Gift Horse (album)

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Gift Horse
Studio album by Lost Dogs
Released 2000
Recorded The Green Room
(Huntington Beach, California)
Genre Roots music
Label BEC
Producer Terry Scott Taylor
Gene Eugene
Derri Daugherty
Mike Roe
Lost Dogs chronology
The Green Room Serenade, Part One
(1996) The Green Room Serenade, Part One1996
Gift Horse
Real Men Cry
(2001) Real Men Cry2001
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Gift Horse is a studio album by the folk rock band Lost Dogs. It was released in 1999 on BEC Records.

Folk rock is a hybrid music genre combining elements of folk music and rock music, which arose in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom in the mid-1960s. In the U.S., folk rock emerged from the folk music revival and the influence that the Beatles and other British Invasion bands had on members of that movement. Performers such as Bob Dylan and the Byrds—several of whose members had earlier played in folk ensembles—attempted to blend the sounds of rock with their preexisting folk repertoire, adopting the use of electric instrumentation and drums in a way previously discouraged in the U.S. folk community. The term "folk rock" was initially used in the U.S. music press in June 1965 to describe the Byrds' music.

Lost Dogs

Lost Dogs are an American musical supergroup formed in 1991, comprising vocalists, songwriters, and guitarists from multiple Christian alternative rock bands. Their current lineup includes Terry Scott Taylor, Michael Roe, Derri Daugherty and Steve Hindalong. The original lineup included Gene Eugene, who died in 2000. The band's eclectic blending of folk, blues, country, and rock has been characterized as "a sort of CCM equivalent to the Traveling Wilburys". The band released their debut album Scenic Routes in 1992 as a one-time collaboration.


This turned out to be Gene Eugene's last album with the band, as he died in The Green Room shortly after its release. BEC Records retitled one song as "A Vegas Story" for the album's artwork. To this day, fans of the band continue to call it by its real name, "Free Drinks and a Dream". The song also goes by that name during concert performances and on later live albums and videos.

Gene Andrusco, better known as Gene Eugene, was a Canadian-born actor, record producer, engineer, composer and musician. Andrusco was best known as the leader of the alternative rock band Adam Again, a member of The Swirling Eddies and as a founding member of the supergroup Lost Dogs.

The Green Room was a popular recording studio located in Huntington Beach, California. The Green Room was owned and operated by musician Gene Eugene and Anna Cardenas and was active from the 1980s until Cardenas was forced to sell the studio in 2002, after Eugene died in 2000.

Track listing

  1. "Ghost Train (To Nowhere)" (Taylor) (4:38)
  2. "Free Drinks and a Dream (A Vegas Story)" (Taylor) (4:53)
  3. "If You Loved Here (You'd Be Home By Now)" (Taylor) (3:09)
  4. "Diamonds to Coal" (Taylor) (3:44)
  5. "A Blessing In Disguise" (Taylor) (4:37)
  6. "Loved and Forgiven" (Taylor) (4:47)
  7. "Rebecca Go Home" (Taylor) (4:03)
  8. "Honeysuckle Breeze" (Taylor) (2:56)
  9. "Ditto" (Taylor) (4:18)
  10. "The Wall of Heaven" (Taylor) (4:35)
  11. "Farther Along" (Traditional, Arranged by The Lost Dogs) (4:11)


Derri Daugherty American musician

Derri Daugherty is an American record producer, songwriter, guitarist and singer, best known as the lead singer and guitarist for band The Choir.

Burleigh Drummond American musician

Burleigh Drummond is an American drummer, percussionist, producer, songwriter, and singer. He is a founding member and the only drummer/percussionist for the five-time Grammy Award nominated band Ambrosia.

Terry Scott Taylor American musician

Terry Scott Taylor is an American songwriter, record producer, writer and founding member of the bands Daniel Amos and The Swirling Eddies. Taylor is also a member of the roots and alternative music group, Lost Dogs. He is currently based in San Jose, California, U.S.

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Huntington Beach, California City in California, United States

Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. The city is named after American businessman Henry E. Huntington. The population was 189,992 during the 2010 census, making it the most populous beach city in Orange County and the seventh most populous city in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its estimated 2014 population was 200,809. It is bordered by Bolsa Chica Basin State Marine Conservation Area on the west, the Pacific Ocean on the southwest, by Seal Beach on the northwest, by Westminster on the north, by Fountain Valley on the northeast, by Costa Mesa on the east, and by Newport Beach on the southeast.

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