"The Shady Bear Sessions" Studio Recordings Are Here!

Listen to and download the new EP, After the Storms, here.

"...the combination of traditional blues with a contemporary sound that makes THP unique"

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Shady Bear II

The date is set.  The band will be heading back into Shady Bear Recording Studio, to work again with the inimitable Anthony Robustelli, at the very end of March.  This means brand-spanking new studio originals should be coming hot off the presses sometime in April or early May.  It's gonna be great.

The flip side of that is that our show schedule will slow down a bit during that time (and we've been going like gangbusters lately, as you can tell from our Upcoming & Previous Shows page, so pausing for a breath is equivalent to slowing down right now).  But, fear not: there will be plenty of opportunities to catch smoking electric blues in April.  We'll let you know about that soon!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

A Bit Of "Blues for Ronnie Earl"

A fan raised a camera and caught the tail-end of a fiery rendition of our original instrumental, "Blues for Ronnie Earl," at the Otto's Shrunken Head show last night.  Enjoy!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Otto's Enlarged Our Head

Paul--our lovely drummer--is going through some life stuff right now, so Bull--our lovely harmonica-player-slash-multi-instrumentalist--sat in on drums for us tonight at Otto's Shrunken Head, the tiki dive bar of tiki dive bars in NYC.

And it was lovely.

Thanks to everyone who came out!  It was a hoot!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Marlon Interviewed On Exposed Vocals

Marlon was recently interviewed by the awesome Randy Morano at Exposed Vocals, an excellent source of indie music industry, artist, um...actually, indie music everything.  A couple highlights:
Exposed Vocals: So tell us your story.  Where did you grow up?  What made you decide to become an artist? 
MH: My dad is a blues guitarist--he still gigs actually--so there was always blues or blues-rock playing in the house.  My mother says that I would kick along to George Thorogood in the womb, and that if they wanted to calm me down as a toddler they would put that record on and that I would stop and listen like I'd heard it before. 
Exposed Vocals: How do you find ways to promote your music?  What works best for you? 
MH: I'm not sure what actually draws people in to click on our track and take a listen versus skipping it in favor of something else.  I'm not even sure why I do it when I'm in fan mode.  But I have a sneaking suspicion no one else knows either.  So we're all flying blind here, but we're all flying blind together!
Read the rest here!