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The Leadfoot Band

by The Leadfoot Band

Tied together with three-part harmonies, the multi-dimensional grooves vary from intense pocket groove, two-steppin', straight bluegrass and newgrass, to plain straight headbanging. Features guests Patrick Sansone (Wilco) and Nikki Giblin.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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1. My Oh My
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2. Jailhouse
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3. End of the Day
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4. All My Friends
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5. Heavy Shtetl
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6. Other Side of Town
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7. Rolling Away
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8. Diesel
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9. Midnight Train
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10. Gold Hill Road
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Album Notes
The Leadfoot Band is:
Garrett Degnan: bass/ vocals/ dobjo track 7
Steve Haberichter: mandolin/ vocals/ dobro tracks 4, 8 & 9
Michael Holtz: percussion
Michael Vanier: guitar/ vocals/ harmonica track 9

with special guests
Patrick Sansone (Wilco): piano/ organ tracks 3,4 & 7
Nikki Giblin: vocals track 2

All songs arranged by The Leadfoot Band
Produced by The Leadfoot Band and Josh Shepera
Recording/ Mix engineer: Josh Shepera
Tracked at Minbal Studio, Chicago, IL
Mixed at The Mixon Administration, Chicago, IL
Mastered by Alex McPhearson at Yes Master Studios, Nashville, TN
Graphic Design/ CD pachage by Dan Spielman
Album photos by Jack Delano, 1942 / Public Domain
Duplication by Discmakers

For booking:

The Leadfoot Band would like to thank:
Josh Shepera for his recording prowess, Dan Spielman for his artwork and a huge thank you to all our family, friends, and fans for supporting us all the way.

About The Leadfoot Band
'Chicago's freshest post-bluegrass with tasty grooves served up spicy how you like it with lightening fast delivery.'
Chicago-based quartet The Leadfoot Band founded itself on bluegrass roots almost a decade ago and have branched out from there. Their influences include everything from The Band to Hank Williams, Sam Bush to Metallica, Split Lip Rayfield to Lou Reed and everything in between. Reformed in 2011 after more than a five-year hiatus, they have picked up steam and spread the wings of possibility, pushing their hard-driving, high-octane brand of bluegrass, roots, and rock-influenced acoustic music farther than before. This robust musical delicacy tantalizes the senses and gets the feet moving. It is a smokin' blend of styles suitable for any palette, summed up perfectly by musician Jaik Willis: "Chicago's freshest post-bluegrass served up spicy- just how you like it- with tasty grooves and lightning-fast delivery."
Leadfoot is releasing their first album in six years, self-titled "The Leadfoot Band," produced by Josh Shapera in Chicago with guest musician Pat Sansone of Wilco on keys. Breaking it down to the bare bones of strings, the band's lineup includes Steve Haberichter on mandolin, Mike Vanier on acoustic guitar, Garrett 'Geebs' Degnan on bass, all held together with the tight rhythm of Mike Holtz on a minimalist drum set. The band produces more sound than one would expect. Tied together with three-part harmonies, The Leadfoot Band's multi-dimensional grooves vary from intense, to pocket groove, to two-steppin', to straight bluegrass and Newgrass, to plain straight headbanging. Not what you normally get with a string trio and snap drum kit; The Leadfoot Band is definitely not your normal acoustic quartet.
The band has played all around the Midwest from Michigan to the Rocky Mountains, playing with such artists as Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, Drew Emmitt Band, Darol Anger, Split Lip Rayfield, Acoustic Hot Tuna, Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident), Hot Buttered Rum, Particle, Jeff Austin & Dave Johnston (Yonder Mountain String Band), Vince Welnick Band, Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), Sarah Watkins (Nickel Creek), The Special Consensus, and The Iguanas to name a few.
So what are you waiting for? You know you want some. Dig in!

"Musical styles come and go, but occasionally the good ones come back sounding fresh and new. Bluegrass is just one of those genres that are sprouting through the cracks of our concrete jungle and it feels great! In this proud new progressive blend, there is an excitability that is extremely refreshing. Leading the pack in Chicago is The Leadfoot Band."
Lumino Magazine

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