Christmas Letter From Franklin Square

by Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good

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Franklin Square is the Baltimore neighborhood where I grew up. Its troubles were chronicled in David Simon and Ed Burns book, "The Corner," which also became an award-winning HBO mini-series. This song is not about those troubles, but just a guy asking Ol' Saint Nick for one kind favor. The track starts with guest Jim Jones' rolling piano and ends with a lil' B-more shout out. We hope Baltimoreans and folks all over find a spot for it this holiday season.

The digital download of this track AND our EP "Let's Make Out To Otis Redding" are FREEEEE until Dec. 25th. I just need two kind favors from you:

1) Call your local radio station and tell them to play this or any (radio appropriate) song from our EP. Copies have been sent to WTMD Towson, WEAA Morgan, WLOY Loyola, WRNR Annapolis and WPFW DC.

WTMD - (410) 704-8936
WEAA - (443) 885-3564
WLOY - (410) 617-1620
WRNR - 1-877-762-1031
WPFW - (202) 588-0893

2) www.uwcm.org/main/hope-for-the-holidays#BalCity - That is a link to 21 different outreach programs in Baltimore that could use your help in helping the less fortunate this holiday season. Click on it and be somebody.

-Catfish

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released December 5, 2012
Written by Brooks Long

Performed and Arranged by Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good and Jim Jones:
Brooks Long - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Ian Trusheim - Bass Guitar
Dan Samuels - Drums, Percussion

Special Guest Jim Jones - Piano

Produced by Brooks Long and Shea Springer
Engineered by Shea Springer
Mixed by Bill Mueller

© Brooks Long 2012

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Brooks Long Baltimore, Maryland

Brooks Long brings the old school to today's music lovers in a style all his own. With Joe Martone (Bass) and Dan Samuels (Drums), The Mad Dog No Good bring to their live shows the kind of passion, energy and humor rare in today's music scene.They've have shared the stage with acts like Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Lucero, Low Cut Connie, Caleb Stine, Chris Jacobs and LaFayette Gilchrist. ... more

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