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Farmhands and Factory Girls

by The Milkhouse Heaters

Americana stories painted with male/female duel vocal harmonies on a canvas of distinctive roots-oriented music that includes elements of folk, country, punk and blues resulting in catchy songs that stay with the listener.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. Punchin' Holes in Canvas
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2. Old Marching Band
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3. For Your Life
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4. Has Been
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5. Shutting the Old Plant Down
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6. Lifetime Guarantee
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7. Escape from Crete
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8. Lying Tooth
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9. Candyland
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10. Took All the Sunshine
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11. Kissing Bridge
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12. Runaway Grace Train
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Farmhands and Factory Girls Cd liner notes:

The Milkhouse Heaters are:
Mike Sheehy - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Nashville high strung guitar, and harmonica
Jan Sheehy - bass and vocals

Guest musicians:
Ranee Duncan - cello
Ben Carr - drums
Additional crowd vocal track on Candyland: Ranee Duncan, Erik Schiff and Pete Weiss

Recorded at Verdant Studio, Southern Vermont
Produced by Mike Sheehy, Jan Sheehy and Pete Weiss
Engineered by Pete Weiss
Mastered at Patch Hill Mastering
Master engineered by Peter Linnane
Artwork and layout © Charlie Hunter

All songs © Mike Sheehy (BMI) except for "Shutting the Old Plant Down" and "Runaway Grace Train" © Mike Sheehy (BMI) and Jan Sheehy (ASCAP)

In the early days, Mike played bass while Jan sang lead and played guitar. They could often be found kicking around the Boston music scene. They received airplay on several of the city’s radio stations and were nominated for a Boston Music Award in 2001. They have shared the stage with The Black Crowes, Corey Glover, Fuel, Feeder, and Hum as well as playing the Boston leg of The Vans Warped Tour. Their songs are on numerous compilations alongside the likes of G. Love and Special Sauce, Jack Johnson, Burning Spear, and The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones. Their music has been licensed to television shows on ABC, VH1, MTV, ESPN, and ESPN 2.


Mike and Jan bought land in rural Vermont in 2003 and started building their home, doing most of the work themselves. This is where the humble seeds of The Milkhouse Heaters were planted. Mike bought an acoustic guitar, and began writing Americana songs. With Jan on bass, they honed their sound and played their first show as The Milkhouse Heaters in 2010.

Mike and Jan have added several notches to their musical belt, including closing for Billy Bragg as part of a WOOL Black Sheep Radio fundraiser and opening for Fred Eaglesmith at The Shoulder to the Plough concert, which benefitted the farmers devastated by Hurricane Irene. Two of their songs are featured on The Shoulder to the Plough CD, which was recorded live at the Rockingham Meeting House in 2011.
Since then, The Milkhouse Heaters have been playing nearly every weekend around New England and were invited to play the 14th Annual Roots on the River Festival.

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