Well I left my friends and family in dust late one night as I headed up the coast for somethin new
Said my life felt awful tangled all around me I felt strangled by the weight of expectations on me too
Now I’m walkin down the highway with a sign said going my way hoping someone with a big hearts drivin thru
Just then a car pull up real slowly I said, 
God bless you sir you saved me my names me what do I have the pleasure of calling you

Hattibagen McRatt, all my friends call me Hat
Hattibagen McRatt, how far can you travel without making tracks?

He said now where you headin I’m a travlin man myself I come from Nashville I’m a dobro pickin man
And I play sweet bluegrass music although it hasn’t brought me wealth 
it keeps my soul alive and keeps my spirit free
Well I told him I was headin for the first town that looked good I have no commitments to the life I used to rule
Then Hatti chuckled softly said his house was in the Rockies I could stay for free for just a week or two

Hattibagen McRatt, all my friends call me Hat
Hattibagen McRatt, how far can you travel without making tracks?

Well we drove to Colorado goin 80 miles an hour stoppin only to relieve our human needs 
And he started up a fire made a stew to eat for dinner then he plucked his dobro flat across his knee
Now take this here guitar you see and pluck those strings as fast as me 
And soon you’ll play sweet bluegrass like a king
Well I strummed that thing both day and night and practiced till my fingers died 
We only stopped to eat and go to sleep

Hattibagen McRatt, all my friends call me Hat
Hattibagen McRatt, how far can you travel without making tracks?

Few months had passed before my eyes the music soon became our lives we formed a band and started playin shows
The crowds at first were thin and few but soon the crowds filled up and grew 
We sold out every show we showed up to
Well I woke early one mornin couldn’t hear sweet Hatti snorin so I went outside to see where he could be
I didn’t know where he was gone till a couple weeks went by and then I knew he was helpin angels find their feet

Written by: Mihali Savoulidis
Studio Appearance: Somewhere On The Mountain (2011), Live at Nectar's(2014)
Special Notes: This song is written in the memory of Hattibagen McRat, a friend of Mihali's who passed away. He was influential in both his playing and friendship and also has the song "Hatti's Jam" which almost always precedes "When it Rains, it Poors" written & dedicated to his memory. Mihali and his wife Kellie also named their daughter "Hattie" in his honor.

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Show Date Venue Recording Special Notes
2008-12-31 The Rack, Kingfield, ME No
2009-12-03 The Pickle Barrel Nightclub, Killington, VT No
2011-06-11 20 Main Tavern, Au Sable Forks, NY No
2011-10-22 The Fishtail Tavern, Bomoseen, VT No
2011-12-09 The Fishtail Tavern, Bomoseen, VT No
2014-06-08 Wakarusa Music Festival at Mulberry Mountain, Ozark, AR No
2014-05-24 District N9ne, Philadelphia, PA No Set/Show Closer
2014-04-04 Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs, NY No
2014-03-28 Nietzsche's, Buffalo, NY No
2014-01-30 Garcia's, Porchester, NY No Second Set Closer
2014-03-07 Toad's Place, New Haven, CT No with Wiley Griffin of MUN
2014-04-18 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY No
2014-04-20 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT Yes
2014-04-06 Pickle Barrel Nightclub, Killington, VT Yes Acoustic shred version
2014-03-22 Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, MI No
2014-03-14 Cervantes Other Side, Denver, CO Yes
2013-05-04 The Barn, Pittsford, VT Yes
2013-01-18 Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs, NY Yes
2013-01-26 Rocky Top Tavern, Brattleboro, VT Yes Set One Closer
2013-03-15 Fox Theater, Boulder, CO Yes
2013-03-21 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY Yes Encore - Mickey acoustic, Wiley Coyote of MUN on Mickey's eletric
2013-03-30 Blockley, Philadelphia, PA No
2013-04-20 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT Yes 'Because I Got High' (Afroman) > Panama Red tease
2013-05-03 Pearl Street Nightclub, North Hampton, MA No
2013-05-17 Stage One, Fairfield, CT No
2013-06-29 Frendly Gathering at Timber Ridge, Windham, VT Yes with Lorn Blair on mandolin and vocals
2013-07-07 Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs, NY Yes
2013-08-14 Nectar's, Burlington, VT No with Jerard Erker on Mandolin
2013-08-17 Arise Music Festival (Solar Stage), Loveland, CO Yes Encore
2013-09-21 Spaceland Ballroom, Hamden, CT Yes
2013-10-12 Fox Theater, Boulder, CO Yes
2013-10-24 River Street Jazz Cafe, Plains, PA Yes Show Closer
2013-10-31 Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY No with Kenny Brooks on Saxophone
2013-11-02 The Hollow, Albany, NY No
2013-11-14 Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA Yes
2013-12-30 Pearl Street Nightclub, North Hampton, MA No
2013-12-31 Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs, NY No with Kenny Brooks
2012-03-21 Fox Theater, Boulder, CO Yes
2012-05-11 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT No
2012-05-31 The Local, Rutland, VT No
2012-06-23 Camp Coldbrook Music and Art Festival, Barre, MA Yes
2012-08-18 Spot Underground, Providence, RI Yes
2012-09-28 Rusty Nail, Stowe, VT No Second Set Closer
2012-10-06 Stratton Mountain Ski Resort, Stratton Mountain, VT No
2012-11-21 Stage One, Fairfield, CT No Second Set Opener
2012-11-17 Fishtail, Bromoseen, VT No with Lorne Blair
2012-11-10 Lazy Dog, Boulder, CO No Show Closer - My Heart Wil Go On (Celine Dion) ->
2012-10-27 Pickle Barrel Nightclub, Killington, VT Yes
2012-03-09 Fat Spy Tavern, Bondville, VT No
2011-11-04 Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs, NY No Encore
2011-10-29 Pickle Barrel Nightclub, Killington, VT Yes
2011-08-27 Waterhole, Saranac Lake, NY No Show Closer
2010-10-15 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT Yes
2014-08-23 Stratton Mountain, Stratton Mountain, VT Yes with Estaban Garcia on mandolin
2014-09-25 Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT Yes
2014-09-28 Kader & Suzy's Funkfest, Bethany, CT Yes
2014-10-17 The Stone Church, Newmarket, NH Yes
2014-11-01 The Met, Pawtucket, RI Yes Set Closer
2014-11-15 The Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO Yes First Set Closer
2015-02-14 Grizzly's, Stratton, VT Yes First Set Closer
2015-02-19 Lafayette Theater, Lafayette, IN No Encore
2015-02-26 The Top Hat, Missoula, MT No Featured Torrin Daniels (Kitchen Dwellers) on banjo
2015-03-09 Schmiggity's, Steamboat Springs, CO No Second Set Closer
2015-03-11 The Agave, Avon, CO Yes
2015-03-13 The Ogden Theater, Denver, CO Yes Featured Mihali on acoustic, Torin Daniels (Kitchen Dwellers) on banjo & Kenny Brooks (Ratdog) on saxophone
2015-04-15 The Chop Shop, Charlotte, NC No
2015-04-23 The Met, Pawtucket, RI Yes
2015-05-02 Rock and Roll Resort, Kerhonkson, NY Yes Second Set Closer - featured Jamie Armstrong (Lucid) on saxophone and Lowell Wurster (Lucid) on washboard
2015-05-19 Headliners, Louisville, KY No
2015-06-26 Frendly Gathering Music Festival, Timber Ridge, VT Yes Third Set Closer - Featured Torrin Daniels (Kitchen Dwellers) on banjo
2015-07-24 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO Yes
2015-09-05 Great North Music Festival at Last Breath Farm, Norridgewock, ME Yes
2015-10-16 The House of Blues, New Orleans, LA Yes Featured Tom Witek (Tom Witek Jazz Quartet) on bass
2015-11-04 The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE Yes
2015-11-20 Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH No
2015-12-05 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY Yes
2016-01-01 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT Yes First Set Closer
2016-01-10 The Pool Deck on Jam Cruise, MSC Divina, IW Yes Featured Pappy Biond (Cabinet) on banjo
2016-02-20 The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY No> Encore
2016-02-27 Irving Plaza, New York, NY No First Set Closer
2016-03-10 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C. No
2016-04-14 The Majestic Theater, Madison, WI No
2016-06-23 Frendly Gathering, Londonderry, VT Yes Featured Oliver Adams (Canyon Collected) on guitar
2016-10-04 Animas City Theater, Durango, CO No Encore - Featured Torrin Daniels (The Kitchen Dwellers) on banjo
2016-10-16.html HiFi Music Hall, Eugene, OR No Second Set Closer
2016-11-25 Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA Yes
2017-02-10 The Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO Yes Encore
2017-03-11 Jungle Jam, Jaco, Costa Rica Yes
2017-03-31 Playstation Theater, New York, NY No First Set Closer - Performed acoustic
2017-04-20 The Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, OH No Second Set Opener > Funky Town > Hattibagen McRat
2017-04-26 The Side Bar Theater, Tallahassee, FL No Encore
2017-05-05 College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT No Second Set Closer
2017-08-11 The Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO Yes Second Set Closer - Featured the Kitchen Dwellers
2017-09-30 The Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, PA No
2017-10-22 Humboldt Brews, Arcata, CA No