October 11, 2008
The Hunger Mountain Boys (Kip Beacco, Teddy Weber and Matt Downing) have just cracked the half-decade mark of their touring and recording career. In that short time, they have released four full-length albums and one vinyl single on their own record label, toured from coast to coast, Canada, Europe and the UK, and have garnered a collection of accolades from USA Today to Bluegrass Unlimited.
Fulfilling invitations to open for such Americana icons as Taj Mahal, Doc Watson, Iris Dement and Ralph Stanley, among others, The Hunger Mountain Boys have directly absorbed musical influences from a broad reaching transection of American music. Merging these contemporary influences with their own eclectic upbringings and infatuation with the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s western swing, country jazz and early bluegrass, The Hunger Mountain Boys embody these musical traditions while revealing their own voices. Their music resonates from an unoccupied niche in the resurgence of today’s acoustic string bands. The Hunger Mountain Boys show no sign of slowing down.
“[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 ’30s and ’40s feel.” –Boston Globe
For a review of the Boys as they played the Cafe in October 2008, please visit: http://ammuse.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/the-hunger-mountain-boys-at-the-rosendale-cafe/
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