“(Drinking Is Easy) Living Is Hard”

Here is a song that has a message I can get behind.  The lyrics are relate-able and the riff-age is real.  “(Drinking Is Easy) Living Is Hard” enough said.  How many people do you know who bury themselves in beer and whisky at the end of the day instead of pursuing their hopes and dreams to their fullest potential.  That said if this song came on at a bar I’d be slurring the lyrics having a great time.  Despite not personally enjoying the cover art I thought this song was fun authentic rock.

“2018 marks the 10th Anniversary for Mill’s End and to say, “what a long, strange, trip it’s been” would be quite the understatement. Founded in 2008 by singer/guitarist Jeff Bump, the band took its name from a now defunct Tempe coffee house with the intention of bringing honest, raw, rock and roll back to the Phoenix music scene in the tradition of classic bands like the Black Crowes, Rolling Stones and Pearl Jam. The resume is impressive, a song featured in a campaign for the local light rail; concert appearances all over the state and Southwest; opening spots for national acts like Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Cowboy Mouth and Ace Frehley of Kiss.

Mill’s End has logged appearances at the Sidepony Music Festival and The Arizona Coyotes “White Out” playoff event. The band has even been on a top ten-request list on Australian Internet radio! The 2018 lineup features Jeff on vocals/rhythm guitar, Geoff Butzine on bass, Mike Eckert on drums and newest member Alan Clark on Lead Guitar/Vocals. Each member continues the tradition of the high-energy concert experience for the audience. In 2018, ME has plans to continue what it has always done, play lots of raucous shows and continue writing/recording their special brand of real and authentic rock and roll.”


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Musician releasing music under self created record label

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