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Hoots & Hellmouth plans new CD, tour

Friday, February 3, 2012 – Hoots & Hellmouth kick off 2012 with a busy schedule of touring and a new disc.

The Philly-based foursome, led by Sean Hoots, will be out with "Salt" on April 10 on sonaBLAST! The rootsy band apparently is delving into indie rock on the new release.

Hoots & Hellmouth is comprised of Robert Berliner, Mike Reilly, and Todd Erk comprise the band.

Tour dates are:

Feb. 4 - Elk Creek Cafe - Millheim, PA

Feb. 8 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT

Feb. 9 - Iron Horse Music Hall - Northampton, MA

Feb. 10 - Stone Mountain Arts Center - Brownfield, ME

Feb. 11 - Middle East - Cambridge, MA

Feb. 14 - Tin Angel - Philadelphia (2 shows)

Feb. 17 - The Black Oak - Oneonta, NY

Feb. 18 - The Rock Shop - Brooklyn, NY

Feb. 19 - City Winery - New York

March 2 - The Whiskey - Annapolis, MD

March 3 - Arden Gild Hall - Arden, DE

March 8 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh

March 9 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH

March 10 - The Ark - Ann Arbor, MI

March 16 - Martyrs - Chicago *

March 17 - The Strutt - Kalamazoo, MI*

March 18 - The Mill - Iowa City, IA*

March 21 - Headliners - Louisville *

March 22 - High Watt - Nashville *

March 23 - Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC*

March 24 - UNCW 16th Ann. Wing Fling - Carolina Beach, NC*

March 24 - SoapBox - Wilmington, NC

March 25 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC*

March 28 - Gary Jackson - Roanoke, VA*

March 29 - The Southern Cafe - Charlottesville, VA*

March 30 - IOTA - Arlington, VA*

* indicates shows with Frontier Ruckus

CD reviews for Hoots and Hellmouth

The Holy Open Secret CD review - The Holy Open Secret
Much like the idyllic river described in Roll, Brandywine, Roll, the final track on the new album from Hoots & Hellmouth, the Philadelphia-based trio has the ability to both excite and soothe listeners depending on the current of the music. Part retro and part contemporary, Hoots & Hellmouth effortlessly blends folk-inspired acoustic stylings with memorable three-part group harmonies to create a progressive sound with a nod to the past. Rob Berliner, Andrew Gray and Sean Hoots have created an »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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