Out From Under

Michael McDermott

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  1. 1 Cal-Sag Road 04:36 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Gotta Go To Work 03:47 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Knocked Down 04:19 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Sad Songs 04:23 Lyrics
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  5. 5 This World Will Break Your Heart 03:58 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Out From Under 04:17 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Celtic Sea 04:04 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Rubber Band Ring 03:38 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Never Goin' Down Again 04:01 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Sideways 04:39 Lyrics
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  11. 11 God Help Us 04:06 Lyrics
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Willow Springs

Michael McDermott

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  1. 1 Willow Springs 06:25
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  2. 2 These Last Few Days 04:01
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  3. 3 Getaway Car 03:58
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  4. 4 Soldiers Of The Same War 04:44
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  5. 5 Butterfly 04:37
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  6. 6 Half Empty Kinda Guy 04:19
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  7. 7 One Minus One 04:37
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  8. 8 Folksinger 03:38
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  9. 9 Let A Little Light In 03:36
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  10. 10 Shadow In The Window 07:01 Lyrics Free
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  11. 11 Willie Rain 03:24
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  12. 12 What Dreams May Come 04:42
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"Michael McDermott is one of the best songwriters in the world and possibly the greatest undiscovered rock n roll talent of the last 20 years." - Author Stephen King

Michael doesn't have one, but 2 of the Top 10 Records of 2016"—Karen Miller- BBC 
  
"The Best Album I've heard in years"—Mike Morrison- American Roots UK 
  
“Blending poignant observations with captivating imagery, McDermott again cements his status as one of the great songwriters of his generation.”—Roots Music Report 

 “Willow Springs is an album to savour, one to admire and one that salutes the human heart for all its frailties, faults and fervour.”—Lonesome Highway 

  “…today he has recorded the kind of collection that sounds like it will live forever. There is a depth of life that runs through songs like "These Last Few Days," "Half-Empty Kinda Guy," and "What Dreams May Come" that is so rarely heard now it's like they've disappeared.”—Bentley’s Bandstand/ The Morton Report 
  
 “With Dylanesque vocals and writing that can have him following in Loudon Wainwright’s footsteps forever, this is a real contemporary folkie set that hit’s the target and slays all the pretenders.  Hot stuff that acoustic singer/songwriter fans will utterly flip for.”—Midwest Record 
 

Hit Me Back

Michael McDermott

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Produced, Engineered, Arranged and Mixed by C.J. Eiriksson

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  1. 1 Hit Me Back 03:50
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  2. 2 Let It Go 03:50
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  3. 3 The Prettiest Girl in the World 04:04
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  4. 4 Dreams About Trains 05:08
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  5. 5 I Know A Place 05:09
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  6. 6 Ever After 04:38
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  7. 7 Scars From Another Life 04:28
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  8. 8 Is There A Kiss Left On Your Lips 03:58
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  9. 9 She's Gonna Kill Me 04:23 Free
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  10. 10 A Deal With The Devil 03:49
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  11. 11 The Silent Will Soon Be Singing 06:23
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  12. 12 Where The River Meets The Sea 03:12
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  13. 13 Italy 02:33
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Hey La Hey

Michael McDermott

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This was recorded in Nashville with Lex Price, who did a masterful job with Roger Montenot and Lij Shaw who engineered the album. Lex put together a ridiculously good band and we knocked this one out in about 2 weeks if my memory serves me correctly. We had originally not recorded "So Am I " as an uptempo tune but rather just had the ballad. I felt that the album was missing that element that was evoked by "So Am I " as a toe tapper. We reassembled the guys, and knocked it out in a few hours. I'm relieved we have it and that it starts the album. The last two songs written just a few days before we started the record were "Hey La Hey" and "Carry Your Cross". Can't imagine this record without those two.

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  1. 1 So Am I 03:50 Info
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  2. 2 Hard To Break 04:00 Info
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  3. 3 I Wanna Know Why 03:38
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  4. 4 Great American Novel 04:18
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  5. 5 Room 411 03:39 Info
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  6. 6 The Year It All Went Wrong 04:33 Info
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  7. 7 Hey La Hey 03:36
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  8. 8 Dream Come True 03:47
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  9. 9 The Ballad Of Johnny Diversey 04:33 Info
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  10. 10 Carry Your Cross 04:30 Info
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  11. 11 So Am I *Bonus Track (Nashville Version) 04:49
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Noise From Words

Michael McDermott

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I recorded an entire record in Brian Wilson's studio in Los Angeles, well Santa Monica technically. After finishing it I knew i hadn't made a great record. I went back to Chicago and with Bobby O'Mullan's help we recorded another batch of tunes, pretty stripped down, pretty bare boned and we put the took the best stuff from the LA stuff and the best of the Chicago stuff and put them together. In that in-between period I wrote "Still Ain't Over You Yet" of which Dan Navarro of Lowen and Navarro said , "you HAVE to record that song, it's one of the best songs I've EVER heard " My dear friend Joe Cassidy produced that for me in his house.

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  1. 1 Mess Of Things 03:09 Info
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  2. 2 Still Ain't Over You Yet 05:33 Info
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  3. 3 Tread Lightly 03:27
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  4. 4 The American In Me 03:27 Lyrics Free
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  5. 5 A Kind Of Love Song 03:36 Info
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  6. 6 No Words 03:15
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  7. 7 All My Love 03:40 Info
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  8. 8 Just A Little Blue 02:58
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  9. 9 Broken 04:38
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  10. 10 A Long Way From Heaven 04:00
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  11. 11 My Father's Son 04:43
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  12. 12 I Shall Be Healed 04:24 Info
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Ashes

Michael McDermott

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This was recorded in Los Angeles, Houston, and Chicago. Dan Petty and Joe Hardy were masterful on this album. Mark Clark was instrumental in helping finish this record. Mike Malinin of the Goo Goo Dolls helped out. Jay Belrose (Beck). This is one of my favorite records. Covers a lot of terrain musically. A few of these songs still find their way into my set list nightly, which says a lot. "Dance With Me" made Stephen King's top downloads of the year for "Entertainment Weekly" and it was put in a movie called "Cherry Crush". In Houston we recorded at Foam Box which is Billy Gibbon's (ZZ TOP) studio. Billy's a funny guy. Took some money off me in a dice game. He has one of Jimi Hendrix's guitars, i saw it ....was pretty cool.

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  1. 1 Arm Yourself 04:50 Info
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  2. 2 One Way To Go 03:52 Info
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  3. 3 Hellfire In The Holyland 03:46 Info
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  4. 4 Baby I 04:14
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  5. 5 Dance With Me 05:14 Info
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  6. 6 Hold Back A River 04:11 Info
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  7. 7 Darkest Night Of All 04:32 Info
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  8. 8 Grace Of God 03:19
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  9. 9 Everything I Got 05:04 Info
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  10. 10 Sword Of Damocles 03:57
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  11. 11 Gonna Be Good 03:28
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  12. 12 Can't Sleep Tonight 03:45 Info
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  13. 13 Around The World 04:26 Info
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Last Chance Lounge

Michael McDermott

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  1. 1 Getting Off The Dime 04:45
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  2. 2 Broken Down Fence 04:38
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  3. 3 Unemployed 04:15
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  4. 4 Spark 05:03 Info
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  5. 5 Murder On Her Lips 04:40
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  6. 6 Hand Of The Hunter 04:41
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  7. 7 20 Miles South Of Nowhere 04:09
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  8. 8 Annie And the Aztec Cross 05:40 Info
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  9. 9 Bourbon Blue 04:06 Info
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  10. 10 Leave Her To Heaven 04:35 Info
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  11. 11 Aces & Eights 04:40 Info
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  12. 12 Thinkin' About You 04:13 Info
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  13. 13 Junkie Girl 04:47
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Bourbon Blue

Michael McDermott

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This record was recorded in Chicago. During a very dark time in my life personally. I spent the last of my own money to make this with Chris Shepard at CRC studios, with the exception of "Junkie Girl" which i did at my home studio. We tried doing it in the studio, but it just never sounded as cool as my demo. I was pretty deep into drugs during this time so my recollections are pretty vague. "Rhythm of The River ""My Sweet Rapier" and "Lady Jack Of Irons" are my faves....just because i think they are representative of what a dark world I was living in at the time, and it's nice to look back on it and be grateful I'm still alive. Hallelujah !

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  1. 1 20 Miles South Of Nowhere (from Knockaround Guys) 04:11 Info
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  2. 2 My Sweet Rapier 03:56 Info
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  3. 3 Jezebel 03:26 Info
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  4. 4 Junkie Girl 04:47 Info
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  5. 5 Hand Of The Hunter 04:42
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  6. 6 Murder On Her Lips 04:42 Info
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  7. 7 Rhythm Of The River 04:11 Info
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  8. 8 Days That Try Your Patience 04:50
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  9. 9 Lady Jack Of Irons 05:27 Info
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  10. 10 When The Irish Were Kings Of New York 06:05 Info
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  11. 11 Morning Never Brings 04:32
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  12. 12 Bourbon Blue 04:06 Info
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Michael McDermott

Michael McDermott

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My last record on a major label. This was made over the course of 3 months down in Memphis Tennessee. Made pretty much with just me and Joe Hardy. Was a great experiment, and I think might be the best collection of tunes I had. Was probably too ambitious of myself trying to do everything and that is probably my only regret. Did have Klem and Jack Carpender play on a little bit, but was doing more stuff with loops and me banging on things. Hardy is a genius but I think I may have tied his hands a bit wanting to be a one man band. Wrote "Charlie Boy " during recording at the hotel I lived at for the entire stay. Until a crazy girl tried to burn it down with me in it! Stephen King came down to Memphis on that Halloween 1995. i remember we went to see a new movie called "Pulp Fiction" then to the Rendezvous for ribs. About 5 minutes after we sat down he had a line of ten people wanting autographs. Had never really hung out with a celebrity but that was certainly a night where I got a glimpse of what they go through on a daily basis.

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  1. 1 Bells 05:31 Info
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  2. 2 My Own Little World 04:46 Info
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  3. 3 Forever 05:39 Info
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  4. 4 Forgotten 05:20 Info
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  5. 5 Say Hey Charlie Boy 06:24 Info
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  6. 6 Suzie's Got A Brand New Hat 04:33 Info
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  7. 7 Summer Days 04:34 Info
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  8. 8 Deirdre Dances 05:55 Info
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  9. 9 Legendary 05:22 Info
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  10. 10 Wounded 06:17 Info
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  11. 11 Come Around Mary 05:17 Info
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  12. 12 Its Killin Me 04:32 Info
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