::FM Music Newsletter
The Hooten Hallers are alive and kickin' the blues out of the bucket. Their swamp-soaked backwoods country rock will make you want to sweat, drink, pray, curse, love, stomp, holler, hum and everything except else twiddle your thumbs, all at the same time.
The dynamic duo has one of the best alive and well sets on this side and that side of the train tracks. FMMusic Live has been keeping track of The Hooten Hallers as they pass through good ol' Muncie with several foot stomping live sets at Be Here Now.
The Hooten Hallers consisting of John Randall on guitar and croaky, soul-driven, head-spinning vocals and Andy Rehm on the drum kit and singing high-in-the-sky vocals formed in 2006. The two are on the road until the wheels fall off (or until they're no longer able "to put a dog on it.")
You can help the boys of Welp City, as the trudge through the live music circuit by donating to their Kickstarter! This ain't your momma's Kickstarter either. For years, the boys have been hitting those good ol' American backroads in "The Gospel Machine," (a 1997 Chevy Blazer) and after over 200 shows in the last year, she ain't what she used to be. The Hooten Hallers are gathering those green papers for a sweet, smooth. Dodge Sprinter. The good donating souls are handsomely rewarded with rewards such as rare recordings, personal voicemail recordings, bubble bath photographs, VIP seats, living room concerts, "I saved The Hooten Hallers asses" tees and things of that nature. They ain't asking' for something for nothing'! Check out their kickstarter, throw'em a few bones and know that you're helping that good ol' soul rock 'n' roll!
Here's a message from The Hooten Hallers:
"Hey everybody! A lot of you may know that for some time now we've been having vehicular woes... The Gospel Machine ain't what she used to be, and it's showing. So, we've decided to run a Kickstarter. The rewards are great, the cause is worthy, and we need your help! Please, help us to continue touring safely across this great nation and visiting all of your pretty/handsome faces! If everyone that likes our page donated $5, we'd reach our goal in a matter of minutes. And then some. We're not gonna spam you everyday with this, but we will be making regular updates on the Kickstarter page. Tell your friend, your mom, your weird uncle, and that guy down the street! These Missouri boys need your help."
The Hooten Hallers: www.thehootenhallers.com
The Hooten Hallers Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/thehootenhallers
The Hooten Hallers Kickstarter:
Check out our exclusive interview with Losing September's Bruce Fane, dressed in his finest Bart Simpson "Eat My Shorts" Tee.
Losing September was recently featured on rockrevolt magazine with their video,"Complicated," which was filmed right above Folly Moon!.The boys just returned from their Southern Explosion Tour with Another Lost Year and The Never Turning Back Tour with Unsaid Faith.
Check out the video to hear about the tour, how much whiskey the boys can drink and see Bruce's handsome mug!
Losing September will kick off their next tour at Folly Moon, May 3rd, be sure to get your tickets to the show!
The Stampede String Band were featured this week on the Herald Bulletin in Anderson, IN!
"Like" the bluegrass band on Facebook to be entered to win a copy of their new album, "Moonsville."
The Stampede String Band will be playing this Friday, April 5th, at The Vogue Theatre!
Check out Losing September's video, "Defiant," and be defiant! The boys are currently on tour throughout Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. Check out Losingseptember.com for more information or like them on Facebook.
Losing September is FMMusic Live's featured artist. You can see Bruce Fane, lead singer, each in the flesh and blood at Folly Moon every Sunday night when he is off tour and hosting and performing at Folly Moon's open-mic night every Monday.
Here's a little information on the band:
Losing September began acoustically in Chicago with frontman Bruce Fane honing his skills as a prolific songwriter. Bruce eventually settled down in Muncie, IN After transferring from a Political Science Major at Purdue to Ball State University for Music Education with an emphasis on Vocal Performance. It was at BSU, while studying Music Engineering, that Nick Foreman was introduced to the band. Ben Bauman and Eric Rigsbee later joined to cement the foundation on drums and rhythm guitar. The band was finally culminated when they found the youngest member of the group, bassist Cody Tarrance. With this uniquely talented group of musicians, Losing September is built on a foundation of longevity and perseverance.
Losing September has acquired a taste and satisfaction of life on the road with several national tours under their belt that extended them from New York to Miami, FL. With two hand held cameras, the members captured footage of their tours for two Seasons of 'Pirates Of The Road.' A documentary showing their trials and tribulations on the road while proving their worth and testing their nerves.
Losing September was est. in 2003 and has created something worth listening too with their sophomore album 'Project Mayhem.' The vocals are clean yet powerful and most importantly, understandable. When you have something worth saying it’s crucial to be understood. The band seems to possess a vision of their future that only a few greats seem to uncover. There comes a time in society when you must discuss more than just sex and sports.
The title track off “Project Mayhem” hits home to the Fight Club brand with a few essential quotes from Tyler Durden. The song is about being defiant to corporate greed and injustice which leads to consumerism. There must be a balance in all things in order for them to be successful.