Old Black Roller (Reprise)

from by Grant Maloy Smith



From the album "Dust Bowl - American Stories"
Words and music © Grant Maloy Smith (BMI)
℗ 2017 Suburban Cowboy Music
Produced by Grant Maloy Smith and Jeff Silverman

Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His 2017 album "Dust Bowl - American Stories" is earning rave reviews, including one from NO DEPRESSION, the bible of American Roots music. “Grant’s ability to capture the heartland in his music is amazing ... he has written A heartland masterpiece ... lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... sent chills down my spine ... bound to become a classic ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable...” Grant is a member of the Recording Academy (the Grammys®), the AMA, the CMA, and is a BMI Recording artist.


Old Black Roller

Old black roller
Taller than the sky
Old black roller
He’s angrier this time

Old black roller
Chasing out our plows
Raining down pneumonia
Killing all our cows

Old black roller
Why’d you come today?
Half of Oklahoma
Is blowing dead away

Dust might choke us
Lord let us prevail
We’re from Oklahoma
We’re hard as horse shoe nails


from Dust Bowl - American Stories, released June 1, 2017
Vocals, Guitar: Grant Maloy Smith
Dobro and Lap Steel Guitar: Rob Ickes
Accordion: Jeff Taylor
Fiddle: Steve Stokes
B3: Tommy Mandel
Bass: Bill Wittman
Drums: Skoota Warner
Violin, Viola, Cello: Tim Lorsch

Recorded at PIE Studio, Glen Cove, NY, except:
Dobro, Lap Steel, Accordion and Fiddle recorded at Palette Studio, Nashville



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Grant Maloy Smith South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Grant Maloy Smith is a singer-songwriter of American Roots music. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida about 60 miles from the Georgia state line. In 2012 he dove deep into the Americana scene, writing and producing the breakthrough 2013 album YELLOW TRAILER, which was in contention in three categories in the Grammys. The follow-on album DUST BOWL will be released in early 2017. ... more


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