Three

The Detentions

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The Detentions, Dan Sullivan and Chris Hillier, are proud to celebrate their 11th year of performing together and the release of their third studio album, aptly titled “Three.” This is the second project helmed and produced by the incredibly talented Ron Flynt (20/20 Band) at his Jumping Dog Studios in Austin, TX.

The Detentions style of music, known as “Rockamole” to their fans, is a fresh breath of Hill Country happy hour meeting chords from the Gulf Coast. Their sound, big guitars and signature harmonies, highlight heart felt lyrics, memorable melodies, an ability to laugh at themselves and the appreciation of the people around them.

The album “Three” features ten songs, including covers of Donny Brewer’s “Fishin’ on Credit” and the Great Divide’s “Pour Me a Vacation.” The tunes “A Little Less Beer on the Island” and “Liki Tiki” are instantly familiar as a Port Aransas sunset. They show their Texas side in “Terlingua” and their love of a good ghost story with the haunting “Lantern on the Tracks.” While the beautiful “Shining” celebrates the love you have, “Not that Girl” ponders what could have been, and “Ash and Smoke” explores the dangers of decisions made in the heat of passion. Beautiful and heart breaking, “The Window,” closes the album remembering those who are gone but not forgotten.

The Detentions assembled an all-star line-up of Austin’s finest to play on “Three:” Rich Brotherton (Robert Earl Keen, Willie Nelson), Warren Hood (Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris), Marvin Dykhuis (Ray Wylie Hubard, Woody Guthrie), Chip Dolan (Bruce Robison, Jimmy Lafave), Donny Brewer (Live Like Jimmy Buffett, Zimzala), and Ron Flynt (20/20 Band, The Drakes).

The Detentions are geared up for a great 2016 with CD release parties booked in New Orleans at the Pardi-Gras music festival, the Leander Beer Market with special guest Donny Brewer, The Mine Shaft in San Antone, Texas, The Railean Distillery in San Leon, Texas, and The Hard Rock Café in Detroit, Michigan. Other shows booked for 2016 are: Margaritaville in Chicago, Illinois, and the Wounded Warriors benefit opening for eight-time consecutive winner of the CMA Musician of the Year award and Coral Reefer Mac McAnally in Detroit, Michigan. A two-week tour will find The Detentions playing the Gulf Coast and southern Florida in June. Glance at their "Orion" tour calendar (www.thedetentions.com) for upcoming shows!

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  1. 1 Fishin' On Credit 03:14
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  2. 2 Not That Girl 03:46
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  3. 3 A Little Less Beer On The Island 02:50
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  4. 4 Shining 04:04
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  5. 5 Pour Me a Vacation 02:49
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  6. 6 Ash and Smoke 03:01
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  7. 7 Terlingua 03:41
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  8. 8 Lantern on the Tracks 04:02
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  9. 9 Liki Tiki 02:44
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  10. 10 The Window 04:15
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The Detentions

The Detentions

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The Detentions, Dan Sullivan and Chris Hillier, released their self-titled sophomore album in No-vember of 2013. Produced by one of Austin’s finest, Ron Flynt, The Detentions captures all the fun and folky vibe of the duo’s live show. Also, Rich Brotherton (Robert Earl Keen Band) and Sweet Basil McJagger (The Derailers) make guest appearances on the album. The Detentions features Austin Songwriters Group 2013 “Best Country Song” nominee, Smoke and Beers. Sweet Basil’s haunting accordion leads you down the road less traveled in Mama Said. And Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey, playfully closes out this album that feels as comfortable as a Hill Country happy hour. The Detentions performed as a Regional Finalist at the 2012 Kerr-ville New Folk Competition. They've also opened for Texas legend, Joe Ely and most recently for Nashville Hall of Fame Songwriter and six-time CMA musician of the year, Mac McAnally.

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  1. 1 Where I Wanna Be 03:18
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  2. 2 Raining In Texas 03:13
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  3. 3 If This Guitar 03:30
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  4. 4 Smoke And Beers 02:57
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  5. 5 Mercy 02:22
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  6. 6 Mama Said 03:34
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  7. 7 Coast 03:43
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  8. 8 Losing You 03:27
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  9. 9 I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying 04:24
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  10. 10 Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey 03:27
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Rockamole

The Detentions

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What is the true story behind The Detentions and Rockamole? Some say The Detentions were there when that first country singer decided to write a song about the beach. Others claim The Detentions were born the first time someone experienced a cold beer with sand between their toes. In certain cultures, the first hangover of the summer is dedicated to the spirit of The Detentions. Stone carvings and hieroglyphs recently discovered in a secret burial chamber high in the Andes mountains depict a pair of guitarists in shorts, riding an enormous bejeweled flying machine powered by fermented beverages. Ancient Andean flying gods of Rockamole or The Detentions? Could they be the last survivors from a long distant planet populated by an alien race of acoustic happy hour musicians? Rock n Roll homunculi secretly created in an underground laboratory by Jimmy Buffet and Freddy Mercury? The answer is: Does it really matter? The Detentions exist to bring the Rockamole to Detainiacs in every beer hole, juke joint, back yard, speakeasy, dance hall, driveway, rec center, boutique, holiday party, wedding reception, tailgate, birthday, BBQ, roadhouse, tourist bar and beach shanty. Ladies and Gentlemen, if you have a cold one in front of you, raise it high, raise it proud, turn to your neighbors and say, "I LOVE ROCKAMOLE!"

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  1. 1 Nassau Town 03:35
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  2. 2 Paper Bag Coozie 02:50
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  3. 3 Salty Dog 02:53
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  4. 4 Whatcha Gonna Do 02:44
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  5. 5 Sunburned 04:08
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  6. 6 Nothing Tastes Like A Friday 03:04
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  7. 7 Panic 03:24
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  8. 8 Fort Myers 03:58
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  9. 9 Smile 03:27
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  10. 10 Never Been One 03:21
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  11. 11 Get Away 02:52
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COAST
By Dan Sullivan
Copyright 2013
 
This life goes by blazing fast and my foot seems stuck on the gas
If I keep at this speed I believe I ain't gonna last
I gotta slow this circus down and head on outta town
Put on the breaks let the rest of the world drive past
D G D G / D A7 / G D Bm G / D A D
 
CHORUS
So I can just coast, I can just coast
Down  in the place  I love most
I can just coast, I can just coast
Take my life outta overdrive
And coast
G D / A  A7  D  D7 / G Bm / G A D
 
I took the ferry over today, spied some dolphins as they played
The quick little cruise always leaves my blues in its wake
I couldn’t ask for anything more as I step out on the shore
The only traffic are the few boats on the bay
D G D G / D A7 / G D Bm G / D A D
CHORUS
 
BRIDGE
Think I’ll just post up and watch the sun go down
Maybe I’ll still be here when it comes back around
F#m  G / F#m  G  A
 
Everyone’s down for the night,
‘cept for me and a few harbor lights
I’m sitting out here by the pier enjoying the quiet
Much too soon I’ll be gone making my way back home
So, I promise I'll return...then I smile
D G D G / D A7 / G D Bm G / D A D
 
LAST CHORUS
So I just coast, I just coast
Down in here’s the place I love most
I just coast, I just coast
Take my life outta overdrive
And coast
G D / A  A7  D  D7 / G Bm / G A C G D