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On the surface the Hooten Hallers appear to be a three-piece loud blues and hillbilly soul band. As with much else in the vast unknowable cosmos this image deceives us. The Hooten Hallers are more likely a lost group of time-traveling extraterrestrials from places unknown to humanity. Some say they come from a planet where rock n' roll isn't dead, where blues is still played with soul. Others say they're masked cryptid humanoids from deep within the earth. One fact shines through: their powerful live shows and recordings must be witnessed to be believed.
John Randall plays guitar more as a gunslinger than a musician, and his voice can be described as somewhere between John Lee Hooker and a howler monkey. Andy Rehm, with his unique stand-up drumming style, often resembles a man trying to beat a two-headed wolf to death while at the same time channeling the ghost of Minnie Ripperton to provide vocal harmony. A wandering musical alchemist, Paul Weber rescues ancient instruments from other ages and literally breathes new life into them.