"..already a stand-out for 2018" Maverick Magazine

​​Wait 'til The Boys Get Here
The Bay Horse Boys

                      10 tracks of storytelling weaving between country, blues, rock, bluegrass & murderous Americana noir. Stylistically mischievous, the Boys never settle for formulas & everything is up for grabs in the pursuit of engaging & entertaining the listener. It’s all about the stories all of which are….., well, dear reader, let’s go back to 1979……
Lead singer Simon Feasey leaves England with his brother Ade & heads to Louisiana to be near their mother & find work. They wind up working on off shore oil rigs in the Gulf Of Mexico. The opening track Oil Field Trash describes the hostility & violence surrounding migrant workers (some things never change) & details an all too common incident that the brothers experienced in a bar. The responsibility for another potentially violent mishap lies with the feisty Mr Feasey himself as documented in the confessional Wait ‘til The Boys Get Here
On a happier note, Stranger On The Bayou describes the sheer joy of Louisiana life for our young adventurers & the instant love affair the brothers have with Cajun culture. Friends & girlfriends make an appearance in Jackson Street, a bitter sweet tale of living of the small town American dream.
Two dark tales from older oil field workers provide the screenplay for Gone & The Third Time. These swampy grooves defy genre definition, the stories defy belief but they were passed on by word of mouth & now, slightly embellished, pass into legend via these songs.
Years pass, the Louisiana dream fades & Ade tragically loses his life in a car accident. Simon then writes the ballad South Of Lafayette which bridges the gap between 1982 & the present day.
Simon happens to bring this song to a casual pub session where it has an instant impact on composer/producer/guitarist Lincoln Grounds. More songs appear from the past & along with fellow picker Daniel Hughes something resembling a band is formed & named after the pub The Bay Horse, "the bar by the river....".
The existing songs & basic ideas are further developed & crafted by Simon & Lincoln & the idea of an album is born.
Lincoln adds 3 songs into the mix. Red & The Elephant is the harrowing tale of Mary, a Circus Elephant that killed her handler and was subsequently hung in 1916 in Erwin Tennessee.
Sober Fool is a cautionary Bluegrass infused homage to the Bay Horse pub. A simple celebration featuring Daniels rustic banjo pickin’ & some Mando-guitar tom foolery by the writer.
Finally, Lincoln writes East Tennessee. A different kind of story altogether, lamenting the cycle of human oppression that plagues the world with particular reference to the treatment of Native & African Americans by those who fled Europe in search of freedom.

Dedicated to the memory of Ade Feasey