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The Hunger Mountain Boys

The Hunger Mountain Boys

The Hunger Mountain Boys


Touring and recording since 2003, The nimble fingered Hunger Mountain Boys (Teddy "Tetlow" Weber, Kip Beacco & Matt Downing), have released three full-length albums and one vinyl single on their own Old-Fi record label. Their songwriting has won them national recognition, and their music has taken them from coast to coast, Canada and Europe. Their spirited performances of eclectic traditional American music as well as their own compositions have Read more on Last.fm
Touring and recording since 2003, The nimble fingered Hunger Mountain Boys (Teddy "Tetlow" Weber, Kip Beacco & Matt Downing), have released three full-length albums and one vinyl single on their own Old-Fi record label. Their songwriting has won them national recognition, and their music has taken them from coast to coast, Canada and Europe. Their spirited performances of eclectic traditional American music as well as their own compositions have put them on stages with many roots-based artists from Taj Mahal to Doc Watson and Ralph Stanley to Kathy Mattea, among others. With a fourth album scheduled to be released late in 2007, The Hunger Mountain Boys continue to tour the nation. "The Hunger Mountain Boys blow right past 1960's pop revival and kick it even older-school with sweet pieces of twangy, acoustic Americana that has a '30's and '40's feel." -Boston Globe "The group's sound is very resolutely old-school, but it's also resolutely eclectic.

"Hiccup Remedy Blues" sounds like 1930's hot jazz, while "I've Got The Blues Mary" is more countryish with brother-duo harmonies and some startlingly virtuosic bottleneck slide guitar, and "Departure Day" sounds like an early Monroe Brothers tune with lickety-split guitar/mandolin interplay and tight sweet vocal harmonies. And that's just the first three songs on the album! Very highly recommended." -Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Dec 2006 “These boys from The Berkshires are a little too melodic to be old-time and a little too rough hewn to be bluegrass.... The album careens from blisteringly fast to cheerfully rambling….Their compositions are indistinguishable in quality and tone from the older tunes covered.” -Dirty Linen Magazine Feb/March 2007 "It's hillbilly touched with hokum and ragtime, with Appalachian folk always looming somewhere, close or distant, in the background. The result is a kind of rural vaudeville music.

It's easy, of course, to do this uninterestingly. After all, there's no shortage these days of reissue CDs documenting the good old days of brother duets, obviously the HMBs' proximate influence. It's hard to persuade experienced listeners that they might have a reason to tear themselves away from the Monroe Brothers, the Delmore Brothers or the Blue Sky Boys when they're available -- at least as recorded voices -- to remind us of some of the greatest country music ever preserved on wax. Happily, the HMBs don't really sound like any of them.

For all their looking backward, they're too smart to indulge themselves in stale, needless duplication and repetition. They're good, they're having loads of fun and they choose solid material from both source recordings and their own in-the-tradition compositions.... If you aren't careful, the HMBs will get you to believe in time travel. -Jerome Clark Rambles.NET 28 October 2006 "These are some nimble-fingered, barn-burnin country boys.

. . or theyre time-travelers, one or the other." -Kevan Breitinger indie-music.com / 2005 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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