HOOT and Hollers consists of Bob Hoot of Tent Show Troubadours and one to three guest players who join in live performance. Those guests may be Geri Hamilton (fiddle/vocals), John Hamilton (guitar/vocals), Doug McLeod (bass), Tom Ellis (drums) and/or Wendy Lynn Markus. Other guest players have been known to drop in on gigs. Sets include Hoot’s original songs and select covers. The vibe is primarily Alt. Country/Americana with arrangements in semi-acoustic and electric arrangements suited for two-to-four players. H&H was formed to play smaller venues.
HOOT and Hollers perform original music from a catalogue of more than 85 songs, most of which have been recorded by Tent Show Troubadours. These songs have been arranged for an acoustic (or semi-acoustic) duo or trio. These songs have roots in folk, rock and country. They are American originals in the singer/songwriter tradition.
HOOT and Hollers pepper performances in select covers — but always with their own twist. Don't take our word for it, come out to a show. We're pretty sure darn sure you'll be tapping your toes by the end of the night. Here is a list of upcoming gigs for HOOT and Hollers and Tent Show Troubadours.
April 1, 2021 — Tent Show Troubadours / HOOT and Hollers — Cover Letters. The overlapping bands of Tent Show Troubadours / HOOT and Hollers recorded ten (10) of our favorite covers which we incorporate in to our live performances. The core lineup consists of Bob Hoot (guitar, vocals), Doug McLeod (bass), Geri Hamilton (violin/vocals), John Hamilton (guitar,vocals, and Ben Lokuta (drums). Joining TST is former TST bandmate Jenniper Hylbert (vocals). The album released on Soundcloud and Bandcamp on April 1, 2021 and on Spotify, Apple Music and all other streaming services shortly thereafter.
Bob Hoot of HOOT and Hollers released a video of the song Detroit City. In this case, the Hollers are made up of Bob Hoot on all instruments — a function of sheltering in place. This is the first time H&H has recorded a cover. Detroit is near and dear to Hoot's heart having been born and raised there. This song can be found on Bandcamp.com, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and most other streaming services.
HOOT and Hollers debut album is done and is officially released on Friday, March 20. 2020. Ten songs from the archives of The New Baldones and Tent Show Troubadours are remixed including new tracks with a distinctively Country Rock/Americana vibe. Geri Hamilton lends her superb violin to seven of the songs and her vocal work to nearly as many. Acoustic and slide guitars contribute to creating the signature sound of HOOT and Hollers' new album.
Due to Covid restrictions, and in lieu of a release party — HOOT and Hollers had a live streaming concert produced and hosted by Madtown Mix Studio on Saturday, March 21. Below is an excerpt from that concert with the lead song from the album.
Click on the album cover to listen on YouTube.