Hootin’ The Blues play goodtime Music. That’s not only Acoustic Blues, it’s a lot more. Ragtime, Country, Bluegrass and Jazz have been integrated into the show during the years. No matter which style they play, Hootin’ The Blues stay unmistakeable.
Hootin’ The Blues is not one front man but three lead or backing vocals and a load of lead instruments. Each member of the band has experience with other bands in a large number of projects, live as well as in the studio. For each of them, the work with Hootin’ The Blues is the constant factor throughout their musical career.
Hootin’ The Blues play intentionally without bass and drums but that don’t mean any lack of groove or power. It gives them the opportunity to cover the whole spectrum from smooth ballads to driving shuffles or funky songs for dancing. Beside all kinds of acoustic guitars in a several tunings, a truckload of harmonicas, mandolin, banjo and lap steel guitar. This combination of instruments is rarely found on one stage. Apart from blues- and country songs, mambo, swing and rock play important roles in the band’s program.
Hootin’ The Blues want to entertain. All three musicians share the awareness that it is not sufficient to stand on stage and to play well on an instrument. Stage-presence and direct contact to the audience are fundamental components of every Hootin’ The Blues show. The public is constantly avid, not only in Germany but also in many other European countries. Stage-size doesn’t matter, neither does the number of listeners. Hootin’ The Blues play in front of 4000 as well as in front of 40, if necessary unplugged or without any amplification.
Hootin’ The Blues play in unchanged line-up since 1988 and won many awards like; Memphis Semifinalist (Bands) 2009, Eutin Winner (Bands), German Blues Challenge 2009 and represent the German Blues Network at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis (TN). They played in numerous clubs and festivals from Flensburg to Freiburg, from Borken to Berlin and successfully toured Poland, the USSR, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Italy and France. They made four CDs already and did various performances in radio and TV shows.
The three sympathetic musician’s guarantee that every concert is performed professionally. More than that, Hootin’ The Blues are known for their spontaneous and entertaining shows with a big part of improvisation. Every performance differs, every concert is unique.
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