Southern Zen

by Lucky Mud

Released 2004
Released 2004
Well traveled, lyric centered harmonies, original and traditional folk, honky-tonk, cowboy yodels and acoustic swamp music.
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Lucky Mud has been playing together for many years, from honky-tonks in Texas to concerts in Ireland. They are a duet, Maggie and Michael McKinney. They have been invited to perform the last four years at the Florida Folk Festival in White Springs, Florida, as well as the 2006 Will McLean 'Willfest' in Dade City, Florida. They tour Ireland every year, playing concerts such as the Linenhall Arts Center in Castlebar, Ireland, and pub gigs at …
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Ride the Pony (Tell The Story)

by Lucky Mud

Released 2008
Released 2008
Original Southern swamp-roots folk-blues with rich vocals and tight harmonies.
NOTES
This new CD is a collection of ballads, mostly - stories of tomcats and restless men on the prowl; of Buck Stone, who shot the town bully in the wild western Florida town of Port St. Joe then fled to Texas. Another restless wanderer, a father, remembered as ‘trying to catch up to the good life, even though he always stayed one step behind.'
Oklahoma is the story of a love affair with a …
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The Tinkers (our Celtic Roots)

by Lucky Mud

Released 2007
Released 2007
Sung with joy and played with abandon; a collection of traditional Celtic songs mixed with six originals from Maggie and Mike McKinney.
NOTES
First of all, Lucky Mud is not a Celtic band, but a band that loves Celtic music. This music finds a place in all our shows.
The passion and the heart of music is in the blood, and our blood is a blend of Irish, Scot and Welsh (with a more than a little Cherokee thrown in on Michael's side).
We, along with our friend, Greg Frye, have slipped away from our Lucky Mud persona …
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Karmageddon

by Lucky Mud

Released 2007
Released 2007
Florida swamp-blues and acoustic folk with rich vocals and tight harmonies.
NOTES
A friend of a friend knew a lady with a castle just outside Limerick, Ireland, so we stopped in one cold night, knocked on a giant wooden door and spent the next few days wandering from the depths of cold stone rooms to a high, flat, Welsh slate roof, standing in the rain as a green river raged far below. It wasn't a B&B, but a rural 14th century castle that smelled of mold, …
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Slippery Slope

by Lucky Mud

Released 2006
Released 2006
Original songs with strong lyrics, tight vocal harmonies and brilliant violin as a 'third voice,' from sweet and funny love on the first cut, The Clown Song, to a blues driven celebration of the life of a lost friend on the last cut, Babylon.
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Lucky Mud's "Slippery Slope" is a rich blend of Florida Swamp music with brilliant violin work by Janine Newfield thrown in for good measure. A blend of many styles held together by the lyric.
From Maggie's "Clown Song", the song that says everything about love, to Michael's "Angels", the song that says everything about living and "Crash of the Waves" that says everything about living well, it's a philosophical joy ride. Toss in "Babylon" a …
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Underneath the Florida Moon

by Lucky Mud

Released 2010
Released 2010
This is Lucky Mud's collection of original songs honoring their native state. From the opening title cut to the last song, a talking blues song recorded live at the Florida Folk Festival, this CD is filled with warm, clear vocals and strong lyrics.
NOTES
Underneath the Florida moon is a collection of original songs honoring Mike and Maggie McKinney's native state. This CD has been totally re-recorded at Southern Zen Studio, March, 2010.
First recorded on a small portable unit in the living room of their old farmhouse during a raging storm, with Janine Newfield's brilliant violin adding a third voice as she danced back and forth under a single microphone with Mike and Maggie during a crazy, 14 hour session. …
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Into the Night

by Lucky Mud

Released 2011
Released 2011
A new journey through the lyrics, the beautiful vocal harmonies of Maggie and Mike McKinney. Fourteen original songs of hope, of sadness and wonder. "Americana at its finest." says Radio Indy.
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"Lucky Mud is from the deeper side of Folk Music. The couple have a soulful connection that is palpable, and their ballads are a much needed departure from the cookie cutter, sample-driven fodder currently filling the airwaves. A splendid way to battle the daily grind. "

EARBUZZ

"Lucky Mud's new CD is a showcase of original contemporary folk music - pure down-home Americana, from Mike's beautifully melancholic "Evangeline," to Maggie's wonderful show-closer, "Ride the Pony," But …
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Pride

by Lucky Mud

Released 2013
Southern Zen Productions
Released 2013
Southern Zen Productions
Powerful lyrics, vocals and harmonies with a distinctive rhythm and a rootsy, soulful sound.
NOTES
They say Pride goes before the fall, but try living without it.
13 new and original songs by Maggie and Mike McKinney. The powerful images on the cover personify pride, and each song tells its own story. From the title cut to the end, this CD delivers tales of a boxer - beaten but not defeated, a challenge to 'walk the walk' with your beliefs and a song about the lost boys of the Dozier School …
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Native

by Lucky Mud

Released 2015
Released 2015
14 original FloridaSwamp-Roots acoustic Americana songs.
NOTES
This new CD, NATIVE, celebrates our native state.
This is only the second of our 12 CDs that is dedicated to the music of Florida.
Maggie's family has lived along the Apalachicola River in North Florida for almost two hundred years.
Mike's settled along the Withlacoochee River near Tampa, and has been there for one hundred and fifty years.
These are the stories of deep roots in the Florida soil.
Ti-Ti (tye-tye) road is the story …
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Lucky 13

by Lucky Mud

Released 2016
Released 2016
Original, creative songs rich in lyrics - featuring strong vocals and harmonies. This is Lucky Mud's 13th CD.
NOTES
Having spent almost 7 years under the Nashville spell in the years of transition from the Country Music tradition of story telling through lyric to the current trend of songwriting by committee, Mike and Maggie McKinney returned to their Florida roots disillusioned with music.

Michael McKinney became a well-respected author with a starred review in Publishers Weekly and accolades across the country for his first novel, 'A Thousand Bridges.'

But the love for songwriting still …
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