09/23/07 11:34 AM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Tony,
fun music is my favorite, give me something that makes me tap my toe and I'm a happy camper...thanks bro...Moker

#545071 - 09/28/07 11:47 AM Re: " The Apple Barn " - New Bluegrass from Moker and Dale [Re: Moker Jarrett]  
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Thanks everyone for listening, we are making a couple of small lyric revisions, but our songplugger loves it. We will have it pitched to Vince Gill, and Allison Krause when the revisions are done. Thanks for your support, I appreciate your friendship and comments. Moker


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