The Milkman & Sons | Thirteen Years of Bad Luck

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Thirteen Years of Bad Luck

by The Milkman & Sons

"Thirteen Years of Bad Luck" is the second single off the soon to be released break-up album; Hurt by Love, Healed by Music, an electric studio album by The Milkman & Sons, a band that pays homage to American Roots music
Genre: Blues: Harmonica Blues
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The Milkman & Sons is a Brooklyn based band that pays homage to American Roots music of the past and specializes in Traditional Blues and Prohibition Jazz. They are known for their ability to take audiences in a musical time machine by playing the music of such varied notables as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and Little Walter as well as original music written in a similar style.

While the band is always fronted by singer/songwriter, harmonica player and guitarist, Marcus (The Milkman) Milius, he is accompanied by his ‘Sons’, a rotating cast of local musicians. The band usually performs as a trio but can expand to a sextet including drums or even adding horns. They developed their craft playing up to six nights a week at local bars, restaurants and events. Marcus has long backed up other musicians as a sideman, playing all over the US, Japan, Europe and Scandinavia. Now he’s ready to step out on his own.

This is the first time The Milkman & Sons have done a studio album, thanks to the assistance of producer/bassist Jeff Kerestes. Vocal, harmonica, guitar, bass and drum recording was all done live, in one day, in February 2018 at Atomic Sound in Redhook, Brooklyn. What you will hear is a more electric take on music of the past influenced by Tom Waits, Dr. John, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding and Hank Williams. In the tradition of break-up albums you will journey through songs of anger, confusion, regret, nostalgia, pain and finally hope.

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"So Long"
All music and lyrics by Marcus Milius copyright 2019

Thirteen years of bad luck now you’re gone
It hurts to see you go but it’s good luck from now on

Like a black cat crossing you cursed me with your love
Now your mean kind of loving is what I’m finally free of

I didn’t believe in the lord until he brought me you
But now that I’ve had you I believe in the devil too

You sold me a low down deal now ain’t that a crying shame
But I’m the one who bought it so I only got myself to blame

Bye, bye
So long
Bye, by
So long
Well it’s bye, bye baby and good luck from now on

Vocals, Harmonica and Acoustic Guitar by Marcus Milius
Electric Guitar by Adam Brisbin
Electric Bass by Jeff Kerestes
Drums and Percussion by Brad Wentworth
Keyboards by Zac Rae
Saxophones by Tom Abbott
Background Vocals by Karl Meyer and Jeff Kerestes
Produced by Jeff Kerestes
Engineered and Mixed by Matt Shane
Mastered by Alex DeTurk
Recorded at Atomic Sound, Brooklyn, NY



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