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THE MANLY DEEDS

by The Manly Deeds

Released July 1, 2014

Purchase at Bandcamp or iTunes

Stream at Spotify or Google Play

Escaping the city and setting up camp on an old family plot in western Maryland, the band converted a 19th century barn to a recording studio and tracked the entire album in two days. The effort resulted in 11 songs, mostly originals with a few old time standards mixed in. The new album boasts a number of firsts for the band. This is the first album to feature new member Jacob Panic on banjo, adding a dynamic lead to many of the songs. The use of new instruments like a full drum kit, bowed saw and electric guitar helped push the band’s traditional and homespun acoustic sound in a fuller direction. Longtime collaborator, Baltimore pedal steel legend Dave Hadley, also returns to play a prominent role on the album.