The Bearfoot Hookers
The Bearfoot Hookers are a fiercely independent, honest and scrappy band that blends traditional country, blues, and rock 'n' roll into a mixture they call "beer drinkin' gospel." It's edgy like Johnny Cash, groovy like the Stones, witty like Todd Snider, and full of swampy grit and flavor like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Gram Parsons. Hookers songs make you want to dance, sing, holler, drink, and, if the opportunity presents itself, wrestle an alligator. Members include Ty Manning (guitar/vocals), Mark Durfield (guitar/vocals), Jon Tonge (bass), Josh Skelton (drums), Scott Nicholson (piano/organ) and Marcus Thompson (guitar). The band’s third album will be out this year.