Gravity Pulls

by Hounds of Finn

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"The quartet’s second full-length album, 'Gravity Pulls,' boasts elegant fiddle and mandolin parts around the heartstring-pulling original tunes of Belfast-reared singer Leslie Rich and his American compatriot, Pete McCauley." —Chris Reimenschneider, Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 1, 2013

Funded via the generous support of fans through; the CD was un-officially released on March 1, 2013, with an official radio release scheduled for Summer 2013.

Their second full-length CD includes 9 new original tracks, a lyrical rendition of the traditional Scottish ballad “Wild Mountain Thyme,” and a newly-arranged cover of U2’s “In God’s Country.”

The Hounds of Finn are:
Leslie Rich - Vocals, Guitar, Bouzouki
Pete McCauley - Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin
Michelle MacGregor – Fiddle
David Draeger - Bodhran

Gravity Pulls also features: James Towns on Upright and Fretless Bass; Wolf Loescher on Drums and Percussion; Caleb Peterson on Whistle and Flute; Jimmy Sherman on Small Pipes; Steve Laven on Cello; Andy Bergman on Clarinet; Bill Nelson on Banjo; and Molly Clancy on backing Vocals.

Selected songs: Ocean, Where It Burns, Twenty Demons, High, High Horse, and the title song, Gravity Pulls.


released March 1, 2013

Recorded at Droptone Studios, Excelsior, MN
Produced by David Kellogg and Hounds of Finn
Engineered by David Kellogg, Leslie Rich, and Steven Helvig
Mixed by David Kellogg and Leslie Rich
Mastered by Greg Reierson at Rareform Mastering, Minneapolis, MN
Additional cello and clarinet recorded on location in Boston, MA
Photos by Crystal Liepa Photography
Design and layout by Jennifer Rich

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13715 Rhode Island Ave South, Savage, MN 55378

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Hounds of Finn St Paul, Minnesota

The Hounds of Finn is a high-energy folk-rock group forged from the roots of Celtic and American traditions. Based in St. Paul, MN, the Hounds perform both original and standard material inspired by Celtic, Americana, Bluegrass, and folk/roots music from around the world; topped off with a sprinkling of traditional Irish and Scottish tunes. ... more

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