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outlaw country, outlaw folk, psychedelic, acid grass, bluegrass, southern rock from San Francisco. HOWDY!
Howdy! is one of the hottest new bands to hit the Bay Area! Bending musical rules and drawing from a range of styles including bluegrass, reggae, and insurgent country, Howdy!'s unique blend of original homegrown and homefried music can be best described as Outlaw Folk.
Band/artist history
Howdy! showcases the dual songwriting firepower of guitarist Dave Nanstad (the Aquatic Monster Bombs, Wanted in Ten States) and mandolin player Sean Hancock (Second Set, Kingstreet, Pacific Groove) alongside the pedal steel pyrotechnics of Evan Reiley (Harvest Moon, Jon Wood Experience, Lee Simpson band, Hundred Dollar Breakdown) and thumping rhythms of upright bassist Aspen Stevenson (5 Tons of Rhythm, the Jon Wood Experience, the Speakeasy Jug Band). These veterans, with a combined history of over 40 years playing on the Bay Area and Sacramento music scenes, bring a flair, chemistry and intensity to the stage. When newly formed in summer of 2004, and with one rehearsal under their belt, Howdy! wowed audiences with four gigs during a space of three weeks. These early performances revealed a powerful chemistry that, blended with the unrelenting musicianship and sheer songwriting power of the band, spoke of greater things to come. Surprising even themselves, Howdy! decided to get serious and buckled down in Bent Steel studios to record their recently released demo. Driving their beat-up pickup trucks at breakneck speed onstage, Howdy is excited to be packing the house at a venue near you.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
We play live all over the San Francisco Bay Area and are available for private functions as well
Your musical influences
Outlaw Music, Outlaw Country, Outlaw Folk, Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead, David Grisman, Neil Young
Anything else?
Visit our official site for more mp3's and show information at: http://www.outlawfolk.com