THE HARD WOOD BOYS
What ever happened to all those dudes that were in those local metal bands of your youth? Well, in the case of The Hard Wood Boys they play old timey traditional folk with a twist now. With a few instruments (and some cleaning supplies made into instruments) these four long time friends are bringing you that hot new jug band joint straight from the underground. And by underground I mean rural Illinois. Featuring a washtub bass as well as mandolin, banjo, washboard and guitar The Hard Wood Boys tap into the very earliest American roots music. If the name Alan Lomax means something to you then this is your kind of band.
I’ve been playing American music of one form or another for many years. Played all around the country over those years. I’ve settled in my home town of Chicago, Illinois for the time being. In the last 2 years or so, I have traveled around the midwest and southeast playing shows for anyone that’ll listen and stopping into various recording studios, always with a few friends, to round out a debut album which will be ready and available in early 2012.
Until then, come on out to a show and say hello.