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Hoodang

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States | SELF

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States | SELF
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter

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"So-Good-They're-Scary"

"Fine Morning is one of those so-good-they're-scary tunes that force you to hit the repeat button just to make sure that you really heard what you just heard. Then it lingers in your head for a long, long time." - W. Kim Heron - Detroit Metro Times


"Hoodang"

"Sometimes all a country song needs is a plucky mandolin and a melancholy banjo, and this Ann Arbor trio makes the most of its simple, catchy ramblers. Frontman David Rossiter has a tinder-dry voice tailor-made for pensive road maxims; gleaming pedal steel only adds to his authority." - Download.com - Download.com


"A Songwriter's Songwriter"

"Rossiter is a storyteller first and foremost. If you like the parade of ornery hard-luck characters who have wound their way through Steve Earle's albums, or the tough, edgy romantic characterizations of the grassroots Ontario iconoclast Fred Eaglesmith, be aware that there's a local figure who can play in their league. And he's got a dry leather strap of a voice to go with his songs." - James M. Manheim, - The Ann Arbor Observer


"Tough. Smart."

"They're making some of the toughest, smartest country music anywhere in the Midwest." - The Ark - The Ark


Discography

HOODANG (debut recording); available via CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon. Digital download version available for gratis for promotors, presenting organizations, etc. upon request.

WISDOM BOX - The follow-up recording will be released this coming summer.

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MYTHIC EXISTENTIAL WEIRDNESS
Founded in 2003, Hoodang has been tapping into that gleaming vein of sonic gold that travels back into the early part of the last century. Drawing inspiration from the tradition of English murder ballads, hardcore American country music, and careful-you'll-cut-yourself electric blues, the band plays a shape-shifting amalgam of original American roots music. Recent songwriting is best described as a rude variant of the literary southern gothic tradition of Flannery O'Connor, Tennessee Williams, and William Faulkner et al.