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Like a page ripped out of a novel
doesn’t make much sense standing all alone
A conductor of a choir
Is just a crazy man waving his hands standing on his own

What happens when pages form a story
War and Peace, Great Gatsby, Brave New World

And what happens when a leader guides a group
Voices lift spirits drift into the groove

People coming together
People dreaming about a better world that could be
People singing together
Making music to change the course of humanity
People coming together
We are stronger when we unite

A single polyester bristle
dipped in paint but it ain’t making much

Like a washed up piece of drift wood
covered in moss cutting across all beat up

What happens when bristles form a brush?
Claude Monet, Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh

What happens when a craftsman grabs some wood
A new guitar’s repertoire understood

People singing side by side
we are stronger when we unite


released May 4, 2018
Written by Ari Seth Herstand (ASCAP)

Produced by Brett Nolan and Ari Herstand
Recorded by Brett Nolan
Mixed by Ryan Lipman
Mastered by Mark Trewella at Full Circle Mastering
Recorded at Soundquest Recording, Van Nuys, CA
Additional Recording at Luna Labs, Sherman Oaks, CA

Vocals: Copper Jones, Ursa Major
Additional vocals: Peter Hollens, Andrew Leib, Brett Nolan
Guitars: Copper Jones
Bass: Andrew Perusi
Drums: Rob Humphreys
Piano: Will Herrington
Wurlitzer: Brett Nolan
Trumpet 1: Charlie Davis
Trumpet 2: Copper Jones
Trombone: George Bohanon
Saxophones: Gary Herbig
Percussion: Copper Jones
Additional Percussion: Rob Humphreys, Brett Nolan
Horn arrangements: Ari Herstand


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Brassroots District Los Angeles, California

As the outside world gets crazier, the inside groovehaus gets sweatier. Brassroots District is not a band. It's an idea. A musical collective. A respite from negativity. It's a space where freaks and businessmen, weirdos and stiffs come together for a night of unadulterated joy. To dance, sing, smoke, drink and make good, good love. ... more

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