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Mad Cat Trio EP

by Bad Livers w/ Erik Hokkanen

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A rare collection of tunes from the Bad Livers archive. Recorded and engineered by Danny Barnes this is a 4 song booking demo for the "Mad Cat Trio," a Bad Livers subgroup for local gigs in the Austin area. Besides being a local bandleader of his own right, Erik is also the fiddler on several tracks of the first two Bad Livers releases.


released July 15, 2021

Danny Barnes: Banjo, guitar, voice
Erik Hokkanen, Fiddle, mandolin, voice
Mark Rubin, string bass

Recorded at Danny's house on a 4 track TEAC tape machine sometime between 1993-94.


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Mark Rubin, Jew of Oklahoma New Orleans, Louisiana

Oklahoma-born, Texas-reared, and now living in New Orleans, multi-instrumentalist Mark Rubin is an unabashed Southern Jew.

Known equally for his muscular musicianship and larger-than-life persona. Over an accomplished 30+ year career, he has accompanied or produced a virtual who’s-who of American traditional music. With Danny Barnes, he founded Pioneer Proto-Americana band the Bad Livers
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