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Beggars & Thieves CD by Hooligans

Bozeman, Montana based band Hooligans is pleased to announce the release of its debut recording BEGGARS and THIEVES. Produced by Little Feat founder/keyboardist Bill Payne and Vootie Productions’ Tom Garnsey, the nine song recording features original material co-written by Garnsey and Payne, guitarist Bob Britten and late Hooligans guitarist David Troy, as well as a couple of carefully chosen covers from Richard Thompson and Natalie Merchant and a reworking of the Appalachian folk ballad “Katy Cruel”. Of special significance is "7th Daughter" one of sixteen songs co-written by Bill Payne and legendary Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter this past year. The record also features guest spots from Tim O'Brien on fiddle, New Orleans’ own Spencer Bohren on lap steel, Jimmy Lange on keyboards, reggae great Pato Banton on vocals and Alison Garnsey on backing vocals. Beggars and Thieves comfortably and seamlessly straddles several genres of music from rock to blues, reggae to folk and Americana, all filtered through decades of live performance to create a rootsy sound unique to Hooligans.

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We’ve made a record finally and we don’t take it lightly- we’ve waited a long time and it was fun and scary and exciting all at once and we hope you like it. We made it mostly for our parents and friends but the further we went the prouder we got so here it is. HAVE FUN- WE DID.

Tim O’Brien – Fiddle on “Katy Cruel” Spencer Bohren – Lap Steel Guitar on “Devil in your Smile”

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    If I Had a Mind To 06:50
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    Devil in Your Smile 05:23
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    Katy Cruel 04:52
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    7th Daughter 05:08
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    Topsy Turvy World 05:37
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Beggars and Thieves was recorded over a couple of weeks in the fall of 2012 at Yellowstone House, an 1870's log home on the banks of the Yellowstone River, with the towering Absaroka- Beartooth mountains looming over the proceedings and chicken burritos on the grille. The tracks were recorded and engineered by Grammy Award winner Cornell "Doc" Wiley, a Bozeman resident whose work includes U2, Prince, and Whitney Houston.  Mastering for Beggars and Thieves was completed by multiple Grammy winner Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering whose credits include Robert Plant/Alison Krauss's Raising Sand, The Who, Elton John, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton and Phish, to list but a few.