The Upside

from by Misner & Smith

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    With their brand new release, Seven Hour Storm, Misner & Smith have created an album of vivid, poetic songwriting, filled with some of the finest harmony singing around. Working with producer Jeff Kazor (The Crooked Jades, Richard Buckner) and engineer Bruce Kaphan (David Byrne, REM, The Black Crowes) they have penned an album with lush, yet subtle arrangements, filling out an already rich sound that the duo is known for producing live.

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Produced by Jeff Kazor
Engineered and mixed by Bruce Kaphan at Niagara Falls Jan—Mar 2013
Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Boulder, CO
Cover Art & Design by Kyle Monhollen at 2407 Graphics, Davis, CA
All songs written by Sam Misner/ASCAP
Arrangements by Megan Smith and Sam Misner
©&℗ 2013 Misner & Smith/Scribble On The Wall Music
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Someday you’ll feel better
Strange as it sounds.
You’ll pull your soul from the tether,
And lift off the ground

Don’t tread the trail of a failure
Others believe.
Steer clear just like a sailor
Judging the seas.

Maybe you’re falling
Maybe you’re falling down
Baby you’re falling
But maybe you’ll crawl to higher ground.

Bogged down, stuck in the middle,
Shackled and tied.
Sometimes life’s just a riddle,
Answers arise.

I know it feels like drowning
Questions and fear
Trust now the pressure pounding
Will soon disappear.

Maybe we’re falling
Maybe we’re falling down
Baby we’re falling
But maybe we’ll crawl to higher ground.

Stand in the sun…

See now the darkness fading
Shrug off the gloom.
Deep down hope is waiting,
You’d better make room.


from Seven Hour Storm, released October 15, 2013
Sam Misner—vocals, acoustic guitar, electric 12-string guitar
Megan Smith—vocals, upright bass
Bruce Kaphan—keyboards
John Hanes—drums



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Misner & Smith San Francisco, California

(my-zner) & smith
Misner & Smith’s music is a search for meaning. The songs yearn for connection, ache for understanding, relish in mystery, and rejoice in creation. In a world that often feels to be crumbling down around us, they dig deep, and find hope in simple things, in the beauty that surrounds us all. ... more

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