Hoots and Hellmouth in Concert

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Hoots & Hellmouth

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Band Members

Sean Hoots: guitar, vocals

Andrew Gray: guitar, vocals

Robert Berliner: mandolin, vocals

Tim Celfo: bass

Mike Bardzik: drums

Anna-Christie Sadler: vocals

Beatrice Sadler: vocals

Cass Sadler: vocals

Set List

"Want on Nothing"

"Rattle These Bones"

"Asleep on the Couch"

"Forks and Knives"

"Home in a Boxcar"

"Abattoir Altar Boy and Girl"

"Two Hearts, a Snake and a Concubine"

"This Hand Is a Mighty Hand"

Not quite folk or alt-country, but more than just a rock group, Philadelphia's Hoots & Hellmouth crafts fiery, cathartic roots-rock that the band describes as "new music for old souls." Hear Hoots & Hellmouth perform a concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Formed in 2005 around the acoustic guitars of Sean Hoots and Andrew "Hellmouth" Gray, the two began creating a body of work that was vastly different from what either had created in the past. Often fleshing out their arrangements with organ, upright bass, drums and mandolin, Hoots and Gray saw their star begin to rise after appearances at the 2006 Philadelphia Folk Festival and last year's WXPN All About the Music festival. Blending soul, folk, country, gospel and rock with the sounds of classic Americana, Hoots & Hellmouth has, on record, lived up to the promise of its revival-like live shows — which is saying a lot.

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