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As Jim Morrison so eloquently put it: “This is the end”…of the Palace of Auburn Hills Concert Series. We hope you’ve enjoyed watching the videos over the past few weeks as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing them to you.

Skeleton Crew® would like to send the love out to our harmony partner, Connie Marshall, who made this concert and the video footage you’ve been watching a reality. We love you Connie! And, we happen to love to love this song, “Lost My Way.” Njoy!

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Welcome to The Palace of Auburn Hills Concert Series! Each week we will be uploading a different song from that performance. This week’s Skeleton Crew® song is “Trumpeting Soul.”

It’s fitting we had the opportunity to perform “Trumpeting Soul” on the Palace stage as the idea for the music was first introduced there. Skeleton Crew® had the honor of performing the national anthem at several Detroit Pistons games. It was backstage at one of the anthem performances that Scott first played me the idea he had for the opening guitar line. I had had the title “Trumpeting Soul” running through my head for some time and the moment Scott played me the opening guitar line I said: “that’s trumpeting soul!”

The song deals with coming to terms with the loss of a loved one; in this case the passing of my father a few years earlier. His death to this day weighs heavily on my conscience as it was the result of an accident I felt to blame. I am forever grateful to have hugged my father the night before the accident and told him directly that I loved him. ~William

Thought you might like reading the lyrics so here they are:

trumpeting soul

no never mind i never needed to tell you i want you
i’d sooner die than believe in the weakness of fools
all my life i’ve waited…it’s true
to realize i never needed no one more than you
a hand for the helpless to help tie my shoes

listen to me (hush my darling)
hear the word, speak the truth (don’t you cry)
there’s somebody up there (keep your head up)
smilin’ down on me and you (high…)
baby i (like), maybe i’d (to), like to know (know)
the trumpeting soul

i had in mind a little faith in this trial and error world
you might have been sorry for leaving so soon
take your time don’t hurry…this through
i’d rather die than be left all alone without you
a sign for the silent and a sun dripping life

hold on to something (hush my darling)
the key that we hold (don’t you cry)
it sounds just like music (keep your head up)
and it feels good as gold (high…)
maybe i (take), maybe i’ll (con), take control (trol)
of the trumpeting soul

a symbol of hope we don’t dare let go

cry if you need to (hush my darling)
said the calm before the storm (don’t you cry)
and know that i love you (keep your head up)
as you walk through that door (high…)
Gabriel! (blow), Gabriel! (your), come blow your horn (horn)
you’re the trumpeting soul

Word & Music by Skeleton Crew® | ©Skeleton Crew Music (ASCAP)

This is the only known video footage of Skeleton Crew® performing with legendary Country/Western star “Standard Earle,” and their song “God Loves George Jones,” that we’ve uncovered to date. There are rumors of a drunken bar performance that may be unearthed later. We’ll keep digging!


Legend has it that Standard Earle invented country/western music. If you ask him, he’ll tell you so! Skeleton Crew struck up a friendship with the mythically proportional Mr. Earle early on in their career, which ain’t easy, and still remain close to the country gentleman this day.

There is even a rumored Standard Earle featuring Skeleton Crew album in the works! Stay tuned!

For three years the Palace of Auburn Hills conducted a “SummerFest” in the facility’s parking lot. “We had a carnival type food court area, local restaurants, carnival rides, games, go cart races,” said Connie Marshall, former Events Coordinator for The Palace of Auburn Hills and DTE Music Energy Theatre. “One year we had the circus in the parking lot outside as well – a little mini Michigan State Fair!”