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Recorded Sept and Oct 2010 in Mike's house and Woodhenge Studio.

"If this house could talk!!! Its been home to several musicians since the 1890's. A lady lived here in the 40s'/50's. Her father worked at Continental Steel and played standup bass in many swing bands. She told me her father kept his gear and rehearsed in the parlor room where the drums where recorded for LUCKY MAN cd, (from where im writing this now!).... My parents, brother and i moved in during the summer of 1976. My little sister was born here a couple years later. While i was growing up, my dad's bands used to rehearse in the basement, before the studio was built. Before that, he used to rehearse in the parlor room! Marshall 8x10 cabs and all! In highschool, after the studio was built, my bands rehearsed in the basement. In Oct 2006, my parents decided to move to the country. It now belongs to me and my family. Its funny to be sleeping in my old childhood bedroom! It sure felt natural to be playing so loudly in the house! I could just hear the house..."Oh no! Not THIS again!".....
Feels like home to me!"

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released December 3, 2010

Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel:
Mike Milligan- Vocals, Guitar, Piano, & Organ. Shaun Milligan- Bass Guitar. Robert “Tiny” Cook- Drums & Backing Vocals

Special Guests:
Lilyanne Milligan- toy piano on…. outro
Maceo Milligan- Vocals on A Place in the Sun.
“Southside” Stevie Berek- Harmonica on Will it go Round in Circles? .
Bart Walker- Guitar on Meat & Three.
Darnell Smith-Percussion on A Place in the Sun, Lucky Man, & Will it go Round in Circles?.
Karen Taffe, Linda Smith, and Suzanne Milligan- Background Vocals on The Dark End of the Street.

Horns on Lucky Man, Sunshine Today, Busted, The Dark End of the Street- John Morse-Arrangements/Trombone, Chris Drabyn-Trumpet, Kevin Flanagan- Saxophone.

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Andy Kennedy for Woodhenge Recordings, Kokomo, IN.
Recorded Sept 27,28, @ The Homestead, Oct. 6,7,12,19, 2010 @ Woodhenge Studio, Kokomo, IN.
Bart Walker recorded by John Beard @ Blackbeard Studio, Nashville, Tn. 10-15-2010
“Southside” Stevie Berek recorded by Phil Veugeler @ Horse-Drawn Productions, Chicago, Il. 10-26-2010

All Songs Written By Mike Milligan, except:
Busted. Harlan Howard. Sony/ATV Tree Publishing
A Place in the Sun. Ron Miller, Bryan Wells, & Clarence Paul. Jobete Music Co Inc, Obo Stone Diamond Music Corp
The Dark End of the Street. Chips Moman & Dan Penn. Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc.
Will it Go ‘Round in Circles? Billy Preston & Bruce Fisher. Almo Music Corp A/C Preston Songs Irving Music
Inc.

Photographs: Front Cover, Silhouette: Rick Phipps. Back Cover, Guitar: Aubray Deckard. CD Face: Mike Milligan
Graphic Design by toe.knee for smallGiant designs. www.smallgiantdesigns.com

1965 Cadillac courtesy of Robert Cox. Detailed by Park Avenue Auto Care. Kokomo, IN

Mike uses S.I.T Strings www.sitstrings.com, Weber VST Speakers www.webervst.com, Lava Cables www.lavacables.com, and Visual Sound effect pedals www.visualsound.net.

Produced by Mike Milligan

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Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel Kokomo, Indiana

Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel is from Kokomo, Indiana, United States. Formed in 1993…

They perform top venues and high-profile festivals

They have shared the stage w, BB King, Buddy Guy(4x), Al Green, Robert Cray(3x), Double Trouble, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tower of Power (2x), Aretha Franklin, Joe Bonamassa(2x)


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Track Name: Will it go round in Circles
Will it go round in Circles.
Billy Preston

I've got a song, I ain't got no melody
I'ma gonna sing it to my friends
I've got a song, I ain't got no melody
I' ma gonna sing it to my friends

Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky

I've got a story, ain't got no moral
Let the bad guy win every once in a while
I've got a story, ain't got no moral
Let the bad guy win every once in a while

Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky

I've got a dance, I ain't got no steps, no
I'm gonna let the music move me around
I've got a dance, I ain't got no steps
I'm gonna let the music move me around

Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky

[Instrumental Interlude]

Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky

I've got a song, I ain't got no melody
I'ma gonna sing it to my friends
I've got a song, I ain't got no melody
I' ma gonna sing it to my friends

Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
Will it go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky
Track Name: Dark End of the Street
Dark End Of The Street
by Chips Moman and Dan Penn.
1967

G Am G Am

G D Em G D Em
At the dark end of the street that's where we'll always meet
G C G G7
Hiding in shadows where we don't belong
C D G C G G7
Living in darkness to hide our wrongs you and me
C D G C G D
At the dark end of the street you and me
G D Em
I know that time's gonna take it's toll
G D Em
We'll have to pay for the love that we stole
G C G G7
Oh it's a sin and we both know that it’s wrong
C D G C G G7
But our love keeps coming on strong steal away
C D G C G D
to the dark end of the street you and me
G Em
They're gonna find us they're gonna find us
G C
They're gonna find us someday, you and me

at the dark end of the street

SOLO

When the daylight hour rolls around

And by chance if we’re both downtown

If we should meet then walk on by

Oh darling please don't cry tonight we'll meet

At the dark end of the street you and me


You and me you and me

Copyright @ Press Music Co. Inc.(BMI)
From the "Gilded Palace Of Sin" LP A & M Records
Track Name: Lucky Man
Lucky Man
Mike Milligan
6-9-08

She holds me tightly and closes her eyes
& Doesn’t know I can feel her prayers and cries
If she only knew the wrong I’ve done
She’d pack her bags and have a right to run

I come home smelling like a smoky bar
Spent all my money on this old guitar
I know that I wouldn’t have got this far
With out her heart, without her heart

*‘Cause I’m a lucky man… I’m a lucky man.
I’m a lucky man, yes I am
That’s what I am*

She’s the needle. I’m the thread
She pulls me though when I’m feeling dead
She’s the fork. I’m the spoon.
I’m her midnight. She’s my noon.

I’m the evil. She’s the good.
I’m the nail. She’s the wood.
I’m the wrong. She’s the right.
She’s my day. I’m her night.

*And I’m a lucky man… I’m a lucky man.
I’m a lucky man, yes I am
That’s what I am*