Mentone Egg Queen

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Written after a visit to Bourbon Street Pizza in Mentone, Indiana. On the counter were tins decorated by teenage girls asking for donations to help elect them the Mentone Egg Queen.


I was standing out on old Bourbon Street
Smoking my sister’s cigarettes and listening to sneakered feet
When I saw her on the other sidewalk
Wearing a golden jacket and makeup caked like chalk

Green hair, eyes blonde
My mama says you’re all backwards, but I know that’s wrong!
‘Cause you’re the cutest thing this boy’s ever seen
You must’ve been the Mentone Egg Queen

You went into The Bulldog and you got yourself a beer
And all the men sitting in there looked at you mighty queer
Someone took a hit of crack, sat down next to you
You punched his nuts, he fell to his knees and sneezed A-CHOO!


from Songs We Made Up, released February 12, 2016



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The Matchsellers is the unlikely result of a classically trained violinist from Kansas City, MO, (Julie Bates) and a Chicago blues guitarist from Warsaw, Indiana, (Andrew Morris) meeting in Leipzig, Germany, and forming a bluegrass duo.

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