Brent Hoodenpyle & The Loners
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Brent Hoodenpyle & The Loners

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The best kept secret in music

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"Brent Hoodenpyle and the Loners offer up Americana music at its finest, performing a mix of original tunes as well as cover tunes. The Loners is, in my mind, a bit of a misnomer. They really are a tightly knit ensemble with really well blended rhythms and harmonies that make for an excellent sound - especially live! In concert, they do an exceptional job of connecting to their audience both in performing the actual songs as well as during their between-song commentary. They clearly enjoy what they're doing and are excited to bring the audience along on the journey."

Annemarie Serra,
President Woodstock Folk Festival

"Labels are meaningless; Rock, Folk, Blues, Country, Alt.Country, Americana...It's AMERICAN music, plain and simple. Brent's music emcompasses all these styles and many, many more. With swagger, humor, heart and soul, one eye in the rear-view mirror and his foot squarely planted on the gas, Brent and the Loners embody the true spirit of what AMERICAN music truly is."

Greg Morris
Singer/Songwriter - From Within the Music Industry


As host for this show, I got a chance to hear a new band, Brent and The Loners, who performed a set of classic Steve Earle tunes for the occasion. On the basis of their set at The Hideout that night, I'd say they will soon add their names to Chicago's proud and enduring alt country scene. - Jim Stacho


The Hideout -- Chicago, IL
J. Fitzwoody's -- Twin Lakes, WI
Crystal Lake's Johnny Appleseed Days -- Crystal Lake, IL
Stage Left Cafe -- Woodstock, IL
Nevin's Live -- Evanston, IL
The Cary Pub -- Cary, IL
Colgate Country Showdown -- Hartford, WI
Horseshoe -- Chicago, IL
Duke O'Brien's -- Crystal Lake, IL
Fitzgerald's -- Berwyn, IL
Woodstock Opera House -- Woodstock, IL
House of Blues Restaurant -- Chicago, IL - Brent & The Loners


Discography

Country Music Holiday -- Released May 13, 2006.

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Bio

To describe singer-songwriter Brent Hoodenpyle's style of alt country music, you'll have to listen to just a few of his songs.

Whether it's in the award winning crying-in-your-beer tune such as "Picture Show In My Mind," a historical story song like "Damn Yankees" or a 1950's Nashville rocker like "Run Back To Him," you'll hear the influences of traditional and alternative country artists such as... Steve Earle, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam, and Gram Parsons, just to name a few.

And in his band, The Loners, you'll hear the sounds of the best country musicians Chicago has to offer.

The Loners are led by Scottish born guitarist John Ballantyne. His alt country guitar licks blend effortlessly with the traditional country sounds created by bass player Buddy Carter. Then, when you add in the talents of rock-influenced Bill Ceas on drums, and you've got a ballsy mix of country music twang and roots rock.

From veneues like Nevin's Live in Evanston, IL to alt country enclave The Hideout in Chicago, to the folk friendly environments of the Masthouse and Stage Left Cafe in Woodstock, IL, it's this sound that has helped Brent and The Loners win over audiences and build a grass roots following.