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Chris Boesen was 20 miles from Knoxville when the fog came rolling in and a lyric was born. It's where the whole project started. Visting Sun, he found out that after the day's tours were over, it was a working recording studio. It took a while and a lot wrangling to make it back with the whole band, and by that time this swinging blues was a complete song about a road worn musician who never quite made it to the big time.


I was twenty miles from Knoxville
when the fog came rolling in.
I was twenty miles from nowhere,
lost and wondering how it all fits in.
And I'm rolling on to Memphis
and I can't find my way again.

There's a time long ago
When it all seemed to be so clear
All the dreams, all the schemes
Shadow boxing fear
Rolling on to Memphis
And the end is getting near.

I sing roll baby roll all night long
In every roadhouse dive and juke joint that happens along
It's the hand I was dealt
Thought It would be someone else
And Im rolling into Memphis
On the run from myself

At a truck stop near Nashville
I found myself singing the blues
Down on my luck, just this old pickup truck
It's the same old song that I chose
I'm just trying to get to Memphis
And I ain't got nothing to lose


from Live at Sun Studio, released March 11, 2017
Recorded and engineered by Curry Weber at Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennesee on July 14, 2016

Vocals, Guitar: David Johnson
Lead Guitar: Alex Cristofaro
Bass: Chris Boesen
Drums: John Woeckener
Electric Piano: Carson Wahl

Music by The Side Dish
Lyrics by David Johnson

Copyright 2017
Released by Tiber Records



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The Side Dish Washington, D.C.

The Side Dish is a rock band with a slightly southern classic rock vibe.

Their debut album was recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Rather than standard studio recording of overdubbing tracks, everything was recorded live to capture the feel of the room.

The Side Dish is based in Washington DC.
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