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Hot Day at the Zoo



Hot Day At The Zoo - Long Way Home EP Hot Day At The Zoo - Long Way Home EP
Code:HDATZ2
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Hot Day at the Zoo - Cool As Tuesday CD Hot Day at the Zoo - Cool As Tuesday CD
Code:HDATZ1
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Hot Day at the Zoo

Hot Day at the Zoo is a fiercely progressive "Newgrass" string band grown in Lowell, MA. Perhaps it's easier to coin a word to describe them than it is to pigeonhole their music. The foot-stomping, bass-thumping sounds of HDATZ are a far cry from that of your typical bluegrass band. HDATZ mixes their high-energy, gritty-urban-bluegrass with strong elements of folk, blues, ragtime and jazz. Fans describe the band's pioneering sound as "ZooGrass." Their tunes are layered with intricacies and depth reminiscent of Robert Hunter, the Grateful Dead, and Yonder Mountain String Band.

Many great musicians spanning a broad spectrum inspired their grassy, jazzy, old-timey, Americana infused rock and roll. With influences ranging from Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, John Prine, Bob Marley, Sam Bush, Bruce Cockburn, Charles Mingus, Elvis, to bands like the Beatles, Steely Dan, Nirvana and Pink Floyd, it is easy to see and hear what makes them attract a very diverse fan base. Sights and sounds from the everyday to the exotic are infused in their craft. Tight musicianship, skillful songwriting and amazing personalities introduce us to places they have traveled, people they have loved, those they have lost, and those they surround themselves with. Hot Day at the Zoo is skillful at drawing in a crowd, amusing the audience and leaving roots music fans begging for more.

"When we think of a hot day at the zoo, we picture lethargic animals and sweating visitors. But this Hot Day at the Zoo is very cool, and anything but lethargic. The frenetic foursome from Lowell peels off a gritty urban-bluegrass sound laced with folk, blues, ragtime, and jazz - a mix their fans call 'ZooGrass.'" - Boston Globe

"HDATZ sprawls and folds in plenty of flavors without making 'polyglot' a necessary adjective. And the three-set show is their specialty: build momentum in the first, slay in the second, exhaust in the third. Everyone goes home tired and satisfied, and each song makes the beer taste a little bit better." - Jambands.com

"HDATZ brings a contemporary sensibility to its sound that makes it likeable to even the most bluegrass-phobic listener." - Hippo Press


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