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Hog Branch Bio

Should you ever need a lift, a new Austin quintet called Hog Branch can help get you back into the groove — and I mean, right now! This grooving soul/blues outfit combines jazz-filled heart with country soul on their self-titled debut album, Hog Branch, on Blue Vada Records (June 10, 2022 release).

Trying to nail down this eclectic group is no easy task. The genres and taglines that the band have garnered since their formation in 2018 include Wetlands Soul, Funk From The Farm, Country Soul No Limits and Bacon Grease Grooves. You can hear bits of all these on their debut release, recorded at Ice Cream Factory Studios by Matt Parmenter. Hog Branch covers all the swampy turf you might imagine. And the ten songs on their debut album create a nostalgic 1970s gumbo, spicing the peak elements of 70s FM Gold with modern swagger and contemporary worldview....

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Review of Hog Branch Album in Jazz Blues News
Hog Branch's debut album selected one of Top 11 Blues Albums of 2022!

 - Jazz Blues News (Paris) December 2022

 
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“Austin, Texas quintet Hog Branch is the kind of act that reminds the despairing that, yes, there are still musicians out there forging their own path.... [This band has] the talent to do whatever they like. Their self-titled debut proves that, without a doubt.”   

  -Chadwick Easton, Melody Maker Magazine (May 2022)

"Sometimes you just need to dance hard and shake it all off. This music by Hog Branch gets you where you need to be in that regard, instantly. 'Getting to the Groove' gets you all the way down to it." 

  - Americana Highways (May 2022)

"Hog Branch’s music is freedom. They take the groove to melodic unencumbered spaces. Their songs have been an integral part of musical healing for myself and others. This debut Hog Branch album is a celebration of life."

  - Jed Rogers, Austin Groove Advocate (June 2022)

"Should you ever need a lift, a new Austin quintet called Hog Branch can help get you back into the groove — and I mean, right now! This grooving soul/blues outfit combines jazz-filled heart with country soul on their self-titled debut album, Hog Branch."

  - Glide Magazine (May 2022)

Hog Branch Interview with Jazz Blues News
"The range of emotions within the songs really shows up on Hog Branch, their self-titled album. More than just technical prowess, the band captures the spirit and story of the songs."

 - from Jazz Blues News (Paris) October 2022

 

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