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Nobody Needs to Know (unfinished) last updated Jan 19, 2024

Tryin' to try

This album is currently unfinished. I am planning to add other instruments, harmonies, etc...

Recorded and produced by Houghton, Holmes and Clark 2023

Houghton -- upright bass, mandolin, harmony and back up vocals

Clark - Acoustic guitar and vocals all songs, electric bass on Ain't living right, vocal harmonies on things missed

Holmes - lead

This album is currently unfinished. I am planning to add other instruments, harmonies, etc...

Recorded and produced by Houghton, Holmes and Clark 2023

Houghton -- upright bass, mandolin, harmony and back up vocals

Clark - Acoustic guitar and vocals all songs, electric bass on Ain't living right, vocal harmonies on things missed

Holmes - lead guitar (resonator and electric), harmonica

Brian Vastine - banjo on Put it in a letter and This far behind, vocal harmony on Drowning out to sea

Scott Heron - Banjo on Nobody Needs to Know and moral stand, Mandolin on Broken Down Dreams, vocal harmonies on Broken down dreams, Mississippi, Ain't living right

Betsy Heron - Fiddle on Nobody Needs to Know and Mark's Final Song, vocal harmonies on broken down dreams, Mississippi, Ain't living right and This far behind

Steve Varnum - vocal harmony/call and response Drunk and disillusioned and Asking why

Drums and percussion - Robbie Otto

All songs originally written by Houghton - chords, keys, melodies, lyrics adapted by Clark

All songs copyrighted

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Joey Clark and the big hearts

Cats on the frontier "live"

Recorded in front of an audience live at West Street Ward House in Concord NH on March 25, 2023.

credits

released May 1, 2023 

Guitar, Voice, Harmonica - Joey Clark 
Dobro - Mac Holmes 
Upright bass - Larry Houghton 
Recorded, Engineered and Produced by Joey Clark & the Big Hearts 
Songs written by Joey Clark 
Special guest: Brian Vastine, banjo on "Southbound Train" 
Cover art by Joey Clark 
Special thanks to Drew Willard and Jacob Kallander

all rights reserved

Past projects (albums)

Slow Rollin' Northbound

Peabody's Coal Train

This album contains all originals written by various artist from Peabody's Coal Train. I would say that this music is "Americana" music, a blend of rock and roll, country, bluegrass, old time traditional music, swing, blues and folk styles.

Houghton - recorded, co-mixed, mastered and produced, upright bass "Let me lie let me loose", "The Letting

This album contains all originals written by various artist from Peabody's Coal Train. I would say that this music is "Americana" music, a blend of rock and roll, country, bluegrass, old time traditional music, swing, blues and folk styles.

Houghton - recorded, co-mixed, mastered and produced, upright bass "Let me lie let me loose", "The Letting go"

Jason Teaster - acoustic guitar, vocals, Dave Anderson vocals, harmonica, Steve Cybulski vocals, banjo, Dave Carroll vocals, mandolin, , Scott Hayes, vocals, guitar and dobro, Marc Fraley - Electric bass.

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Not so Perfect

Type A

All original songs - "Muppet type" music based on a Classic Rock and Roll

Houghton - Produced, mixed, mastered - Acoustic, electric guitar, vocals, electric bass, keys, song writing (Little white envelope, what about me, Mr. G likes to rock, Wheels, Ain't what it seems, Chew, Say and do, Seaweed)

Larry Houghton (musician and producer): 1) Perfect:

All original songs - "Muppet type" music based on a Classic Rock and Roll

Houghton - Produced, mixed, mastered - Acoustic, electric guitar, vocals, electric bass, keys, song writing (Little white envelope, what about me, Mr. G likes to rock, Wheels, Ain't what it seems, Chew, Say and do, Seaweed)

Larry Houghton (musician and producer): 1) Perfect: Electric guitar, 2) ancient river: Lead Electric guitar 3) Ain’t what it seems: Electric guitar and lead and harmony vocals, 4) hip hop comedy song: Electric Guitar, backup vocals, 5) Say and do: Acoustic guitar, piano, lead vocals, 6) little white envelope: Lead and harmony vocals, Acoustic guitar, 7) Smell the flowers: Organ, 8) Seaweed: Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, lead vocals, keys, Bass riff 9) wheels: lead and harmony vocals, Piano, 10) chew: Lead and vocals, Acoustic guitar, 11) Living your life on the internet: Electric guitar, vocals, Synthesizer, 12) Feeling low down: Organ 13) What about me: Lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, lead electric guitar, and bass, 14) awkward situation: Piano, 15) Mr. G likes to rock, Lead Electric guitar, vocals 16) silver fox: Lead Electric guitar

Cody Howe: Lead electric guitar: Ain’t what it seems, Chew: Harmonica and Piano

Ricky Mapleton: Bass: all songs except for What about me, Lead vocals: Perfect, hip hop comedy song, silver fox, awkward situation, Mr. G likes to rock, living your life on the internet. Backup vocals: chew, say and do, and seaweed

Ryan Fitzpatrick: Acoustic guitar and vocals: Perfect, hip hop, ancient river, silver fox, smell the flowers, feeling low down, awkward situation, Mr. G likes to rock

Rob Otto: Lead Electric guitar: Say and do, smell the flowers, feeling low down, seaweed, Drums: Wheels, Smell the flowers, Say and do, Seaweed, Awkward situation, what about me, Percussion and egg: Wheels and Seaweed Chris Higgins: Drums: Little White envelope, Chew, Ain’t what it seems

Phil Clarner: Mandolin: perfect, Hip Hop Comedy song, Mr G likes to Rock Banjo: What about me and Silver Fox Acoustic Guitar: Silver Fox

Sam Perron: Drums: Living your life on the internet and Feeling Low Down, Lead Guitar: Awkward situation

Chuck Houghton: Drums: Perfect, Hiphop Comedy song, ancient river, Mr G likes to rock, and Silver Fox

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What in Tarnation

Hickory Horned Devils

Originals and traditional tunes.

Houghton - recorded, produced, mixed and mastered, upright bass, back up vocals, some song writing (Sad Dog Alley and Tell me)

Band members included; Britt Lundgren - fiddle, Will Platt - mandolin, acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals, Phil Clarner lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, Ray Ciemny claw

Originals and traditional tunes.

Houghton - recorded, produced, mixed and mastered, upright bass, back up vocals, some song writing (Sad Dog Alley and Tell me)

Band members included; Britt Lundgren - fiddle, Will Platt - mandolin, acoustic guitar, lead and harmony vocals, Phil Clarner lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, Ray Ciemny claw hammer banjo, banjo ukulele, harmonica, and vocals, Larry Houghton upright bass, back up vocals, Jenn Albee - lead vocals.

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Mud Season

Tmud and the Spuds

All originals written by the band. Special guest Robbie Otto on drums on Sad Dog Alley. This CD was recorded and produced by Robbie Otto.

Houghton - upright bass, back up vocals, some song writing

Band members: Tyler Mudrick - Vocals, acoustic guitar, song writer, Mac Holmes - resonator guitar, vocals, song writer, Cody Howe - Banjo, Acoustic

All originals written by the band. Special guest Robbie Otto on drums on Sad Dog Alley. This CD was recorded and produced by Robbie Otto.

Houghton - upright bass, back up vocals, some song writing

Band members: Tyler Mudrick - Vocals, acoustic guitar, song writer, Mac Holmes - resonator guitar, vocals, song writer, Cody Howe - Banjo, Acoustic guitar, mandolin, song writer, Larry Houghton - upright bass, vocals, songwriter, Phil Clarner - Banjo (old man), acoustic guitar (lead on Ain't no goodway, mandolin (Watching the world go by)

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Holdin my head up high

Tmud and the Spuds

A mix of originals and traditional, folk and rock and roll covers.

Houghton - produced, recorded, mixed and mastered, upright bass and back up vocals

Band members: Tyler Mudrick - Vocals, acoustic guitar, song writer, Mac Holmes - resonator guitar, vocals, Cody Howe - Banjo, Acoustic guitar, mandolin, Larry Houghton - upright bass, vocals, M.C.

A mix of originals and traditional, folk and rock and roll covers.

Houghton - produced, recorded, mixed and mastered, upright bass and back up vocals

Band members: Tyler Mudrick - Vocals, acoustic guitar, song writer, Mac Holmes - resonator guitar, vocals, Cody Howe - Banjo, Acoustic guitar, mandolin, Larry Houghton - upright bass, vocals, M.C. Archer (Fiddle and vocals)

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In No Particular Order

Jackass Menagerie

Originals - folk rock band

Houghton - acoustic guitar, upright bass, helped with mixing, song writing (Drunk and Disillusioned, Everyday, asking why)

Band members included Nicholas Polys on electric and acoustic guitar and vocals, Larry Houghton on upright bass, acoustic guitar, and egg shaker, Brian Olsen on Sax, harmonica and vocals, Jonathan

Originals - folk rock band

Houghton - acoustic guitar, upright bass, helped with mixing, song writing (Drunk and Disillusioned, Everyday, asking why)

Band members included Nicholas Polys on electric and acoustic guitar and vocals, Larry Houghton on upright bass, acoustic guitar, and egg shaker, Brian Olsen on Sax, harmonica and vocals, Jonathan Cohen acoustic guitar, keys and vocals, Scott Klopfer vocals, electric bass, and acoustic guitar, Ken Convery on drums, and Mike St. Germaine percussion

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Getting down live

Spooky Legs

Houghton - recorded live, upright bass

Spooky legs was a pick up band led by Kat Mills on acoustic guitar and vocals, Nicholas Polys on banjo and vocals joined by Larry Houghton upright bass and Christian Hern on Mandolin. The songs on this page are from a recording of a gig that we played in 2004 somewhere on a gazebo. Spooky legs is named after

Houghton - recorded live, upright bass

Spooky legs was a pick up band led by Kat Mills on acoustic guitar and vocals, Nicholas Polys on banjo and vocals joined by Larry Houghton upright bass and Christian Hern on Mandolin. The songs on this page are from a recording of a gig that we played in 2004 somewhere on a gazebo. Spooky legs is named after the dance that many dancers do at Grateful Dead concerts. Kat Mills is a professional musician, singer song writer. She has some incredible albums. Check her out on the web. https://www.facebook.com/katmillsmusic/

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