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Music: Hoots and Hellmouth

By Evan Wallis · August 24th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

Life is complicated and sometimes it’s helpful to take a step back and slow down. In those times, turn to Hoots and Hellmouth, an Americana/Folk foursome from Philadelphia consisting of Sean Hoots, Andrew Gray, Robert Berliner and John Branigan. These foot-stompin’ fellas take two guitars, an upright bass, a mandolin and some spectacular vocal harmonies and wrap listeners in a blanket of uplifting music.

Blending a sort of mountain-revival sound with the modern Indie Folk music that has been gaining traction throughout the country, H&H’s songs tend to start of with a slower tempo but soon flourish into a mix of bluesy guitar picking and melodious riffs that are kept in time by sturdy upright bass, enthusiastic yells and stomping feet.

Hoots and Hellmouth play the Southgate House Monday.

Read Evan Wallis' full Sound Advice here.



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