Huckle

Huckle

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

This Northern California-based singer-songwriter-guitarist is a natural child of the world. Touring with a trio, one picks up on the West Coast vibe of Jack Johnson and the oceanic oomph of John Butler. The music is socially conscious and weaves a positive message with rootsy grooves.

Biography

This Northern California-based singer-songwriter-guitarist is a natural child of the world. One picks up on some of the blessed West Coast vibe of Jack Johnson and the oceanic oomph of John Butler in his readily appealing music, but there’s also a winning attack to his sound, a hunger felt in the gut of the listener. Huckle rocks in that beautiful wide-armed way the genre once did back in the day, embracing country, blues, folk and anything else he fancies, something evident throughout his organically flowing, lovingly charged debut album ‘Wooden Melodies’.

Live, Huckle tours as a trio, and his band includes bassist Murph and drummer Ezra Lipp. Hot off the heels of a relentless touring schedule, Huckle has been spreading his music throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Nevada and Colorado. Huckle has shared the stage with and supported many great bands and musicians including Donovan Frankenreiter, The Mother Hips, Steve Kimock, ALO, the Lee Boys, Melvin Seals and JGB, and Greensky Bluegrass to name a few.

Despite the impression of ragin’ electricity in many spots on the new album "Wooden Melodies", what one hears is an 10 string acoustic and a homemade Weissenborn lap steel guitar, along with banjo and other assorted instruments Huckle brings to bear alongside his rhythm team of bassist Murph (Izabella) and ALO drummer Dave Brogan. The album also features harmonies from Tim Bluhm (The Mother Hips) and guest turns from college friends Lebo (ALO) and Zach Gill (Jack Johnson, ALO) as well as harmonies from Nicki Bluhm on one cut. All tunes were tracked live as a trio on Jerry Garcia’s old A-80 Studor 2” tape machine.

Connection to the great outdoors and Community is central to Huckle’s philosophy, and not just working closely with the rich array of Bay Area talent he calls friends. He’s partnered with outdoor retail manufacturer Marmot to begin a Music For Food program, where people who bring two items of non-perishable food to a Huckle show and receive some free Huckle music. Huckle then takes the donated food to the local food bank. It’s an effort that strives to help raise much needed food and awareness about those less fortunate in every local community Huckle visits – a small act of kindness that incrementally moves things towards the positive. It’s a characteristically Huckle thing to.

Discography

Wooden Melodies
- Released September 2012
- Features special guests from members of Jack Johnson, ALO, the Mother Hips, and Nicki Bluhm

Set List

Better Day
By Your Side
Diamonds
Badfish Shakedown
Boomerang
The Ocean
Our Song
Walkabout
House of Cards
Rights
Transit Heart
Living Is Free
Ramblin