The Hobo Nickels
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The Hobo Nickels

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"Kids Music That Rocks: Americana"

Best New Americana Music for Kids

The Hobo Nickels present a batch of Americana songs about an imaginary Mid-West county. Hey, these tunes are so good they'll make you wanna move there!

These guys excell in the jazzy country end of Americana ... think Riders In The Sky or, say, old-school Chris LeDoux. All the songs on the album describe specific sights around 10 towns in make-believe Cooper County, like "The Kearney Barn," "The Picket Fence in Pilot Knob," and "The Excelsior Springs Water Tower."

From rowdy singalongs like "The Silo in Milo," to swaying lullabies like "The Ludington Lighthouse," Cooper County is full of amusing tunes that'll keep your feet movin'. One of the catchiest and funniest is "The Weaubleau Well," which hilariously describes what can be found at the bottom of said well in a style that can only be characterized as "Shel Silverstein meets Dr. Seuss."

If your little ones like story songs, descriptive lyrics, and witty word play set against a background of middle-America melodies, Cooper County's the CD for them. It's never explicitly said whether this is a children's album or a grownup album, so consider the songs on Cooper County kids' Americana for adults, and adult Americana for kids. - Warren Truit


The Hobo Nickels are proud to announce the Summer 2008 release of their debut CD, Cooper County. Sporting a quirky, acoustic sound that appeals to all ages, The Hobo Nickels blend folksy storytelling with a grab bag of Americana music styles. A one-of-a-kind album of witty, original story-songs set in the rural Midwest, The Hobo Nickels’ Cooper County is a bubbly gumbo of unforgettable melodies and jaw-buzzing kazoo solos—kids’ music for adults and adult music for kids. Available at

THIS JUST IN: Our song "Cottleville Crickety Bridge" off Cooper County was recently selected as a Top 20 Finalist in the Americana category of the 12th Annual Unisong International Songwriting Contest!



Hailed as "One of the most fun Americana groups in Colorado" by legendary Swallow Hill Music Association, The Hobo Nickels have been charming Denver audiences since 2007 with their grab bag of original, upbeat, Americana tunes and whimsical performance style. Sometimes described as a "folksy They Might Be Giants", they're quickly developing a loyal following playing mile-high venues such as Swallow Hill and Mercury Cafe and festivals including the Denver People's Fair and the Denver Ukulele Festival.

Tim, Andy, Rob and Steve bring decades of combined performance experience to the stage, having played in numerous bands across the country prior to meeting each other in Denver and developing their distinctive sound. Mining from the early-to-mid 20th century American soundscape, The Hobo Nickels have quilted an eclectic patchwork of good time music sure to bring a smile to show goers young and old.

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