'The Lost Causeway' (released April 2006) is a roadtrip down the backroads, avenues and freeways of the past via the words and music of Pat Huggins. And this time out Pat serves up even more tasty morsels of music than his previous album, 'Swede Home Alabama'. For example, there's a rousing gospel/soul number called 'Everyday', followed by 'Dirty Dog' and it's fetching New Orleans-styled rhythm. Other titles include a dreamy Gershwin kind of ballad called 'Lazy Forever', a down-home dobro number called 'Runnin' Away', and a Randy Newman-esque lyrical piece called 'God, Damn It, I Love You'. Including the title cut, there are twelve additional songs which round out this album. Accompanied once again by 'A Damn Good Band' (Björn Almgren, sax and percussion, Owe almgren, bass, Martina Almgren, drums and Erik Weissglas, electric and baritone guitars), Pat and group bring to life stories and songs written over a 25 year period (1979-2004). It's a very personal journey retold to a background of blues and country, a little bit of soul, southern gospel and rock and roll. In addition to 'A Damn Good Band', 'The Lost Causeway' features stellar performances by a host of singers and players, including studio legends Spooner Oldham on the Hammond organ and Jerry 'Boogie' McCain blowing the harmonica. Returning on 7 of the 16 studio tracks are veteran background singers Cindy Walker and Marie Lewey. Victoria Särnhult and Kerstin Ingvarsson ('The Sweet Swedish Songbirds') make their debut on the one live cut, 'The Bigger They Come, The Harder They Fall'. Pat Huggins and 'A Damn Good Band' invite you to climb on board and take a trip with them down, 'The Lost Causeway'. It's a musical experience you won't soon forget.
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