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Poetry in Motion  

Songs are Poetry in Motion... captured with music and beautiful voices. Have you ever read the lyrics to a good song? Not repetitious, inane rock & roll lyrics (which have their own value as rhythmic relief) but a really good lyric based song that uses powerful imagery or storytelling or emotive words with meaning. There are only two types of music. Good and bad .... and that's totally subjective. You may love a song that someone else hates and vice versa but a good song is one that speaks to you in some way and reflects how you feel or think. Poetry! Let these poets, Lucky Mud, Pierce Pettis, Friction Farm, Dana Cooper, Achilles Wheel, Beaucoup Blue and Rebekah Pulley, speak to you with their music. Then let them know how you feel about the song that speaks to your soul. 

Peace..... Maggie & Mike.   Lucky Mud 

Fraught with Feeling  

Do you ever get so caught up with emotion that you can hardly speak, move or just function at all? That overwhelming feeling of grief, happiness, angst or just life in general. It's so powerful. Music does that to a lot of us. It captures and isolates that feeling and gives it life. Most of us can tell you our life story based on the songs playing in that particular time frame. Like the background music to the movie of our life. These are our "cavemen sitting around the campfire telling myths" moments. We capture them like the paintings on the cave walls for all of posterity to see. These songs are pieces of the drawings that will remain throughout eternity. They are sorrowful, happy, evocative of a special moment in a life and they are all "Fraught With Feelings". Let them lift you up or give you a pillow to cry on. No matter what, Dave Griffin, Rachel Grubb, Buddy Mondlock, Sarah Mac Band, Bradford Loomis, Ellen Bukstel, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald and Al Scortino will hold your hand on the journey and make sure you come home safely!

With joy.... Maggie & Mike.  Lucky Mud 


Life is full of distractions. Actually, life is THE distraction. The journey, not the destination. It is a never ending adventure until you hit the "terminal". Then it's over ... all she wrote... the final destiny... the end... Terminus. We all need some distraction to liven up the trip and make it fun or interesting or sometimes, just bearable. Here we are... a show full of "Distractions" from China Plates to Prison Movies to Cracks in Wells and Riders all told eloquently by The Rightly So, Grant Peeples, Eric Taylor, The New 76ers, Rachel Grubb, Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield, The Sarah Mac Band and The Strangled Darlings. Enjoy the road trip .... avoid the terminal... for a while anyway!

Safe Travels.   Maggie & Mike. Lucky Mud

Rhythm of Life  

There's a motion, movement that keeps us running smoothly through this life... or not, sometimes. The breath we breathe, our walking pace our speech patterns, the way our hands express thoughts, involuntarily. It's the rhythm of life. Sometimes we get thrown off path by a sudden change or interruption. A bump in our road. Getting our pace back in step is the goal sometimes, just regaining our equilibrium and feeling "normal". Sometimes those abrupt changes create a new path or attitude and that can be really good .... or really bad. But, although change is painful, it is necessary. These artists all have a pace and motion that sets this show on a path of thought, a path of self awareness or just ... a path... you decide .... featured artists are Wyatt Espalin, Dana Cooper, The Ashley Gang, Lucky Mud, Rebekah Pulley, The Rough & Tumble, Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald and Pierce Pettis.... catch the wave and ride it home on this "Rhythm of Life" ... 

On our own life path, Maggie & Mike.  Lucky Mud   Peace 

Movin On  

Move it ... get on the road... travelin blues. We all get that urge. Sometimes in a blue jalopy, sometimes a train ( I love trains) or just on foot. Gotta get goin'. Any way you choose to travel or whichever way you choose to go, we have a song for that. That's the great thing about music.... you always have a traveling' companion, a compadre to hoof it down the road with. These songs by Slim Fatz, Bradford Loomis, Lucky Mud, Achilles Wheel, Mean Mary, Pierce Pettis, Sally Spring and Ted Lyons and Beaucoup Blue will give you that boost you need to be movin' on. Go ahead, you know you got that feelin' down deep in your soul..... even if it's just down to the grocery store.... boogie on down the road!! We're right there with you.... 

Safe travels..... Maggie & Mike .... Lucky Mud