Revved-Up Montana soul music
It is just about 1 month into 2017 and 2016 already feels like ages ago. One lesson we have learned as we navigate the world of independent artist development is how quickly days turn to weeks turn to months and before you know it, 2018 will be here. So as we plunge into the hectic season of writing, developing and booking for a crazy busy 2017 summer tour (some exciting venues and locations already in the works!) we want to give 2016 a proper review and share it with you all - the people that have made our growth possible through all of your support! We had the pleasure of sharing the stage with some amazing bands that span many different genres (just like our music does!) including The Wailers, Rising Appalachia, Robert Randolf and the Family Band, Bassnectar, Russ Liquid, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, The Good Time Travelers, Fruition, Tauk, Zach Deputy, Maxwell Hughes, Young the Giant, Lee Brice, Chase Bryant, Halfway to Hazard, Logan Brill and Montana grown bands including Laney Lou and The Bird Dogs, MOTH, The Kitchen Dwellers and Cure for the Common (check out the awesome video from Silver Cloud Campout of a Hawthorne Roots, CFTC and Kitchen Dwellers mash up below or on our video page!). We played on some amazing stages and traveled hundreds of miles beyond our own beautiful Gallatin Valley we are so lucky to call home. Each month brought us new challenges and opportunities that tested our commitment, resilience, and sometimes our bank accounts! We grew from our mistakes and relished in our successes including Bozeman's 2016 Best Folk Act 2 years running! Today, we look towards 2017 a little stronger, 12-months more seasoned and with more inspiration to share our music with the world. We could not have made 2016 possible without all the love and encouragement from our fans and for that we are so grateful! Much love and see you on the road somewhere in 2017! P.S. We also celebrate one year of an amazing partnership with Resounding Media, owned and operated by Sean Gannon. Sean spent the last 12 months documenting The Hawthorne Roots tour and is the master behind so many amazing moments captured on camera and film. Thanks Sean!
Photo Credit: Lindsey Hove
2016 summer tour announced!
We are so excited to announce our 2016 summer lineup! We have been busy playing shows this spring and made some great connections. We had a blast opening up for Zach Deputy three nights in Billings, Bozeman, and Missoula. We played new venues and made new friends around the state. We are currently working on new merchandise artwork, which will be available this summer.
Oh...and no big deal...but we also RECORDED AN ALBUM!!! We had an amazing time at Soundcolor Studios in Livingston with Michael Boise. Stay tuned for the album release in the next several weeks. It gives us great pleasure to share all of this exciting news with you. Want to see The Hawthorne Roots in your area? Please reach out and let us know.
xoxo - Madeline, Emma, Haley, Lucas, and Mike
Summing Up 2015
2015 was a defining year for The Hawthorne Roots. We recorded original material, said goodbye to two of our members and welcomed in two new players, Haley Ford on bass and John Shirrell on guitar. We played new festivals and larger venues. In the fall we put together the fundraiser Ladyface. We had an amazing two night run with other female led bands Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs and The Sweetbacks. Together we raised $1500 for The Red Ants Pants Foundation. To top it off we placed second in Chamberlain Production's Battle of the Bands, earning us two sets at the 2016 Moods on the Madison festival!
We rang in 2016 with Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs at The Eagles Ballroom along with 200 Bozeman fans. We also sadly said goodbye to John, but welcomed our newest addition Lucas Mace on guitar!
Stay tuned for upcoming performances in Bozeman and beyond as we expand our repertoire and our touring radius. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all for the love and support! - Madeline, Emma, Haley, Mike, and Lucas
P.S. Welcome to the Hawthorne Roots website! For booking information please use the contact tab. Stay tuned for merch coming soon. :)