David Allen McCulloch | Sleeping on My Tractor Tonight

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Sleeping on My Tractor Tonight

by David Allen McCulloch

This music is a mixture of Blues, Bluegrass, Americana, and plain old Hillbilly style, featuring acoustic guitar, harmonica, slide guitar, keyboards, drums, banjo and fiddle.
Genre: Country: Americana
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1. Hey, Hey
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2. Carlsbad
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3. Sleeping on My Tractor Tonight
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4. Cup O’ Joe
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5. Working on a Tan
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6. What It’s All About
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7. Writers Block
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8. Tamales, Tamales
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9. What I Said
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10. 4 Am Headache
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11. Delta Blues
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12. Wang Dang Doodle
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13. Say Goodbye
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The title song, “sleeping on my tractor tonight”, came about when a friend sent me a photo of himself sitting on a tractor. I told him there should be a song there somewhere. He said, “Sleeping on my Tractor”. As all songwriters know, some songs just write themselves, and this one took 3 minutes.

“Carlsbad” seemed to come together after my wife and I vacationed in Carlsbad, California. Every time I perform this song, I can see our favorite coffee shop, and the walk along the beach, and the palm trees.

“Cup o’ Joe” reflects my feelings about the end of my first marriage. That was many, many years ago, but some things just take a long time to process.

While visiting Carlsbad, my wife and I saw people practicing Yoga on the beach. I had never really seen a live person in a thong bikini standing on her head, yet it seems to be the thing to do in California. Anyway, that’s where “Working on a Tan” came from. I swear, it’s all true.

All songwriters, or writers of any type, will experience “Writers Block”. Ironically, I started the song because I was experiencing writers block, and in the end I couldn’t hardly finish it because I had so many ideas.

I have lived most of my life in New Mexico, and anyone who has lived here will tell you that the thing they miss the most when they aren’t at home is the food. Perhaps my favorite breakfast is “Tamales, Tamales”.

A lot of my songs are already written in my head while I’m asleep. I wake up and stumble to the computer to get them written down before they disappear. “4 AM Headache” is one of those.

Another one of those songs was “Delta Blues”. I was asleep, and dreaming that I was in the body of an old man living in the Mississippi Delta as he played the guitar and sang this song. It was so realistic that I had concerns that I was stealing his song. It also bothered me that, in the dream, he was a much better guitar player than I am. The music and lyrics were all written in my head when I woke up, and I wrote it down as fast as I could. Sadly, several of the verses were forgotten before I could get them written down.

Some breakups in life are tough. But others are the best thing that could happen to you. If you’ve ever been in a not-so-good relationship that finally, thankfully, came to an end, then you will understand “Say Goodbye”.

Before my mother finally died, I used to go to the nursing home where she stayed for Dementia Care. I would play music that the residents liked, which included old songs, and songs they grew up with. One of those songs was “The Hokey Pokey”. They loved it, and would dance along with the song, even if they were in wheel chairs. In those moments where they were enjoying the music and laughing at themselves, I started thinking that, for them, the Hokey Pokey really was “what it’s all about”.

Thanks to the friends and fellow musicians who helped me out with this CD. And thanks to my wife for her support.

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