This progressively modern 5 piece string band (guitar, mandolin, dobro, banjo, upright bass) is pioneering a new genre of music their fans are calling "ZooGrass"!!! It's a high-energy, gritty-urban-bluegrass with strong elements of folk, blues, ragtime and jazz.
* Winner of Outlet Magazineâ€™s 2005 â€œConcert of the Yearâ€ award.
* Opened for such nationally touring acts as Tony Trischka Band, Hot Buttered Rum String Band, the Greencards, and the Steep Canyon Rangers.
* Currently playing a variety of clubs, colleges, and festivals earning national press, college and AAA radio play.
About Cool as Tuesdayâ€¦
Released in January of 2005, Cool as Tuesday features 12 original songs distinguished by uncommon lyrical strength, diverse songwriting, and unparalleled musicianship.
* Liner notes written by world renown jazz â€œBeatâ€ musician David Amram.
* â€œEditorâ€™s Pickâ€ on CD Baby.com since its release and has remained a top seller ever since.
* CD Currently digitally distributed through 42 international companies, such as MSN Music, Napster, Rhapsody etcâ€¦
* Suggested tracks: 5. Ana Maribel (Bluesy, Edgy); 6. Morning Light (Melodic, Sweet) 8. Full of Sin (Hot, Smokinâ€™)
â€œBluegrass youngbloods, Hot Day at the Zoo, respect the musicâ€™s tradition but tug the genre in ways Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs never expected!â€ Boston Pheonix 1/06.
â€œComing from a state that managed to produce both New Kids on the Block and Aerosmith within the same ten mile radius, we should have been prepared for the day when five nice Massachusetts boys would rock out with bluegrass instruments and form a band thatâ€™s destined to become a powerful musical demigod: HOT DAY AT THE ZOOâ€ The Pulse 1/06.
â€œHard to believe a band with so much cracked corn soul is from Massachusetts. Thereâ€™s homebrewed magic here and returning for more swigs has only convinced me further of its kick. Take notice, Hot Day is gonna be around for a while!â€ JamBase 12/05
â€œWhat a treat for the ears this disc is! Itâ€™s undeniably bluegrass but with a very young feel. Songs about whiskey-drinkinâ€™ Irishmen, songs of leaving and coming home, lonesome songs of heartache and women with long black hair, and of course, songs about mama. Hot Day at the Zoo has definitely got something going on here!â€ 168 Magazine 7/05
"Superbly recorded and played 'Cool as Tuesday' gives a whole new generation of listeners a taste of music from a time long gone by from a group of talented musicians that could very well be reincarnated. Good stuff!" Metronome Magazine 3/05
â€œWith all the complex amalgamations that transform traditional bluegrass music into 21st century fusion mutations of itself - â€˜â€˜slamgrass,' â€˜â€˜jazzgrass,' and â€˜â€˜newgrass' among the curious nomenclatures - it's refreshing to find a band that can deftly combine the music with other influences without fundamentally erring from its basic, deceptively simple all-strings ensemble ethos." Patriot Ledger 2/05
"You need to drive on this album, loving where youâ€™re headed and unable to wait for your destination, yet appreciating the anticipationâ€¦ Itâ€™s the perfect sound track for leaving or going home, wherever that place you feel comfortable enough to call â€˜homeâ€™ is." Outlet Magazine 2/05
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1. Blues For Jimmy
3. Back This Way
5. Ana Maribel
6. Morning Light
7. Cuando Me Vaya
8. Full of Sin
9. Old Mill
10. Bid You Goodnight
11. Lonesome 49er