The Hootz, are a Punk-Country Party-Rock Band stationed out of Nashville, TN. With husband & wife duo, Luke & Ange Marino sharing vocals, & playing guitar & bass guitar, there is something so pure about their humorous tongue & cheek lyrics & harmonious music. Their high energy performance creates an original & enthusiastic sound. The name, THE HOOTZ, clearly reflects their redneck, hoe-down, knee-slapping, good-time, & hootenanny style music. While they classify their music as being of the Alt Country Rock genre; their punk-rock, party band, parody-style humor, & back country roots help separate them from the traditional classic country music. The Hootz live performances have been accredited as “more fun than a barrel full of hillbillies” & “Country with a Twist & SHOCK!!!”
The Hootz have recently accompanied national acts such as Craig Campbell, Carrie Underwood, Kentucky Headhunters, Brad Paisley, Josh Thompson, Parmalee, Chris Higbee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, Ray Scott, Easton Corbin, Justin Lynch, Bret Michaels, Granger Smith, & this year the Kentucky Head Hunters. This energetic band also headlined a number of festivals throughout the US. Recently, The Hootz widened their national, “World of Fun” tour as far as Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, Michigan, Oklahoma, New York, Florida & continue to add to their roster.
Their music, tour dates, music videos, sponsors, and merchandise can all be found at www.thehootz.com