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released March 4, 2016

Recorded Live at The Warehouse in Fairfield, CT on December 31, 2015

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

Arleigh Kincheloe - vocals
Jackson Kincheloe - harmonica
Phil Rodriguez - trumpet
Brian D. Graham - bari
Sasha Brown - guitar
Josh Myers - bass
Dan Boyden - drums

Ryan Snow added his trombone stylings to Millie Mae, Road Trip, and Crawdaddies

The Funky Dawgz Brass Band appears on Crawdaddies and Auld Lang Syne


All songs written by Arleigh Kincheloe & adm. by Kincheloe Publishing (BMI) except

Borderline (A. Kincheloe / J. Kincheloe / B. Kincheloe / Brown / Myers / Graham / Rodriguez / Snow)

Catch Me If You Can (A. Kincheloe / Brown)

Dirt (A. Kincheloe / J. Kincheloe / Brown / A. Carroll)

Don’t Be Jealous (A. Kincheloe / Brown)

Sugar (A. Kincheloe / Neffu) - Kincheloe Publishing (BMI) / Universal Music - Z Tunes LLC (ASCAP)

Who Are You (A. Kincheloe / J. Kincheloe)

Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes (Paul Simon / Joseph Shabalala) - Paul Simon Music (BMI)

Dr. Feelgood (Aretha Franklin / Ted White) - Fourteenth Hour Music Inc., Mijack Music, Pronto Music (BMI)


Recorded by Lucas Tecun
Mixed by Micah Davis at The Studio in Portland, ME
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

Photos by Shervin Lainez
Back Cover Photo by Katie Settel

Jackson exclusively plays Suzuki and Blue Moon harmonicas and uses BlowMeAway Productions microphones

Sasha Brown plays D’Angelico Guitars and effects by Empress and Zvex

Josh Myers proudly plays Moollon basses and effects, DR strings, and Aguilar amps

Bran D. Graham exclusively plays Cannonball saxophones

Phil Rodriguez plays a Stomvi trumpet

©2016 Party Fowl Records
Thirty Tigers
Recorded in partnership with Oskar Blues Brewery

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On May 19th, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds will unleash ten irresistible anthems that comprise The Weather Below, their most rambunctious, raucous, and righteous recording to date. The album, which Kincheloe describes as “loud, fun, and supposed to make you feel good," was produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers) and is being released by 30 Tigers (St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Jason Isbell). ... more

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Track Name: Freight Train
You came to me in the morning before I awoke
But I don’t even know your name
Gone just as quick I think my heart is broke
But I don’t even know your name
Red, red beard- mama’s liking
You talk like an angel look like a viking

You is a tall, tall man with some great big arms
But I don’t even know your name
You better watch out ‘cause this snake you charmed
But I don’t even know your name
Your mouth is dirty but your soul is clean
You must be a King cause I feel like a Queen

It’s bigger than you, it’s bigger than you
It’s bigger than me
It’s bigger than you, it’s bigger than you
It’s bigger than me

Hit me like a Freight Train
Hit me like a Freight Train

You’re too good to be true
And I don’t even know your name
In this dream I fell for you
And I don’t even know your name
Well come back you medieval man
I’m gonna wait as long as I can

But It’s bigger than you, it’s bigger than you
It’s bigger than me
It’s bigger than you, it’s bigger than you
It’s bigger than me

Hit me like a Freight Train
Hit me like a Freight Train
Track Name: We Need A Love
People can't wait to find perfection
They just want what they get right now
It's clearly a waste of time
I can't see what I'm doing wrong til I'm
Crying all alone on my kitchen floor
Come see me when I fly

But you've been waiting here so long
For me to muddle through this song
Take my time

We need a love to last forever
So we will never die, die, die

So scared to live but too young to go
A child of children who will never know
How lonely they designed my heart
Gotta be something to get me through
How 'bout a love that lives for truth
If only I could be so smart

But you've been waiting here so long
For me to muddle through my song
But I take my time

We need a love to last forever
So we will never die, die, die
I need a song that I'll remember
That love is just a lie, lie, lie

Well maybe it could outlast us
When your bones and your hearts turn to dust
Afraid of the darkness beyond your breath
But your love is stronger than your death

We need a love to last forever
So we will never die, die, die
I need a song that I'll remember
That love is just a lie, lie, lie
Track Name: Catch Me If You Can
Got you searching high I'm feeling so low
Past the river's mile the mountain shadow
If you get too close we're gonna find out
If we both can breathe where we hide out

I will do my best to run you all night
I could stay right here but I can't sit tight
I could make you wait but I don't want to
There's no one above you

Catch me if you can
I'm falling
If you can
I'll be right here waiting
If you can
I'm falling
If you can

I can bait you with my breath that needs you
Just don't bite the hand that feeds you
I don't want to hold out on my lover
I can't breathe when I'm without you

Got you searching high I'm feeling so low
Past the river's mile the mountain shadow
I can't wait to set you free
You searched the whole world and found me

Catch me if you can
I'm falling
If you can
I'll be right here waiting
If you can
I'm falling
If you can
Track Name: Don't Be Jealous
Uh huh

There must be somebody to keep me company
Another voice to drown out the lonely
The van to the venue to the van to the bed
And you just gotta laugh at what the boys in the band said

I see you staring out the corner of your eye

Don't be jealous
It's just me and the fellas
Don't be jealous
It's just me and the fellas

Uh huh

We've seen the ends of I-80
From Joliet to Salt Lake City
Sebastopol to Durango
I better put my foot down ain't got no turbo

I see you staring out the corner of your eye

Don't be jealous
It's just me and the fellas
Don't be jealous
It's just me and the fellas

Uh huh

You bring it to the middle bring it to the edge
If you want to sip a little something let it go to your head, go on
We work it harder every extra mile
There's gotta be 30,000 reasons why a girl should smile

I see you staring out the corner of your eye

Don't be jealous
It's just me and the fellas
Don't be jealous
It's just me and the fellas

Uh huh
Track Name: My House
I’ve been counting stars instead of counting sheep
It keeps me awake when I need to be asleep
Maybe if you were here with me I wouldn’t be so cold
This business of you being gone is getting pretty old

Said won’t you
Come on over to my house baby, make it soon
My ways have changed, and I’m singing
A new tune and it goes La La La La La La
Oh I can’t live without you

The season’s changing fast but the days go so slow
I’m trapped in my head with all of this sorrow
Well you left me alone with only the clouds above
Won’t you come home and give me some good sweet love

Won’t you
Come on over to my house baby, make it soon
My ways have changed, and I’m singing you
This new tune and it goes La La La La La La
Oh I can’t live without you

Remember the days when we would just lie in bed?
Those warm sweet thoughts are still all up in my head
But it’s so cold out tonight
And without you my baby I don’t feel right

Come on over to my house baby, make it soon
My ways have changed, and I’m singing
A new tune and it goes La La La La La La
Oh I can’t live without you
Track Name: Borderline
I can feel your heart I feel it beating all the time
Can you feel mine
Come across that borderline
Come on
Way down South under sweet gum tree
My baby told me that he loves me
Big brown eyes and he makes me sweat
The boy hasn't even kissed me yet

One day down by the ponchatrain
I swear I heard the wind calling, calling my name
Could you believe it was my lover boy
His sweet song makes such a happy noise

He was singing Hey
I can hear him calling my name
Baby, baby yea
Can you hear it, can you hear it
Hey yeah
My lover calls me out he says
Baby

I can feel your heart I feel it beating all the time
Can you feel mine
Come across that borderline
Come on

I can feel your heart I feel it beating all the time
Can you feel mine
Come across that borderline
Come on

Way down South under sweet gum tree
My baby told me that he loves me
Big brown eyes and he makes me sweat
The boy hasn't even kissed me yet

He was singing Hey
I can hear him calling my name
Baby, baby yea
Can you hear it, can you hear it
Hey yeah
My lover calls me out he says
Baby
Track Name: Millie Mae
How many feathers does it take to make a bird fly?
Or make you pass me by, there's no knowing.
And how many rocks does it take to build up this mountain top?
Or make that river stop the way that it's flowing?

[Chorus]
Little Rose, Millie Mae
How you stole my blues away
I've gotta go straight on through
I'm gonna keep my heart, keep my heart with you

Oh how many moons will it take to pull on your tide?
Find where your secrets hide, won't you give me a sign?
And how many bones do you have to feel it in,
Before you give in, and just be mine?

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Only one feather is pretty thin
If that's all we got, my future's looking dim
And only one bone, well my chances are fat
Do you feel more than that? Oh baby I hope you feel more than that

[Chorus]
Track Name: Prison Cells
We can't go out without making mischief
You say why don't we just have all the fun there is
When we get ready, destroy small villages
It's not our fault that they didn't fireproof their shit

Oh when we go we can stay all night
Drink you out of house and home we might

We'll be singing til they incarcerate us
You know we're bound to get pinched one of these fucked up days
We'll be dancing on top of shotgun shells

When they lock us up we'll be singing in our prison cells, Prison cells, prison cells, oh
When they lock us up we'll be singing in our prison cells, Prison cells, prison cells, oh

You are the only other me
And I'm the only other you that we have ever seen
Oh aren't you pretty all dressed up that way
I'm just enough of a mess to keep them all at bay

Oh when we go we can stay all night
Drink you out of house and home we might

We'll be singing til they incarcerate us
You know we're bound to get pinched one of these fucked up days
We'll be dancing on top of shotgun shells

When they lock us up we'll be singing in our prison cells, Prison cells, prison cells, oh
When they lock us up we'll be singing in our prison cells, Prison cells, prison cells, oh

If you ever need me I'll come running, oh yes I will, yes I will
If you ever need me I'll come running, oh yes I will, yes I will
If you ever need me I'll come running, oh yes I will, yes I will
If you ever need me I'll come running, oh yes I will, yes I will

Oh when we go we can stay all night
Drink you out of house and home we might

We'll be singing til they incarcerate us
You know we're bound to get pinched one of these fucked up days
We'll be dancing on top of shotgun shells

When they lock us up we'll be singing in our prison cells, Prison cells, prison cells, oh
When they lock us up we'll be singing in our prison cells, Prison cells, prison cells, oh
Track Name: Dr. Feelgood
I don't want nobody
Always sittin' around me and my man
I don't want nobody
Always sittin' right there lookin' at me and that man
Be it my mother, my brother or my sister
Would you believe, I'll get up, put on some clothes
Go out and help you find somebody for dissolving that pain
Yes I will

Now I don't mind company
Because company's alright with me
Every once in a while - yes it is-a
I tell you I don't mind company
Because company's alright with me
Every once in a while - yeah
But oh, when me and that man get to lovin'
I tell you girls
I dig you but I just don't have time
To sit and chit and sit and chit-chat and smile

Don't send me no doctor
Fillin' me up with all of those pills
I got me a man named Doctor Feelgood
And oh, yeah, that man takes me off all o' my pains and my ills
His name is Doctor Feelgood in the mornin'
And taking care of business is really this man's gain
And after one visit to Doctor Feelgood
You'll understand why Feelgood is his name
Oh, yeah, oh good God of mine
And the man sure makes me feel real - good
Track Name: Sugar
College girl dropped out of school
Come home breaking all the rules
Couldn't get you off my mind

If they saw what I saw
In your love so true and raw
They'd be scared of what they find

But if you want it darlin we can make it right tonight
And if you taste it baby we can make it

You can have my sugar sugar sugar baby
Wanna give you my sugar sugar sugar baby
Wanna give it to you
If you want me to

Wanna give you my sugar sugar sugar
Wanna give you my sugar sugar sugar

I told you of my dream
Pleading oh what does it mean
You knew what I was after

You sat down on my couch
I was staring at your mouth
You knew just what I was after

But if you want it darlin we can make it right tonight
And if you taste it baby we can make it

You can have my sugar sugar sugar baby
Wanna give you my sugar sugar sugar oh yeah
Wanna give it to you
If you want me to

Oh I've needed love for so long
Never thought you'd be the one
Yes I wished it could be true
You've got me in the palm of your hand
If you want to be my man
I'm gonna give it to you

You can have my sugar sugar sugar baby
Wanna give you my sugar sugar sugar oh yeah
Wanna give it to you
If you want me to

Wanna give you my sugar sugar sugar
Wanna give you my sugar sugar sugar
Track Name: Crawdaddies
Night crawlers, crawdaddies; daddy B don't worry
We gon' get up to get down
Laugh off your pretenses, shake off your hesitences
Take your shoes off to get loud

Chorus
Cause It's on from now on, don't stop before the dawn
Let the water wash you down
Gonna be a good old time, feel it down your spine
This is the town

Well we're below the sea level, friends to Whiskey Devil
Good things in life come in glass
Lack nothing, stack to bring the fanny pack you know it makes me sing
So loud, get kicked out so fast

Chorus

You fall in step, lose your head, know the beat's heart instead
Inside out it will make you love
Well you feel it in your feet, I feel it in my chest, close your eyes this is the best
I said close your eyes this is the best

Chorus
Track Name: Who Are You
You been creepin’ round
Never seen the light of day
Do you live underground?
Who are you anyway?
You asked me out, I asked you in
Until the dawn you stayed
But does the sunlight burn your skin
Or am I being played?

Oh I know that you can’t decide
Which is wrong, which is right
Change your mind but
Do you want me only in the night?

You attract me like a magnet
Sucking me right in
My heart is anything but stagnant
Make me want to sin
But sometimes I get frightened
Baby with you in the dark
But it feels like lightening baby
When you leave your mark

Oh I know that you can’t decide
Which is wrong, which is right
Change your mind but
Do you want me only in the night?

You’ve opened so many doors
Are you gonna break my heart
Or should I put a steak in yours?
Track Name: Mama Knows
Mama said good things come free
Do what you can, be what you need
We never had much but we figured it out
When you've got nothing, there's nothing to bitch about

She would say oh, oh don't hit me with your stuff
Say you got money, you got something
Oh, oh just hit me with your love
You ain't got love, you ain't got nothing

No shit your life is hard
It's an easy Sunday when you know who you are
Ain't no shortcut gonna bring you peace
But your mama knows just what you need

She would say oh, oh don't hit me with your stuff
Say you got money, you got something
Oh, oh just hit me with your love
You ain't got love, you ain't got nothing

It's so sweet
If you don't know, you better go ask your mama

She would say oh, oh don't hit me with your stuff
Say you got money, you got something
Oh, oh just hit me with your love
You ain't got love, you ain't got nothing
Track Name: Road Trip
Tonight I saw a star not fall but shoot on up
It rose through the heavens right past that drinking cup
Said it rose like the tide rushing towards your feet
It rose like your smile when you fall into the sea
Well I’d be smiling too, but I left my heart back in old Kentucky

Well we’ve been through the desert on a horse named Beulah
She drinks a lot of money but she’ll be good to ya
She’s loaded up with boxes and the instruments
Let’s hope the tweekers don’t know how to jump that fence
We broke down in Calico, up on the tow truck- Go Go Go

We got hung up in Sedona like a rotary telephone
We felt the red rock seeping, creeping into our souls
Well we answered the call from Cathedral
We made our way into the steeple, yes we did
Heard that wind say our name, and we told her that we’d all be back some day

When we get back gonna rock this city like Mama’s chair
Oh you know that Turtle and Johnny gonna be there
We gonna break down the road and set up the stage
We got some music we gonna play, gonna play
Get some good New York, NY coursing through our veins

Oh then we gonna climb up on the big ol’ dirty bird
Leaving her behind you know, you know it’s gonna hurt
But we got Fifteen Dollars worth of cashews
You know I don’t even have to ask you to come along
Oh if you don’t know yet, you’ll know right after this song

The Times were Early

Oh well the Times were Early and the Times were good
Yes you get a little Dirty sitting up on that hood
Well we gonna drink that corn liquor it goes down like fire
Yes we’re singing in the back seat like the Barstow choir

The Times were Early