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News | The Hoyle Brothers - Part 3
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The Hoyle Brothers News & Views

Now, here's a taste of the real country buzz The Hoyle Brothers have been generating:

December 2008

Friends, we’re honored to be among the nominees for this year’s Chicago Music Awards.  You can click the link below to cast your vote for the Hoyle Brothers as Chicago’s Best Country & Western Entertainer (naturally!)…

Vote here!

Past Entries

“The honky-tonkin’ Hoyle Brothers are as country as it gets. Slathered in steel guitar, these easygoing originals remind me of a neon buzz, a beer buzz and a “you gotta see this band” buzz.” — Craig Shelburne, Country Music Television, July 2006 (Read full review)

The Illinois-based Hoyle Brothers have conjured the beer-stained atmosphere of a Texas honky-tonk on this baker’s dozen of steel guitar driven ditties. Featuring a traditional country line-up and some

contemporary lyric ideas, the snappy quintet successfully communicates their retro sounds to a modern audience.” — Ken Burke, Country Standard Time, July 2006

“It’s honky-tonk and proud of it.” —SongsIllinois.com (May 2006)

“The Hoyle Brothers play good ole’ two-steppin’ country music that gets my hips shaking every time I see them. I start dreaming about the cowboy who’s going to ride up and save me from this life.”

— Julene McCoy, Wassup, June 2006

Other commentary/reviews:

Check out the review of our show at Gil Fest in Milwaukee, which dubs The Hoyle Brothers as a “band to watch!” Click here.

“Solid no-frills nouveau honky-tonk, of the Derailers/Wayne Hancock stripe. Alternating dance floor shuffles with trucker tunes, bar-room laments with neo-Bakersfield rockers, they’ve got the template down cold.” Pop Culture Press, 7/05 (click here for more)

“Their dedication to hard country, and the shuffle stylings of Ray Price, have made them the best live country act in the city.” — Centerstage Chicago, July 2005 (read full article on Honky-Tonkin’ in the Windy City)

“This is possibly one of the few trad-country bands from the hipster side that can play an indie rock show back-to-back with a real-deal country gig and hold its own.” — Time Out Chicago, July 2005

“Yee-friggin Haww!! Just classic, truck drivin’, bar-room honky-tonk with some of the most unashamedly “hard country” inspired steel guitar I’ve yet to hear (and I’ve been looking high and low). Every cut is a real s— kicker.” This is the kind of music I want to hear.” — Amazon.com user review, 7/05

“The Hoyle Brothers are a five-piece old-school (think ’40s and ’50s) country band from that backwater hillbilly haven, Chicago.” — Nashville Rage, 6/05

Other recent developments:

  • The Hoyle Brothers had a mightily successful show at the Grand Ole’ Opry’s Plaza Party in June.
  • Check out The Hoyle Brothers on Country Music Television’s New Voices, No Cover site: http://www.cmt.com/music/new_voices_no_cover/ Drop a comment on The Hoyle Brothers artist page. Thanks!
  • Thanks to all of you, The Hoyle Brothers’ debut cd, “Back to the Door” earned the No. 1 Debut Album in 2004 on the Freeform American Roots “Best of 2004” poll.

More press snippets:

“Fans of Dwight, Merle, Jones, Junior or Cash will want this album in their collection for certain. Chicago, IL has many things to be proud of these days and now it can add another juke joint jewel to their rockin’ rustbelt crown. See these HOYLE BROTHERS soon if you can at all help it!”
- Del Villarreal, host of “Go Kat Go,” WCBN 88.3, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

“No alt-country crap here. The Hoyle Brothers play real country music that sounds as genuine and authentic as Nashville artists from the 1950s. “Back to the Door” features clean, sparse arrangements that allow the listener to concentrate on the melodies and lyrics. Lead vocalist Jacque Judy has a deep voice that is simultaneously relaxed and sexy. Great stuff! (5 stars)”
- www.babysue.com

“The Hoyle Brothers” tag [File Under "Real Country"] for once is accurate. It’s good to hear again a real band doing real songs - and doing them so well!”
- Eddie O’Strange, Town & Country Radio Show, New Zealand .

“It’s their first album, but already they’re calling themselves “the future of real country music”; based on this disc, they’re right!”
- WQBR, Bear Country Radio, Williamsport, Pa.

“This IS genuine honky-tonkin’ ‘cry in your beer’ country.”
- Theo Oldenburg, Alt. Country Cooking, Radio Winschoten, Netherlands

“The Hoyle Brothers flat out rip it up.” (Four stars)
- John Conquest, 3 rd Coast Music magazine, August 2004

“Thanks for keeping the music alive!”
- Johnny Timewarp, host of “Dark Side of the Highway”, WFCS 107.7, Killingworth, Conn.

“DAMN, THAT IS A MIGHTY FINE CD—-Like I have been searching for the holy grail, and out of the blue depths of the mail box WHAM. Holy enlightenment. Your music will be getting heaps of airplay.”
- Dave Bryce, “Rural Delivery,” Nelson, New Zealand

“Back To The Door” is a pure country gem.”
- Massimo Ferro, Radio Voce Spazio, Italy

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