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In Dog's Country

by Billy Dechand

An indie rock musical comedy, but not your grandma's Broadway soundtrack. It's earthy and rough, recorded with NYC's finer indie rockers. It's sometimes gentle and haunting, other times it busts out.
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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1. Doggie Duet (w/ Ruth Keating)
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2. Overture
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3. I’ve Got It All (w/ Matt Sutton)
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4. The Night Is Dark and Cold (w/ Rose Thomson)
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5. High Above
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6. Kind (w/ Ruth Keating, Matt Sutton, Rose Thomson)
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7. Hey Jake (She’s So Fluffy) (w/ Ruth Keating)
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8. There’s A Little Dog In All Of Us (w/ Ruth Keating, Matt Sutton,
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9. Walk to the Market (w/ Ruth Keating)
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10. At What Cost Freedom (w/ Rose Thomson)
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11. Here Boy (w/ Ruth Keating, Alex Zimmer)
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12. Don’t Need No Hate
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13. Wolf Alone (w/ Ruth Keating, Matt Sutton, Rose Thomson)
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14. Been There, Done That
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15. Every Dog Has His Day
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"In Dog's Country" is a humorous indie pop/rock musical that tells the story of two dogs, a cat, a squirrel, and their relationship to The Man. Original music by veteran songwriter and recording artist Billy Dechand. Cast includes musicians Ruth Keating and Matt Sutton of Brooklyn's The Malarkies and Rose Thomson, formerly of Babe the Blue Ox. The Man is played by the Bronx’s own Alex Zimmer.
This is not your grandma's Broadway musical. "In Dog's Country" mixes the rawness of indie pop with smart songwriting that spans gentle whispers with a satisfying portion of howling. Humor abounds, but there are dark themes lurking in the depths as well, a trademark paradox in much of Billy’s work. So close your eyes and listen. If you’re not careful, you find yourself In Dog’s Country.

Billy Dechand as Jake (The Good Dog)
Ruth Keating as Mal (The Bad Dog)
Matt Sutton as Frisky (The Cat)
Rose Thomson as Ada (The Squirrel)
Alex Zimmer as The Man

1. Doggie Duet - Jake & Mal howl at the moon
2. Overture
3. I’ve Got It All - Frisky lives the good life
4. The Night Is Dark and Cold - Ada got it bad
5. High Above - Jake loves Ada
6. Kind - the whole gang wonders about The Man
7. Hey Jake (She’s So Fluffy) - Mal convinces Jake he lusts for blood, not love
8. There’s A Little Dog In All Of Us - the animals find common ground
9. Walk to the Market - Jake yanks The Man’s chain, then Mal yanks his
10. At What Cost Freedom - Ada asks Jake some heavy questions
11. Here Boy - Mal attacks The Man
12. Don’t Need No Hate - Jake to the rescue!
13. Wolf Alone - humiliated, Mal skulks off alone
14. Been There, Done That - Jake figures it out
15. Every Dog Has His Day - happy happy, joy joy

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Matt Schickele

One of Billy Dechand's Best Albums
Good musicals are rare. Good rock musicals even more so. And a musical written from the point of view of a dog is downright unique, I believe, to In Dog's Country by Billy Dechand. Oh, and, while there are some really funny spots, the music isn't silly as you might expect; in fact, a lot of it is really moving. So what we have here is a good rock musical, that isn't silly, from the point of view of a dog. Clearly this an unusual album.

If you know Billy's Dechand's music, this won't surprise you; he's an unusual musician. This album is full of excellent writing which is made to shine by a fantastic ensemble, including Matt Sutton and Ruth Keating of the Malarkies, and Rose Thomson of Babe the blue Ox and the Walking Hellos. All are excellent players and vocalists, and play their various rolls with skill and, quite importantly for these animal-rock songs, dignity. A separate shout needs to go out to Sutton, whose gorgeous guitar playing is the butter that infuses the album's cake.

The strongest tracks are the ensemble numbers such as "Kind", "There's a Little Dog in All of Us", and "Wolf Alone." "Kind", in particular, shows off not only the players but Billy Dechand's fine musical craftsmanship, slowly building with intertwining harmonies into a achingly beautiful climax.
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