Sounds Like: Ry Cooder, Raul Malo, Subdudes, the Iguanas, Little Feat
Label: LOCO DARE Records
Manager: James Carpenter
Bio: The Hoolios are a diverse group morphing from solo singer-songwriter Jim Carpenter to an acoustic quartet and six-piece rock/dance band depending upon the venue. The Hoolios have garnered an excellent reputation for their Americana/Rock/Latin and Zydeco grooves, featuring three lead vocalists, a...See Full Bio
“Why you should know them: There's an incredible cornucopia of music in our little part of the New England, so is it possible to say one specific band is the best? Possibly. The Hoolios, a roots/Americana band, are world-class; if you saw them at any venue in the country, opening for or sharing a bill with Wilco or Robert Earl Keen or the Radiators ... well, you'd absolutely believe they deserved to be there. With four- and five-part harmonies, exquisite musicality and Carpenter's melodic muse — his songs are a bittersweet blend of Gulf Coast, New Orleans and Southwestern influences that seem a too-die-for blend of Marty Robbins, the subdudes and Townes Van Zandt — the Hoolios are pretty magical. ”
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