City Limitsâ€™ roots can be traced back to the late 60s when the band was originally known as the Country Orbits. They changed to the Austin City Limits in the 70s through the early 80s, and in 1988 dropped â€œAustinâ€ from their name. City Limits has evolved into its current lineup, comprised of Michael Webb on lead and background vocals, lead guitar, pedal steel guitar, fiddle, harmonica, and 5-string banjo; Marc James on lead and background vocals and rhythm guitar; Brian Earleywine on lead and background vocals, lead guitar, and acoustic guitar; Kevin Mundehenke on lead and background vocals, drums and percussion; and Kenny Young on background vocals and bass;
In 2004, City Limits released its first studio CD, Long Time Cominâ€™. A compilation of fan favorites including four original tunes, Long Time Cominâ€™ is a journey into the heart and soul of one of the Midwestâ€™s most dynamic live bands. The title track is a City Limits original that represents the day-to-day struggles in a musicianâ€™s life. Says Michael Webb, â€œThe title came about as a result of people asking us for years, â€˜When are you guys going to make a CD?â€™ And when we first started on the CD, the comment was made by one of the guys that this has been a long time cominâ€™. So the hook line was conceived from that statement, as well as the title for the CD.â€
â€œThe song reflects all the hard work, sacrifices, and at times heartache that we have all experienced,â€ adds Marc James, who sings lead vocals on the song. â€œThe CD is dedicated to all the people who have made City Limits the band that it is today. Band members â€“ past and present, families, and to all who support us â€“ itâ€™s been a long time cominâ€™.â€
The other three original songs on the CD are Superman (in a Stetson Hat), Feed the Fire and Tryinâ€™ to Say Goodbye. Also included are covers of the hits My Maria, Copperhead Road, Talk to Me Fiddle, Devil Went Down to Georgia, Canâ€™t You See, Workinâ€™ Man Blues, Seven Bridges Road, Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde, American Trilogy, and Wildwood Flower.
Though primarily a top-40 country dance band, City Limits also performs bluegrass, southern & classic rock, and honky-tonk dance favorites. Their show is high energy and entertaining for any occasion.
For more information on the band, visit their website at www.CityLimitsBand.com.
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1. Superman (in a Stetson Hat)
2. My Maria
3. Feed the Fire
4. Copperhead Road
5. Long Time Comin'
6. Tryin' to Say Goodbye
7. Talk to Me Fiddle
8. Devil Went Down to Georgia
9. Can't You See
10. Workin' Man Blues
11. Seven Bridges Road
12. Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde
13. American Trilogy
14. Wildwood Flower