Joaquín Contreras




Joaquin Contreras – story source, guitar


Alex Wilder – musical sherpa, upright bass, vocals


Chloë Isis, Will Foote – musical sherpas, vocals
 
Songs with Joaquin

I Just Came to Pray
 


Little More Better – live two-track recording
 
After leaving Home for school, Joaquin wrestles with being away from his family after three of his relatives perish in a shooting.

 

My grandfather used to drive me
to school every morning,
He loved to listen to the blues
I know he’d have wanted me to go
 
Now I’m far from home
Then I remember his voice
That sweet lovin’ sound
And I feel a little more better
 
My uncle always had
a good attitude in life
And told me “do something you love
and you’ll be alright.”
 
Now I’m far from home
Then I remember his voice
That sweet lovin’ sound
And I feel a little more better
 
22, still so young
My cousin didn’t deserve it
He had two little girls
He had a lot going for him
 
A kid went into the shop that day
Took their lives with a gun
It broke my family’s hearts
Every single one
 
Now I’m far from home
Then I remember his voice
That sweet lovin’ sound
And I feel a little more better
 
Now I’m far from home
Then I remember his voice
That sweet lovin’ sound
And I feel a little more better