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Vonda Morris The instrumental introduction perfectly sets up the listener to beckon for more. The soft, mellow vibe with which this song begins is so charming one can't resist dancing and singing along with Beth and Bradford. Great visualizations were inspired by the creative word choice throughout the lyrics. They "sing the melody so soft and fair" before Bradford's gritty switch raises the intensity of the lyrics in the song's climax, demonstrating the versatility of the musicians' unique abilities. Favorite track: Come Dance With Me.
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Devin Sinha Great collaborative work by two fantastic Seattle musicians! Favorite track: Banner Days.
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released August 22, 2014

Bradford Loomis - vocals, acoustic guitar
Beth Whitney - vocals, baritone ukulele
Aaron Fishburn - upright bass, group vocals
Luke Peterson - drums, percussion, group vocals
Jessie Scott - violin
Brandon Bee - acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, piano, Hammond B3 Organ, percussion, xylophone, baritone ukulele, pedal steel, group vocals

All Songs written by Beth Whitney (ASCAP) and Bradford Loomis (BMI)
Come Dance With Me Also co written with Kimberly Loomis
©®℗ Beth Whitney Music ©®℗ Bradford Loomis Music
Produced by Brandon Bee at Crossroads Studios Vancouver WA
Engineered by Todd Robbins TX3 Productions Nashville TN
Mastered by Troy Glessner Spectre Studios Seattle WA
Cover Art design - Beth Whitney

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The Banner Days (Bradford Loomis & Beth Whitney) Seattle, Washington

The combination of Beth’s delicate, pure, and melodious voice and Bradford’s soulful, growling tone makes for a beautifully heart wrenching harmonious blend.

With equal parts sweetly anthemic, pop tinged folk, provided by Beth, and Bradford’s gritty, passionate Americana Roots sound, The Banner Days is an intrepid step for both artists.
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Track Name: My Beloved
My Beloved



I am yours beloved and you are mine
I am overwhelmed by you, turn your eyes from mine
My Love, my perfect one

Fair as the moon, bright as the sun
Drawn like the stars in the sky, one by one
My Dove, my perfect one


Our love is like a raging fire and strong as the grave
No tide could ever pull us asunder, nor wash us away
My love, my perfect one

My beloved you are, my beloved, you are my beloved and I am yours
My beloved you are, my beloved, you are my beloved and I am yours


Come, back, to me, come, back to me


© Beth Whitney Music & Bradford Loomis Music 2013
Track Name: Come Dance With Me
Come Dance With Me

"Lay your head down against your pillow, close your eyes and dream
Can you hear the wind whistling through the willows swaying in time with the reeds?”

Twelve princesses their skirts spinning through the air
Singing a melody so sweet and fair


Come dance with me, come on and dance with me
All along the shores of the great Black Sea
I've put on my dancing shoes my ruby red dancing shoes
Come dance with me while we're still young and free

The water of the sea is calm, the sky is brilliant blue
And everywhere that you can see are treasures just for you
So turn the stones of red aside, and under you will find
Flowers, diamonds, wriggling worms and treasures bona fide

Come dance with me, come on and dance with me
All along the shores of the great Black Sea
I've put on my dancing shoes my ruby red dancing shoes
Come dance with me while we're still young and free
while we're still young and free

Twelve princesses their skirts spinning through the air
Singing a melody so sweet and fair, singing a melody so sweet and fair

Come dance with me, come on and dance with me
All along the shores of the great Black Sea
I've put on my dancing shoes my ruby red dancing shoes
Come dance with me while we're still young and free
While we're still young and free








© Bradford Loomis Music 2013
Track Name: Banner Days
Banner Days

I might be a poor mans son but I,
I've got love running rich in my blood
I may seem to be worse for the wear,
But our, our banner days are here


I'm here to take you home, I
Sold everything I own
I, I may never have much to my name
Oh but I'll give you everything


I might be a sailor’s daughter
Just as easy to tame as the water
I may be more ruddy than fair
But our, our banner days are here


I'm here to take you home, I
Sold everything I own
I, I may never have much to my name
Oh but I'll give you everything
You know that I’ll give you everything


Might get tough, Could get crazy
You, you, me and our pockets of empty
But we're alive and it might as well be that, our
Our Banner Days are here


Our Banner Days are here, Our Banner Days are here, Our Banner Days are Oh

Take you home, I’ll take you home, take you home


© Beth Whitney Music & Bradford Loomis Music 2013
Track Name: From Dust to Dust
From Dust to Dust

All the slings and stones of old, untended fires fade to coals
When the lights go down, and we lay our separate ways
All my fears and doubts form the words I never say

I don’t want to give you up I don’t want to let you down
I don’t want to bury us in hallowed ground
I don’t want to hurt you anymore; I don’t want to close this door
I just want to fight for us like we did before


I remember the way it was, there was a gleam in your eyes when you spoke of us
The mornings came, and you used to touch my face
But I wake up now to a stranger in your place


I don’t want to give you up I don’t want to let you down
I don’t want to bury us in hallowed ground
I don’t want to hurt you anymore; I don’t want to close this door
I just want to fight for us like we did before

Whatever we’ve lost, I won’t give you up
The wounds that we’ve caused, I won’t give you up
Whatever the cost, I won’t give up
From dust to dust, to dust


I don’t want to give you up I don’t want to let you down
I don’t want to bury us in hallowed ground
I don’t want to hurt you anymore; I don’t want to close this door
I just want to fight for us like we did before
I don’t want to hurt you anymore; I don’t want to close this door
I just want to fight for us like we did before

© Beth Whitney Music & Bradford Loomis Music 2013
Track Name: Song In My Head
Song In My Head


Some carry sorrow like a hole in the shoe Or like a barrel of ashes or a table of food
Some carry sorrow like a blanket of lead
But I tell ya- I carry mine like a song in my head

And it goes-
Hey na na na hey now Hey na na na hey
Hey na na na hey now Hey na na na hey

Some carry love like a circus parade Or like a wrecking ball or mamas fresh lemonade
Some carry love like a rose on the bed But I tell ya- I carry mine like a song in my head

And it goes-
Hey na na na hey now Hey na na na hey
Hey na na na hey now Hey na na na hey

Some people tremble at the shake of a storm Others they crawl back in bed
Some people crumble and lie in a heap
But me I splash around to the song.....in my head

Oooooo Oooooo-aaahhh

And it goes-
Hey na na na hey now Hey na na na hey
Hey na na na hey now Hey na na na hey

Some people sleep like a bowling ball, others as light as the air
Some people sleep like there ain’t nothing wrong
But me I, I fall asleep to a song in my head

© Beth Whitney Music 2013
Track Name: Brother
Brother

O I went off to see my brother
Went off to mumble at his grave
his humbling grave
Thought I would say hello
Maybe stay awhile and watch as the roses unfold
But the quiets got me thinkin'
I've nowhere to go

Said oh brother can ya hear me none
Oh brother where ya gone

Oh I went off to see my brother
Brush the dust off from his grave, his weathered grave
Told him of a dream I’d had, how it’s cold and broken in my hands, these clumsy hands
How I'm supposed to be the livin But I'm dying instead

Said oh brother can ya hear me none
Oh brother where ya gone

Oh brother where ya gone?
It's been a while, it's been too long
Oh brother where ya gone?
It's been a while, it's been too long
O Brother, meet my son
Will he be like you, will he be strong
Brother, come meet my son
Will he be like you, will he be strong
O Brother, O Brother where you gone it's been too long
O Brother, O Brother where you gone it's been too long
O Brother, where you gone
It's been a while, it's been too long
O Brother, where you gone
It's been a while, it's been too long


© Beth Whitney Music 2013
Track Name: Wanted Man
Wanted Man


I'm a wanted man; I've held the weight of life in these hands
I've lived a thousand lives, I'll live a thousand more 'fore I die

I held you, you're the breath against my neck (Come to me and rest your head)
Just the thought of you brings an aching in my chest (Aching in my chest)
That won't relent, that won't relent

I'm a wanted man, I've held the weight of life in the hands
I've told a thousand lies, I'll tell a thousand more 'fore I die

Oh to hold you, you're a lover’s sweet caress (Come to me and lay your head)
I long for you but I will never be (I need you, oh I need you)
The man you need, the man you need


Come to me, won't you come to me
Come to me, won't you come to me
I’ll never stop running, I won’t stop running to you


I'm a wanted man; I've held the weight of life in these hands
I've lived a thousand lives, I'll live a thousand more 'fore I die


© Bradford Loomis Music 2013