The Hooten Hallers Back In Business Again
Back In Business Again', the long-anticipated new record from blues-rock eccentrics The Hooten Hallers, is a fever-dream of thoroughly American rock and roll from the fertile musical heartland of Missouri, USA. On this ten track thrill-ride, The Hooten Hallers inhale a wealth of roots and rock influences-blues, soul, punk, even New Orleans jazz-and spit forth a high-voltage, swinging rumpus that defies what you thought you knew about rock and roll. Bubbling beneath the rip-roaring surface are all-original songs of outsider Americana delight, from tall tales about near-mythological characters to a eulogy commemorating the demise of 15 years worth of tour vans to heartfelt blues and well beyond. John Randall's infernal howl and frenzied guitar swirls into a demon's brew with Andy Rehm's otherworldly falsetto screams and unbridled drumming. Kellie Everett drives the unorthodox low end with the rich tones of her rumbling baritone and bass saxophones, rounding out the band's sound and placing it firmly in a class of it's own. Produced by Dominic Davis (Jack White, Greensky Bluegrass), 'Back In Business Again' takes a match to The Hooten Hallers' fuse and explodes the renegade power trio to the edge of madness and back again, one vigorous, swinging, perfectly peculiar song at a time.