From the moment they released their outstanding Workin’ and Dreamin’ album over here, it seemed like everyone was talking about the band.
Reviewers – unanimous with their praise and enthusiasm – first sparked the wave of excitement
Writing at Folk Radio UK, respected critic Paul Kerr said: “It’s not that often that an album from an unknown quantity totally blindsides you, forcing you to listen, once, twice, thrice and more, all the better to wallow in its excellence.”
At AmericanaUK, Jeremy Searle said the band played “excellent Gospel-infused roots of Americana,” while Songlines magazine called them “appealingly gritty.”
There was such a strong desire to get them over here that we had a full twenty-date tour lined up for them just when the pandemic swept in to kill it dead.
Undaunted, the band got together on their home turf to record a follow-up album that delivered again, to keep fans happy.
“How are you feeling?” “What are you thinking?” “How is this affecting you?” “How can we get through this together?” Those were some of the questions posed.
Once again, it registered on the top scale, with RNR magazine awarding it 5-star status and Songlines saying it was “an authentic, contemporary expression of the American West.”
Hoth Brothers deliver a feel and sound that others fail to achieve because they try too hard to capture such a pure essence. It comes naturally to them so they don’t have to work at it – spontaneous with a strong heartbeat and depth of character.
The no-holds-barred song-writing of Bard Edrington and Boris McCutcheon delivers with all the earthy substance of two men who are no strangers to getting dirt under their fingernails. Each has also put out solo projects to establish a solid pedigree.
Together, they have whooped up powerfully-charged material that lifts the spirits like tumbleweeds in a dust devil, creating a whirlwind of timeless roots music and salt-cured New Mexicana. Sarah Ferrell adds just the right sprinkling of sweet note to the vocal harmonies.
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