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Great Big Family

by Truckstop Honeymoon

Songs of love, loss and hurricanes played on banjos, mandolins and trombones.
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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1. Mardi Gras in Kansas
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2. Great Big Family
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3. The River and The Lake
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4. The Girl I used to Be
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5. Beautiful Fire
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6. The Cover of The New York Times
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7. Georgia and Blue
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8. Blue Ribbon
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9. Movie Matinée
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10. Nobody Asks Me
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11. Don't Think
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12. He Ain't out of Date
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13. Sinner's Prayer
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14. Just About 17
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
\"They spit on enough conventions to keep things interesting\" The Onion
\"Bluegrass, Punk Rock and a palpable dose of Soul\" The Pitch, Kansas City

Since hurricane Katrina washed them out of New Orleans, Truckstop Honeymoon have traveled to the ends of the Earth and back, performing in Australia, Holland, Germany, Britain and throughout the US. Their music tells a story so honest and strange you know they didn’t make it up.

Katie learned whore-house piano and bucket bass in the streets of the French Quarter. There she met Mike, a banjo-slinging grifter who sold CDs he claimed cured hangovers and small-mindedness. After a court house wedding, the pair hit the road. They spent their wedding night in a truck stop somewhere between Lafayette and the Atchafalya Swamp. And so Truckstop Honeymoon was born.

On August 29 2005, flood waters submerged their home base in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. Truckstop Honeymoon were on tour when the storm hit and so on-tour is where they stayed. Mike and Katie played shows every night, lived out of their van and kept their two daughters entertained in convenience stores across America. But eventually, the road weary family parked their rig as far from any large body of water as they could get: Lawrence, Kansas.

\"Great Big Family\" is their 5th CD, and the songs build a bridge from the banks of the Mississippi to their new home on the banks of the Kansas River.

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Michael Stegner

Good but a Little Dark
Up untill now I've given Every Singlr Truckstop Honeymoon CD a 5+ rating, I love thair music and lyrics, However this one although Good and very worth Buying, is not upon first listening as catchy as previous efforts, After 2 and 3 listenings it grows on you. It's not that it's not good, it's just that it's a Darker feeling CD more about Loss and Death, and less of thair normal Wit and Humor, But seeing the past few years thay've been through it is understandable, there are a few more upbeat numbers about Family & such, but overall just a bit Dark. If you're a fan, by all means buy it, But if you're new to this band, I suggest trying thair CD Dimonds In The Asphalt First, Because I find it Thair Best CD Yet.
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