Ann Arbor's Hoodang, Saturday at Crazy Wisdom, walks on alt-country's dark side
For close to a decade, the Ann Arbor threesome Hoodang has been making fans with its blend of dark, driving, off-kilter alt-country music. The band writes songs of people tarnished by bad blood and bad luck who still find ways to make it through to the next town, day, marriage, con or bottle.
The band played the most recent Nash Bash, and has a new CD, “Hoodang: Out With a Bang,” coming in September.
Blending fingerstyle acoustic guitar sound with a bass, electric guitar, and percussion, onstage Hoodang’s comfort zone is a spontaneous edge that plays off the moment, the mood, and the room.
If you are a fan of Fred Eaglesmith or Steve Earle, you'll probably like Hoodang just as much.