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by Greensky Bluegrass

Calamity and uncontrollable circumstance is what waits outside our door. It’s enough to make a man lock himself away for days on end. But in doing so, we cut ourselves off from love and friendship and all the small, lovely moments awaiting us in the uncertainty and vicissitudes of the world. Still, it’s hard to wake each day and not be gripped – chest tight, mind chattering – by all the might-be’s and could-have-beens. Handguns plows directly into these hard fields, clear-eyed and determined to break new ground as it tears up the weeds and bullshit in our collective path. It is unflinchingly acknowledged that where there is beauty there is also pain, but we must make our way into the day-to-day malaise just the same. Prickly truths roam around Handguns, not the least the title cut’s lingering refrain: “Handguns make less mistakes without love to feel anything.” We creatures of meat and blood and feelings lack the cool efficiency of a firearm. We’re messy and our powder doesn’t al
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1. Don't Lie
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2. Handguns
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3. Cold Feet
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4. Beauty and Pain
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5. No Idea
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6. I'd Probably Kill You
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7. Jaywalking
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8. Lose My Way
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9. Blood Sucking F(r)iends
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10. Better Off
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11. Before Bring Out Your Dead
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12. Bring Out Your Dead
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13. Hot Dogs (On Parade)
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14. All Four
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Album Notes
1 Don't Lie - A. Beck & P. Hoffman
2 Handguns - P. Hoffman
3 Cold Feet - D. Bruzza
4 Beauty and Pain - P. Hoffman
5 No Idea - P. Hoffman
6 I'd Probably Kill You - P. Hoffman
7 Jaywalking - P. Hoffman
8 Lose My Way - P. Hoffman
9 Blood Sucking F(r)iends - D. Bruzza
10 Better Off - P. Hoffman
11 Before Bring out your Dead - P. Hoffman
12 Bring out your Dead - P. Hoffman
13 Hot Dogs (On Parade) - D. Bruzza
14 All Four - P. Hoffman


Anders Beck - Resophonic Guitar, Drop Steel, Lap Steel
Michael Arlen Bont -Banjo, Vocals
Dave Bruzza - Guitar, Vocals
Michael Devol - Upright Bass, Vocals
Paul Hoffman - Mandolin, Ukulele, Wurlitzer, Vocals


Chad Bement - Saxophone (track 6)
Glenn Brown - Harmony Vocals (track 1), Buchla (track 11,12)
Rachael Davis - Harmony Vocals (track 4,8,10)
Drew "Captain Midnight" Howard - Pedal Steel (track 2)
Jen Sygit - Harmony Vocals (track 9)
Tyler Vander Maas - Trombone (track 6)
Andrew Wilson - Trumpet (track 6)


Recorded at GBP Studio in East Lansing, MI - January 21-29, 2011
Produced by Greensky Bluegrass
Executive Produced by Matthew Beck
Engineered & Mixed by Glenn Brown (Glenn Brown Productions)
Artwork & Layout by Rachel Flanigan

GREENSKY BLUEGRASS would like to thank the awesome fans and supportive friends; our loving parents & families; Glenn Brown; Danny Barnes; Mike Lynch; Stan Werbin & Elderly Instruments; Brian Galloup; Melissa Bont; Amy Hoffman; Alan Ronquillo; Alison Bermant; Mike Kronk; Emma Dunne; Nate & Sarah Haroldson; Ian Gorman; LeAnne Fowlkes; Scott Law; Pastor Tim; Ash Green; Cakes; Dave Weissman; Jacob Wargo; Brandon Mann & Crescendo Artists; Planet Bluegrass; Bell's Brewery; Grey Area Productions; Hoxeyville Music Festival; YMSB, RRE, Cervantes; Sam Guidry; Super Homeboy; Bill Chesney & Rough Draft Designs; CD Baby; Alan Heasley; Mike Partridge; Kevin Gregory; Jam Cruise; Al Bates; Derek Smith; Steve Olson; Tie Dye Thom; Derek Copp; Zac Ziegler; Gus Skinas; Vance Powell;

Greensky Bluegrass endorses DPA Microphones, Eventide products, & Sennheiser Professional Audio products
Anders Beck endorses Fishman Electronics & D'Addario Strings
Michael Arlen Bont endorses Robinson Banjos & GHS Strings
Dave Bruzza endorses K&K Sound Systems Pickups, Galloup Guitars & Grace Designs
Michael Devol endorses Mesa/Boogie Engineering
Paul Hoffman endorses Newson Mandolins, D'Addario Strings, & Schertler Transducers

Copyright 2011, Big Blue Zoo Records
Tracks 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,10,11,12,14 Grow Bananas Publishing (ASCAP)
Tracks 3,9,13 Where's My Tool Box? (ASCAP)
Horn arrangement for "I'd Probably Kill You" composed by Andrew Wilson

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