Under Blue Skies

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    Track list:
    1. Fine Line
    2. Cold Cold Love
    3. The 405
    4. Roll Away The Stone
    5. The Leaving Kind
    6. Love Gets In The Way
    7. California Dreamin'
    8. Free Man
    9. Under Blue Skies
    10. Fly Me Away
    11. Come To Me
    12. Into The Unknown

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The sophomore release by CALICO the band shows the duo of Kirsten Proffit (KP Hawthorn) and Manda Mosher surrounded by simpatico and similarly skillful members of their musical family versed in the sounds of late 60's California. Hawthorn and Mosher are indigenous inheritors and perpetuators of a rich legacy, and their vision of California unfolds with widescreen Technicolor splendor on Under Blue Skies. Informed by the duo's shared love of Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Eagles, The Everly Brothers, Fleetwood Mac and, of course, the Beatles, their new album is further enriched by the mix, conducted with signature artistry and insightfulness by the renowned Jim Scott (Petty, Wilco).

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released September 15, 2017

CALICO the band is Kirsten Proffit & Manda Mosher

Produced by Steve Berns & Kirsten Proffit
Recorded at Fitting Room Studio, West Hills CA

Mixed by Jim Scott at Plyrz Studio, Valencia CA
California Dreamin’ Produced and Mixed by Jim Scott at Plyrz Studio
Into The Unknown Mixed by Mark Niemiec

Mastered by David Donnelly – DNA Mastering
Executive Producers – Jeff Munger, Friends of Calico
Art Design – Janee Meadows
Photography – Denni Christopherson


www.CALICOtheband.com ~ www.CaliforniaCountryRecordsLLC.com

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CALICO the band Los Angeles, California

CALICO the band hails from Los Angeles, CA. The thought-provoking, tightly harmonized songs of founder/leaders Manda Mosher and Kirsten Proffit exist in a continuum with the seminal form Gram Parsons famously dubbed Cosmic American Music.

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Track Name: Fine Line
FINE LINE
M. Mosher/K. Proffit/A. Richmond/R. McCulley

Working hard on that American dream
Set out on my own when I was 16
We were playing for a living and living to play
We were tumbleweeds rolling right into the fray
You can tell me what’s real you can tell me what’s right

It’s a fine line, between a dream and delusion
The wind blows and that line keeps on moving
Every time I find myself in this sweet confusion
I know it’s a fine line

Sometimes I see that white picket fence
Take a look at my life is there something I missed
We’re not so different you and me
Oh we’re just feeding our own machines
You can tell me what’s real we all wanna be free

It’s a fine line, between a dream and delusion
The wind blows and that line keeps on moving
Every time I find myself in that sweet confusion
I know it’s a fine line

Mile markers flying by the moonlight is my guide
Gonna take a chance this time

It’s a fine line, between a dream and delusion
The wind blows and that line keeps on moving
Every time I find myself in that sweet confusion
I know it’s a fine line I know it’s a fine line
It’s a fine line, It’s a fine line

Manda Boo Songs (ASCAP), Kirsten Proffit (BMI),
Aubrey Richmond (BMI), Rich McCulley Music (BMI)
Track Name: Cold Cold Love
COLD COLD LOVE
M. Mosher/I. Gothe/J. Rounds

I’ve got twenty bucks to call my own, headed for the telephone
Pick up, please pick up
The feds pulled up my fingerprints, found the evidence you left
Hang up, don’t hang up
I’m not the first to pine for you walk across that line for your love
Cold cold love, cold cold love

And all I wanted was your love not these blood-stained gloves
Blood-stained gloves
I better stay off 95 take the back roads gotta drive all night
Drive all night
I’m not the first to pine for you, walk across that line for your love
Cold cold love, cold cold love, cold cold love

I changed my hair, my clothes, my name, makes no difference who’s to blame
Give up, wait don’t give up
Yeah I’ve still got one thing to do baby I’d start running if I were you
I’m not the first to pine for you, walk across that line for your love
But I’ll be the last to pine for you, walk across that line for your love
Cold cold love, cold cold love, cold cold love, cold cold love

Manda Boo Songs (ASCAP), Gothe Publishing (BMI),
James Rounds Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: The 405
The 405
K. Proffit

The damn freeway’s backed up tonight. How am I gonna get to the other side?
Detours take our precious time, we’ve got nothing between us but the 405.
There’s not gonna be a high-speed chase, no sneaking into that diamond lane
Time’s gonna tell me what it’s all about. I’ve got everything I need right now

We’ve got life behind us, open skies above, the walls of the canyon on either side
In front of us now is a great divide and there’s nothing between us but the 405

Made my way west on a steel string, It was an ocean breeze that blew you in
I followed you home got in your head, I left my feathers next to your bed
Nothing’s forever and change is sure, tonight is all I’m asking for
If I can make it over this valley floor, I’m gonna come alive when I get to your door

We’ve got life behind us, open skies above and the walls of the canyon on either side
In front of us now is a great divide and there’s nothing between us but the 405

We’ve got time we’ve got space, we’ve got music we’ve got grace
If we make it out of this city alive I’m gonna scratch our names into a highway sign

Is it crazy that I feel this way when I don’t even know your middle name?
So I’m holding in what’s on my mind cuz when I say it I’m gonna mean it this time
Oh, I’m gonna mean it this time

We’ve got life behind us, open skies above and the walls of the canyon on either side
But in front of us now is a great divide and there’s nothing between us but the 405
Let nothing come between us but the 405


Kirsten Proffit (BMI)
Track Name: Roll Away The Stone
ROLL AWAY THE STONE
M. Mosher/K. Proffit/T. Russell Kamp

Down so low hiding in the shadows
Lights turned out nobody’s at home
Heart’s strung out hanging on a wire
It’s just too much to roll away that stone

Everybody knows the face of darkness nothing but your mind to tell you lies
Caught up in the echoes of the silence you’re not alone
Roll away roll away roll away that stone
Roll away roll away roll away that stone

With blinded eyes driving round forever
Midnight rain falling down like tears
Take my hand we’ll lift this weight together
Come on darling roll away that stone

Everybody knows the face of darkness nothing but your mind to tell you lies
Caught up in the echoes of the silence you’re not alone
Roll away roll away roll away that stone
Roll away roll away roll away that stone

Well I know that life can be heavy but I won’t let it get me down

Everybody knows the face of darkness nothing but your mind to tell you lies
Caught up in the echoes of the silence you’re not alone

Roll away roll away roll away that stone
Roll away roll away roll away that stone
Roll away roll away roll away that stone
Roll away roll away roll away that stone

Everybody knows the face of darkness, roll away the stone
Caught up in the echoes of the silence, roll away the stone
Everybody knows the face of darkness caught up in the echoes of the silence

Manda Boo Songs (ASCAP), Kirsten Proffit (BMI),
Steady Teddy Publishing (ASCAP)
Track Name: The Leaving Kind
THE LEAVING KIND
M. Mosher/K. Proffit

Another safe landing I can breathe for a moment
Until the sweet sound of freedom comes calling him back to the clouds
He’ll go without warning cuz nobody owns him
Better get used to goodbye he’s the leaving kind

I feel him get closer and it’s never over
And he never looks back at the miles underneath his feet
I’m a delicate creature I’m struck with this fever
Why’d I have to fall in love with the leaving kind

I don’t wanna to try to hold him down just to have him by my side
Wild horses were never meant to ride

Slowly I’ll let go he’ll be gone come tomorrow
God help me ease my mind he’s the leaving kind
God help me ease my mind he’s the leaving kind

Been told by his mother he’d never recover
If he ever let a woman too close she’d break him down
The longer the staying the harder the breaking
So I’m feeling the sting of goodbye he’s the leaving kind

I don’t wanna try to hold him down just to have him by my side
I don’t wanna tie him to this earth I’ve got to let him fly
Wild horses were never meant to ride

Slowly I’ll let go he’ll be gone come tomorrow
Why’d I have to give my heart to the leaving kind
Why’d I have to give my heart to the leaving kind
Why’d I have to give my heart to the leaving kind

Manda Boo Songs (ASCAP), Kirsten Proffit (BMI)
Track Name: Free Man
FREE MAN
M. Mosher/K. Proffit/A. Richmond/J. Charles Miller

Look who’s standing at my door the face of a ghost coming back for more
Are you missing me, is that what you’re here to say?
You know I never asked for much I lived on rations of your love
Strung out on the promises you made
This is what you wanted I’m giving you your way

I changed my name but you changed your mind you’re far too young to have your heart confined
You’re a free man, a free man, I’m a free man now
When you feel that ache of a lonesome night just think of the trouble that you left behind
You’re a free man, a free man, you’re a free man now

Please don’t tell me where you’ve been though I’d love to touch your summer skin
Somehow I believed I was the only one
But wasn’t it you who walked away leaving me breathless in your wake
I can’t betray the woman I’ve become
You were all I wanted but that was yesterday

I changed my name but you changed your mind you’re far too young to have your heart confined
You’re a free man, a free man, I’m a free man now
When you feel that ache of a lonesome night just think of the trouble that you left behind
You’re a free man, a free man, you’re a free man now

Take one last look at me it’s all just history

I changed my name but you changed your mind and now I know that you were never mine
You’re a free man, a free man, I’m a free man now
When you feel that ache of a lonesome night just think of the trouble that you left behind
You’re a free man, a free man, you’re a free man now

I’m a free man, you’re a free man now, I’m a free man, you’re a free man now

Manda Boo Songs (ASCAP), Kirsten Proffit (BMI),
Aubrey Richmond (BMI), Count Mecha Music (BMI)
Track Name: Under Blue Skies
UNDER BLUE SKIES
M. Mosher/K. Proffit/A. Richmond/A. White
Sun gone down, turned out the lights, locked the door, everything’s quiet
Tomorrow we’ll talk but I’ll miss you tonight
Where are you now? I hope that you’re safe, a little cash in your pocket, smile on your face
I’m marking off days and I’m holding on tight
You’re not in my arms but I know you’re alright

Under blue skies counting the stars
Under blue skies that’s who you are
I’ll meet you there under blue skies

Moon’s gone down, sun hits my eyes, miles to go, towns drift by
I wish I could share this but I don’t know how
I’m coming home soon but I miss you right now

Under blue skies counting the stars
Under blue skies that’s who we are
You’ll meet me here under blue skies

Won’t be here forever but forever we’ll be

Counting the stars
Under blue skies that’s who we are
Under blue skies counting the stars
Under blue skies that’s who we are
I’ll meet you there under blue skies

Manda Boo Songs (ASCAP), Kirsten Proffit (BMI),
Aubrey Richmond (BMI), Pussy Dog Music (BMI)
Track Name: Fly Me Away
FLY ME AWAY
M. Mosher/K. Proffit/A. Richmond/S. Kinnebrew

Time to fly, moments now I’m headed soon
I’ll be gone awhile, not sure if I’ll return to you
Wild-eyed, you draw me in but I have to draw the line
I can’t stay this time
Standing on a jet way, waiting on a plane all alone

Fly me away I’m willing
I don’t care the place
Two hearts always turning
Bring me back to your love someday

On the 5 illuminated by the moon
No room tonight, for the morning I’m in hot pursuit
Wild-eyed, driving blind and missing all the signs
I can’t keep between the lines
Radiator steaming, alive but barely breathing all alone

Fly me away I’m willing
I don’t care the place
Two hearts always turning
Bring me back to your love someday
Bring me back to your love someday

Two hearts always turning, always leaving and returning
Bring me back to your love, bring me back to your love

Fly me away I’m willing
I don’t care the place
Two hearts always turning
Bring me back to your love someday
Bring me back to your love someday, bring me back to your love someday

Manda Boo Songs (ASCAP), Kirsten Proffit (BMI),
Aubrey Richmond (BMI), Space Camp Publishing (ASCAP)
Track Name: Love Gets In The Way
LOVE GETS IN THE WAY
M. Mosher/K. Proffit/B. Penzias

Sitting at the bar with tears in his eyes
She’s got him wondering, should he give another try
She took all that he built and she threw it all away
The signs light up the hills and the flags were being waved

That’s when love gets, love gets in the way
That’s when love gets, love gets in the way

She gave herself away for a dream that came too soon
Now she’s looking for shelter from a prisoner’s view
Cuz his love was an anchor tied around her heart
The weight of it all was tearing her apart

That’s when love gets, love gets in the way
That’s when love gets, love gets in the way

That’s how the story goes, you watch love grow, then you let it go

They start off walking and they take that chance
And they’ll be alright as long as they don’t look back, don’t look back

That’s when love gets, love gets in the way
That’s when love gets, love gets in the way
That’s when love gets, love gets in the way

Manda Boo Songs (ASCAP), Kirsten Proffit (BMI),
Bernelands Music Publishing (BMI)
Track Name: Come To Me
COME TO ME
M. Mosher/K. Proffit

Restless minds we run into each other’s arms
We try to forget the ones who came before
You still wear around your neck the hands of time gone by
They won’t ease their grip until you say goodbye, take your time

Come to me when the heartbreak’s over
And your feelings for her all fade away
Come to me when your wounds are healing
Cuz you’re all in pieces and I need your soul to come to me whole

Struggling to float then you came into view
I didn’t know you’d need a life vest too
I’ll let you go cuz I can’t go down again
Walk through the dark the light is at the end

Come to me when the heartbreak’s over
And your feelings for her all fade away
Come to me when your wounds are healing
Cuz you’re all in pieces and I need your soul to come to me whole

The past clips by in shades of grey
It’s hard to trust another when you feel this way
Best to leave it in it’s place
Cuz if you don’t it’ll linger on

Come to me when the heartbreak’s over
And your feelings for her all fade away
Come to me when your wounds are healing
Cuz you’re all in pieces and I need your soul to come to me whole
Come to me when the heartbreak’s over
And your feelings for her all fade away

Manda Boo Songs (ASCAP), Kirsten Proffit (BMI)
Track Name: Into The Unknown
INTO THE UNKNOWN
M. Mosher/K.Proffit

There was a man on a motorcycle headed out for the day
He took only the clothes he had on and a dream to get away
We were driving up the coast, had another show to play
When we turned around the bend a row of flares lit our way
Up walked a woman and I asked her, anything we can do to help
She said no, he’s just laying there, you don’t wanna look, you don’t wanna look
You don’t wanna look, you don’t wanna look

Then we go into the unknown, then we go into the unknown

This man on a motorcycle didn’t plan to die
Die alone and found by strangers doing what he thought was right
They covered him with a blanket as yellow as the sun
His blood on the highway, a sign of things to come
Through the trees we heard him calling, you could feel it in the air
What happens when I leave this body he was wondering, we were wondering
He was wondering, we were wondering

Then we go into the unknown, then we go into the unknown

We kept driving we couldn’t shake it, we’d never be the same
He departed right when we got there, we will join him someday

When you’re leaving you might as well go out doing what you love
There’s nothing quite like the open road to teach you about love

Then we go into the unknown, then we go into the unknown
Then we go into the unknown, then we go into the unknown

Manda Boo Songs (ASCAP), Kirsten Proffit (BMI)

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