The Hasslers are:
Matt Hassler- Vocals, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica
Ben Haber- Bass, Vocals
Joey Boyd- Percussion
Owen Thayer- Guitar, Lap Steel
Erin Agner- Keys, Vocals
The Hasslers, a five piece rock outfit from Missoula, Montana, build songs around lyrics, but they don't skimp on materials. Haunting lap steel ambiance meshes with wailing organ riffs, all behind a forefront of tight vocal harmonies. Recent winners at both the ZMA awards and Sean Kelly's Top of the Mic contest, these kids embody the kind of small town pride you can raise a glass to. Genuine, hard-hitting, MT folk-rock, erudite pool hall rock, doesn't matter what you call it, it's fun to watch and it's good to listen to.
The Hasslers have performed with acts such as: Blitzen Trapper, Jason Isbell, Langhorne Slim and the Law, The Cold Hard Cash Show, The Cave Singers, and Futurebirds.
The Hasslers won 1st prize in the 2012 Sean Kelly's Top of the Mic Competition.
The Hasslers won a 2013 Zoo Music Award in the Folk & Singer/Songwriter category.
The Hasslers performed on the main staged of Red Ants Pants festival in 2014