Winner of FloydFest 2015's "BAND ON FIRE" competition, Welcome To Hoonah is a fusion of current folk, Americana and indie music, 60's rock and country, with definitive front porch flavor and a touch of urban verve. The songwriting and vocal team, Spencer McKenna and Jessica Larsen, have eclectic musical tastes that are reflected in the variety of their originals and choice of accompanying musicians. Best described as "indie-country rock", Welcome to Hoonah's songs are earnest and cover the experiential span, from hopeful to lovelorn, sweet lazy days and long wild nights; their writing and instrumentation dare you not to dance and hum along. Driven by the solid rhythm of drummer Leonard, peppy percussion of Larsen and lowdown bass of Chris Eanes, McKenna, soulful guitarist and lead singer, Robby Carden, stellar harmonica player, and Alex Faught, tremendous banjo picker, are given plenty of room to shine instrumentally.
Guitar, lead vocals: Spencer McKenna
Percussion, vocals: Jessica Larsen
Bass, vocals: Chris Eanes
Banjo and vocals: Alex Faught
Harmonica and percussion: Robby Carden
Drums: Matt Leonard
Hoonah is excitingly original... I!"
106.1 The Corner
"We often have
local talent on Daytime, Welcome to Hoonah was, by far, one of the most lively
and unique sounds we’ve had on our stage.
The band was fun, friendly, and, complete with great musical talent!"
Host, Daytime Blue Ridge - WSLS-10
"When you get to
see or hear Welcome to Hoonah, which I strongly recommend, you’ll be able to
tell just how deeply rooted they are in increasingly popular genre of Americana music."
Founder of MING (music industry network group)
"We have a ton of
bands on the show, and Welcome to Hoonah... are one of the most original,
and tight bands to ever grace the Daytime stage. We can’t wait to have them back!"
Host, Daytime Blue Ridge
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Gohar, Roger Gupta and Siobhan Cline.