Whiskey Sue Single

by Gleewood

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"Whiskey Sue" contains the grit and edge of Gleewood's Rock/Blues and sludge folk influences. The lyrics tell the story of member Jhett Schiavones' Great Grandfather, Frank, getting tangled up with outlawed moonshiner and whiskey runner, Sue. Set during America's 1930s Prohibition era, the multifaceted characteristics of the Folk/Rock trio is brought to life and brought to you by Secret Circus Studios of Roswell, NM. The artwork for "Whiskey Sue" was sponsored by none other than world famous Argentina painter and artist, Fabian Perez. The piece is titled "Whiskey Study in Las Brujas II" and captures the era, mystery and darkness of the bands tune. Constantly surrounded by Providence that guides them forward from the generosity of LA Herreria Art Studio, to the help of Secret Circus Studios to the support of their friends and fans Gleewood presses on with torch in hand creating music that is cross generational and fresh.


Leather Seats, stained with blood, whiskey on the run. Bullets through my window, automatic guns.

St. Peter don’t you call me, gonna be my last run. Get me back to that woman and I swear that I’ll be done.

Picked up my gun to fire back, It was my mistake. Hit my mark but flipped the car and threw us in the lake.

Pete’s blood in the back seat, began to wash away. I barely made it out alive, but Pete can't say the same.
Runnin’ down this highway, holes in my boots. Jar in my jacket of those outlawed booz. The nigh is drippin’ fast, I hear those dogs howl. Pigs out to get me, I hear a shotgun shout.
Knockin’ on the back door, Sue answered fast. Clock struck the hour that would be her last. She tried to appease me, but I could not hear her speak. I broke that last bottle, right there at her feet.

I ain’t gonna be in your pocket no more, and I ain’t gonna play your games.

I gave you everything you wanted, I took away your shame.

Shame wasn’t my problem, at least my honor was intact, now I came here owing you a debt girl, and I’m here to pay it back.

Revenge ain’t an angel you can pray to for help. If you want me out of the picture, your gonna have to shoot me yourself.

I don’t need no gun, and I don’t need no knife, one of these days your gonna meet your end by your own devise.

She dropped her lantern in rage, as I dove out the window frame, and the bottle of booze I broke upon the floor ignited into flames.


released November 14, 2015
All music and lyrics written by Jhett and Callie Sioux Schiavone

Jhett Schiavone: Guitar, Vocals

Callie Sioux Schiavone: Bass, Vocals

Josh Landry: Drums, percussion

Recorded, and Engineered by Klas and Joel Åhman of Secret Circus Studios, Roswell, New Mexico.

Produced and Mixed by Klas and Joel Åhman of Secret Circus Studios, Stockholm, Sweden branch.

Artwork by Fabian Perez of La Herreria Art Studios, LA, California


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Gleewood Ruidoso, New Mexico

Gleewood is a musky Americana act based out of New Mexico that grooves through blues, folk, and rock 'n' roll, with lyrics that lend a story to folk and roots music enthusiasts with an energy that swells into guitar solos from the heart of the psychedelic 60s. ... more


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