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The Hobohemians / Bio

Happy Days Are Here Again!
The term “Hobohemian” denotes a unique form of Americanized
vagabond-style bohemianism which guides the group’s approach towards
popular American and European roots music of the 1910’s, 20’s, and 30’s: a potent mix of proto-jazz, blues, and folk.

MEMBERS (in order of appearance):

Antoon “Antman” Speters (vocals, lead guitar, dobro, mandolin & banjo)
has played music professionally for over 40 years. He's well-known in the Athens area as a member of String Theory, Green Flag, North Georgia Bluegrass Band, and formally of Short Road Home and Curley Maple.
JOKE- Q:How do you get Antoon to play softer?
A: Give him some sheet music.

John Amoss (piano, accordion, rhythm guitar, ukulele, xylophone, harmonica & vocals)
Presently from Gainesville, John has been a member of The Decatur-based Nervous Ticks, The Gimmees, and Gainesville's The Terminal Degrees.
JOKE- Q: What's the difference between an accordion player
and a large pepperoni pizza?
A: The pepperoni pizza can feed a family of four.

Bill Hollingsworth Oglesby (baritone sax, flute, vocals & gong)
is also a member of The Knockouts, Incatepec, The Nairobi Trio, The Soul Pleasers, and has played and recorded with Deerhunter and Packway Handle
JOKE- Q: How do you get two saxophonists to play in unison?
A: Shoot one...

Susan Staley (vocals, guitar, ukulele, snare & thwacky things)
Solstice Sisters, String Theory, and hosts Athen's Folk and dance Society's monthy music show, The Hoot.
JOKE- Q: Why does Susan walk while she plays the ukulele?
A: To try to get away from the noise...

Dick “DDBass” Daniels (acoustic standup bass & vocals)
of String Theory, North Georgia Bluegrass Band, The Wampus Cat Skinners,The Downwind Boys, and others.
JOKE- Q: Why don't bass players play hide and seek?
A: Because no one will look for them.

Joe Ellison (drum kit, various percussion thing-a-majigs & vocals)
is a member of Klezmer Local 42, The Original Screwtops, and The Artie Ball Swing Band.
JOKE- Q: How can you tell a drummer's at the door?
A: The knocking speeds up.

General Info

Band Members
Antoon Speters, John Amoss, Bill Oglesby, Susan Staley, Dick Daniels, and Joe Ellison
Artist Name
The Hobohemians
Home Page
Active Since

Contact Info

Athens, GA
Susan Staley

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