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The Hooten Hallers combines demonic, gritty growling vocals, which are influenced as much by Captain Beefheart as they are Tuvan throat singing, with gut-busting baritone and bass sax and pre-war blues, New York Dolls influenced guitar. In the olden days of American music, before radios, television, highways, and the internet homogenized everything, regional styles and traditions reigned. And yet, the rich regionalism of America continues today, fighting against the Walmart-ization of American culture.
The Hooten Hallers are out front of this charge, reclaiming the heritage of their Missouri roots. With their new self-titled album they continue their decade-long search for these roots,drawing from the surrounding agricultural lifestyles, the river communities, the college kids, and the tweakers that roam Columbia, Missouri, all in the looming foothills of the Ozark Mountains.