Resident Scout is a former solo project created by its founder, Hobey Kuhn in 2009. As a senior in high school, he wrote, recorded, mixed, played and produced his first album, "My Greatest Sympathies," released July 6, 2010. Much like that of Moby and Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails, Hobey Kuhn was the only person behind the endeavors of Resident Scout, having recorded the entire album on his own. Resident Scout's workmanship stretches from the light and simple feel of Indie Rock, from bands like Spoon, Cold War Kids and Vampire Weekend, to the edgier, more energetic feel of 90's Alternative, Grunge, and Blues, artists like Nirvana, The White Stripes, and the Foo Fighters.
Upon beginning a small promotional campaign, Resident Scout has gained a lot of exposure since its first album release. The Deli Nashville had Resident Scout peaking at #2 on Nashville’s Indie Rock Charts, and has nominated Resident Scout as Nashville’s Best Emerging Artist of 2010. Resident Scout came second in AMP Magazine’s Unsigned Band Contest, and will be featured in their upcoming issue. Blogs, podcasts, and both online and college radio have all featured Resident Scout, all without the band ever performing a live show.
This encouragement has led Kuhn to consider obtaining more members into the Resident Scout pseudonym and become a full band, allowing not only promotion through print and web, but also on stage. Kuhn therefore enlisted his twin brother, Andrew Kuhn, on guitar and backing vocals, Mac Frith on drums, and Hicks Woolwine on bass guitar. Because band members attend different colleges, touring is limited. However, Resident Scout aims to play a multitude of shows in the summer and winter of 2011 in Nashville and it’s surrounding areas, and plans for a full tour in the summer of 2012 are in development for the Southeast.