Hoochie Coochie Men, a genre-defying blues and folk band, was formed in 2012 in the small town of Easton, PA. Their sound can best be described as Ray Charles singing with Bob Dylan backed by the Allman brother and has been called a “fresh and inspiring take on American roots music” by 8 time Grammy winning composer, Paul Winter.
HCM has recently gained steam and found success all over the northeast playing ticketed shows from D.C. to Portland, Maine and everywhere in between. They consistently fill venues to capacity and have sold hundreds of tickets to some of NYC’s most well known venues, including B.B. King’s, Stage 48, Sullivan Hall, Rockwood Music Hall, Bowery Electric, Irving Plaza, etc. and have shared the stage with many national acts such as the legendary B.B. King, Badfish, American Babies, Pete Francis of Dispatch, Matt Costa, Toy Soldiers, and many more.
One of the greatest strengths of Hoochie Coochie Men is their musical versatility. Both lead singers bring diverse influences to the table. Zach Gold, from Rhode Island, has deeply immersed himself in the blues and folk of the Mississippi Delta. Joey Tumulty’s soulful voice calls to mind Ray Charles or Levon Helm. Lead guitarist, Alex Musso, tastefully crafts soulful and powerful guitar solos calling upon influences from Robert Johnson and Freddie King to Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes. Drummer Brian Duke and Bassist Grant Kempski lock together so well you would think they have been playing together for 30 years. Hoochie Coochie Men are a young and fresh take on an ageless style of music. This band is a great site to see and they are soon not to be forgotten.