Fiddle-Guitar duo Hoot and Holler was born of a love of American folk music, nurtured in Boston's burgeoning string band scene, and inspired by the authenticity and enduring spirit of traditional Appalachian mountain music.
Their tender harmonizing and songwriting comes across as simple, honest, and fresh to the ears. Described as the perfect cross section of soulful grit and polished technique, you can expect the full range of dynamics when performing traditional and original old time fiddle tunes--pulsing with rhythm, and an impenetrable groove.
Hoot and Holler has entertained audiences all over the country on their own, as well as official members of the Massachusetts Walking Tour, where they annually hike 100 miles on Massachusetts trails to play free community concerts. Their new full-length album "Reasons To Run" plays like a sonic cross-country road trip, a "fresh and distinctive blend that can only be earned the hard way - through thousands of miles and hundreds of nights on the road." -Patrick Coman, WUMB's Local Folk
Nickel & Rose is a powerful Duo from Milwaukee Wisconsin playing a unique style of Folk music that blends Blues, Soul, Country, Jazz and African music. Musicians Johanna Rose (upright bass) and Carl Nichols (guitar) bring their diverse musical backgrounds together to create a new style of American music.