Combining the blues rock of the Rust Belt with the twang of Appalachia, Hive Robbers hails from Kent, Ohio, bringing with them an array of sounds ranging from harmonica squalls to banjo drawls. Multi-instrumentalists Aidan Bailey Williams and Jimmy Dykes share vocal duties, while Shawn Cline and Sam Langstaff lay down a freight-train backbeat.
Formed in the summer of 2010, the group has since released two EPs and two LPs, including their most recent album, Rusted Earth. Hive Robbers’ sound draws from a broad spectrum of influences, melding raw, American rock with folk ballads, country standards, and even gospel harmonies. With their raucous live show, Hive Robbers makes crowds shake their hips and raise their glasses.