Photo by Claire Roeth
New country done the good old way since 2015. The band members' pedigree reads like a who's who of Denver dive-bar hero musicians (featuring members of The Legendary River Drifters, Dudebabes, The Knew, Ned Garthe Explosion, CrushCraze, Bangtel), but what comes across in the music is four mountain men manifesting Johno Roberts' tales of his native Tennessee and his observations on a changing Colorado.
Hang Rounders' music is best heard on a dance floor, where it is allowed to do its work and get you movin', singin', and bringin' (your sister).
Their newest songs, "June Bug" b/w "Shaky Hands," out on 7 inch vinyl in December 2018, were produced at Mighty Fine Productions in Denver, CO with engineer Colin Bricker, and feature guest musicians Mark Shusterman (Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats) on keys and the most excellent Jennifer Jane Niceley on backing vocals.
"Undeniably American roots music at its finest." -- Brett Callwood, Westword
"The band really impresses with a rockin' country sound with dashes of soul and Southern rock that might've come straight out of the 1970s." -- Kelly Gregory, Country Music People
"Outta Beer, Outta Here has both a stamp of grade-A quality and the rough-and-tumble that makes it sound good." -- Rachel Cholst, No Depression
"His lyrics have the directness and heart-wrenching details of legendary country songs." -- Steve Graham, Thirst Colorado
3 time losers of "Colorado's Best Country Band" award from Denver's Westword.
Hang Rounders are:
Johno Roberts - Banjo, Vocals
Curtis Wallach - Guitar
Dan Feely - Drums
Matthew Lilley - Bass
Ty Breuer - Pedal Steel
Additional musicians on June Bug:
Mark Shusterman - Piano, Organ
Jennifer Jane Niceley - Backing Vocals
Additional musicians on Outta Beer, Outta Here:
Matt Menold - Piano, Organ
Ashley Mae - Fiddle, Backing Vocals
Benjamin Tod - Backing Vocals, Harmonica
Jasmin Kaset - Backing Vocals
Makenzie Green - Backing Vocals
Seth Murray - Backing Vocals
Tyler Davis - Backing Vocals
Additional musicians on Bring Your Sister:
Casy Meikle - Fiddle
Lilly White Lomein - Backing Vocals