The Hounds
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The Hounds

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"Cover story Oct 2005"

"[The Hounds] bring the funk across the nation." - The Entertainer <>

"OSU Review"

"Together, this band of brothers can jam like no other. They can always get a show rocking or a party started. The rock, funk and jive that the Hounds produce can make anyone dance." - The Daily Barometer <>

"Praise The Hounds"

"Just 'be' in the room with the hounds for one song and you are transported to your own personal better place."

"Don't Fear The Hounds"

"The Hounds funked so hard, I feared for our lives..."
- Gazette Times <>

"Long Live The Hounds"

"The band has become the heir apparent to the throne of the best homegrown band in the area."
- The Commuter <>


2001: Sheepdawgin (Released by The Southtown Hounds)
2005: The Hounds Live (live tracks recorded from August to November 2005.
TBR 2006: The Hounds are currently working on their first studio effort since the finalized line up of the band...Three completed tracks "Ragamuffin," "Spin Cycle," and "Hollywood" can be heard on radio stations from Portland to Ashland, OR.



The Hounds originated in 2000 as the Southtown Hounds, formed originally by Jefe and Rigel. Through 2000 to 2004 The Southtown Hounds blended styles from funk, reggae, soul, trance, world, and rock for frequently packed bars and college parties. Through changing interests and schedules, TSH roster was changing constantly (rotating through different keyboardists and guitar players). In December of 2004 The Hounds acquired Charlie Parker and in April 2005, Curtis became the final member to join and solidified The Hounds line up. The Hounds are not just another jam/rock band. We strive on high energy, audience participation, and creative improvisation. We have an entransing stage presence within in the first notes played of any show, at any time, to every crowd. In June of 2005, just two months after Curtis joined the bad, The Hounds won the 5th anual OSU Battle of the Bands. The Hounds have an close friendship with some of the best regional musicians and often can be found having some of the "extended family" sitting in on horns, percussion, vocals, and guitar. The Hounds have graciously shared the stage with artists like Culture, Natural Vibration, and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe...just to name a few.