“SwampyTonk & Folkabilly”
All Lucky Mud CD’s
A Million 4:470:00/4:47
Again and Again 2:090:00/2:09
All I Know 3:150:00/3:15
Amber Alert 5:290:00/5:29
Annie Belle 4:550:00/4:55
Bad Girls 3:350:00/3:35
Beach Town 2:290:00/2:29
Big Fish 3:490:00/3:49
Black is the Color 2:400:00/2:40
Blackberry Jelly 2:200:00/2:20
Bo Diddley Stomp 1:590:00/1:59
Born to Honky-Tonk 2:140:00/2:14
Bottle Rockets 4:180:00/4:18
Buck Stone 3:080:00/3:08
Lucky Mud plays SwampyTonk and Folkabilly. The unlikeliest of combinations and the most descriptive form of Mud Music.
Just home from a wonderful two weeks in Montana playing at the Montana Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Gathering in Lewistown. Long drives across that beautiful state, a state where Maggie said the word 'Vast' isn't big enough to describe the awesome landscape. A chance, too, to release our latest CD, a compilation of original Western songs by Lucky Mud, with more than a few yodels added to this cowboy themed album titled, 'Mud on the Saddle'.
We're very proud of this new CD.
Last October 10th, a Category 5 Hurricane named Michael devastated our home and land. Compared to the tens of thousands of people around us we are very charmed and grateful to our community and the community of Florida Folk singers, who gave over ten thousand dollars through us and other volunteers to the survivors of this catastrophe. We will be eternally grateful for their help, in which their dollars were translated into food, sleeping bags, blankets and so many necessary items that kept our neighbors alive.
We will be there at any time to return the favor.
Nothing is better than having friends with chainsaws.
Now, in the eleventh month of recovery, there are still thousands of homeless, thousands of damaged and destroyed houses and businesses - and over 90 percent of our forests were also decimated. And they remain decimated.
Roberts Hall, so instrumental as a meeting place for our concert series for over seven years (the place where our musical community grew into what it is now), was seriously damaged by the hurricane. Now, it has begun the process of rebuilding and we hope with all our hearts that it recovers.
During this last year we switched our Americana Cafe Sundays concerts here to Maggie's Farm - to our beautiful stage and seating area amidst the broken trees.
There is an old Japanese poem that, translated, says, "Barn Burnt Down. Now I Can See The Moon".
It's how we have to see our new world. Thanks for sticking with us as we left these pages alone too long.
One very interesting thing happened to me after the storm. You probably know I'm a published author with books in print, both in the traditional market with a hardbound novel and in this new world of ebooks.
In the aftermath I began wondering why I still sit here with four unpublished novels, so I added my very first novel to our blog here on the website. I meant to leave a few chapters as a teaser, as breadcrumbs to a later publication but in the end posted the entire novel.
I've somewhat come to my senses since then but I'm leaving it where it is. I got out of the military in late 1969 and wound up traveling through a wild landscape of Vietnam protests, political and educational upheaval and a nation turned upside down.
After getting kicked out of The Revolution in 1970 I turned a crude journal into my first novel, finishing it in 1973. A lifetime ago. This is the first time, with the exception of passing it among friends, it has seen the light of day.
I hope you take a moment and share in the insanity of Gideon, 1969.
Mud photos. First, at our regular Sunday concert, which we call Americana Cafe Sundays at Roberts Hall, the second at the Train Station in Dunellon, Florida, and last on the Magnolia Stage (Mainstage) at the 2017 Will McLean Festival near Tampa in March.
The Will Mclean Festival is a beautiful festival that gathers together singer/songwriters every March to celebrate the life of Will McLean, Florida's Troubadour.
As I said, Lucky Mud has a new CD called Mud on the Saddle, a collection of 12 original Cowboy/Western songs featuring lots of yodeling and great lyrics. Our last CD, Feelin' Lucky, as available through this website or through CD Baby at either https://store.cdbaby.com/new/985
Feelin' Lucky can also be heard at luckymud.hearnow.com
All 15 Lucky Mud CDs are available online.
"This local husband-wife folk duo seems to always have new music up their sleeves. Their newest full-length album is a mix of folky, southern-inspired whimsical tunes like “Blackberry Jelly” and stories about people who didn’t quite do right (“Amber Alert”). But it’s the two ballads that steal the spotlight with emotional intimacy and authenticity." - Nikki Hedrick
" "Lucky Mud is from the deeper side of Folk Music. The couple have a soulful connection that is palpable." -EARBUZZ "
"This folk duo whips up 14 songs on the topics of love, loss and longing on their CD Into the Night. With a penchant for storytelling, the pair is out to revive a bare bones approach to traditional American folk music. Highlights include “All I Know”—as the duo’s harmonies lead the way through the chorus and lyrics—to the surprisingly dark “Who Am I?” - Nikki Hedrick/ Beachcomber Magazine 30A
Don't forget, our Americana Cafe' Sundays concerts are now at Maggie's Musical Farm.
Here are a few of our guests who've graced the concerts over the last seven years, and now we've begun year six.
Finn Magill and Alan Murray
The Paul Brock Band from County Claire, Ireland
The Wide Open
Well Worn Soles
Dr. David Evans
Well Worn Soles
Uncle Dave Griffin
Lis and Lon Williamson
The New 76ers
Sally Spring with Ted Lyons
Kamm and MacDonald
Well Worn Soles
Blues duo DieDra and Keith Ruff
Steve Gillette with Cindy Mangsen
Too Many Smiths
Mimi Hearn and Frank Graham
Jig to a Milestone
The Sarah Mac Band
The Florida Music and Food Initiative
The Obscure Brothers (Bob Patterson and Charley Simmons)
Richard del Val
Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield
The Bridget Kelly Blues Band
Belmont and Jones
This Frontier Needs Heroes
Aerial Melvin and The Boys
Simple Folk (Paul and Kay Garfinkle with Al Scortino)
Paul Kamm and Jonny Mojo of the Powerhouse band Achilles Wheel
Ken Skeens and Lee Goldsmith
Leigh and Steve Humes
Charlie Groth with Linda Pottsberg
The Gail Carson Trio, with Carly Bak and Carolyn Dunn
Amy and Joan Alderman
Hananel and Friends
And many, many more.
Join us at Maggie's Musical Farm for Sunday afternoon concerts. Sit under the Hotangle Mud Hut and enjoy amazing singer/songwriter performances from our beautiful Pecky Cypress stage.
Come and camp with us by making your reservations at Hipcamp.com/florida/maggie-s-musical-farm
And lots more.
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