Missouri USA trio The Hooten Hallers are a high-energy blues, rock,
and soul band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, with a
seemingly endless tour schedule. The myriad of influences in their
music range from pre-war blues to punk rock to dark Americana, with a
thematic penchant for the strange and the unexplained. In the same
vein, the Hooten Hallers’ music isn’t quite Americana and it’s not quite
punk, but a bit of both, fused together in a drunken tangle.
The Hooten Hallers’ new self-titled album, out April 21, 2017 on Big
Muddy Records, is the culmination of their experiences from 10 years
of performing and traveling together. They’ve injected their new album
with the stories and characters they’ve been meeting on the road all
this time. This combined with hometown pride is key to The Hooten
Hallers’ ability to ride the line between DIY punk and American roots
music. Produced by Johnny Walker (Soledad Brothers, All Seeing
Eyes) and Kristo Baricevic (Big Muddy Records), the Hooten Hallers’
latest effort showcases their evolution as musicians and songwriters.
John Randall’s demonically-tinged vocals and blues-inspired, manic
guitar, and Andy Rehm’s screaming falsetto vocals and steady,
pounding drum beat keep the band focused on their unique blend of
deep blues and country punk. Kellie Everett brings the power with the
deep rumble of her baritone and bass saxophones. When The Hooten
Hallers come to town, you know it’s gonna be a party!