For the past two years, Hobbs the Band has delivered rock with blues and funk flavors with an IDGAF attitude, adding an electronic element and dosing music lovers with some Texas shred. Acoustic folk is pretty popular in the central Oregon bar scene but these guys are on a mission to wake up and shake up the crowd.
The band formed in the summer of 2012 in Sisters, Oregon, home to the Sisters Folk Festival, an unlikely debut venue that resulted in a reactionary noise ordinance one week later.
Currently working on their debut album for Label Records, the band has brought the recording studio to their practice and living quarters, a retrofitted warehouse tucked away in the Sisters Industrial Park.
If you love filthy electric guitar, give these guys a listen.
The thing that sets Hobbs apart is that he grew up in the Texas Panhandle’s cowboy culture where they pride themselves on two things: how good their horses are, and how well they can pick a guitar.
“I just try to prepare myself to have as many tools as possible in terms of my technical ability,” says Hobbs Magarét. “The songs write themselves. I’m not the source of the creation. I’m just sort of the conduit.”
Hobbs the Band’s upcoming shows for the month of July:
Sun. July 13th — Seattle, WA – High Dive
Mon. July 14th — Spokane, WA – Checkerboard Bar
Tues. July 15th — Missoula, MT – Stage 112
Thurs. July 17th — Bend, OR – Munch & Music Series
Mon. July 21st — Portland, OR – Duff’s Garage