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Published: 2008/07/21

Chuck Leavells House Party

The Associated Press is reporting on a rather unique sit in that took place in Washington DC last week. Current Rolling Stones/former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist Chuck Leavell took the stage with the Second Amendments—-a cover-heavy band featuring five U.S. congressmen—-in the House Agriculture Committee Hearing Room to celebrate recent passage of a $290 billion farm bill, which [Minnesota Representative] Collin Peterson helped usher through as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. Leavell, a noted environmental activist, emerged partway through the groups set for a run through the Stones classic Brown Sugar, as well as a medley of Little Richard songs. In addition to Peterson on lead vocals, the Second Amendments consists of representatives Collin Peterson (Minnesota) on keyboards, Kenny Hulshof (Missouri) on drums, Thaddeus McCotter (Michigan) on lead guitar and Dave Weldon (Florida) on bass. For those wondering, the Second Amendments are a bi-partisan band featuring one Democrat and four Republicans. Leavell recently released the live album _ Live In Germany: The Green Leaves and Blue Notes Tour_.

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