Hoodang History

Hoodang is David Rossiter, Sophia Hanifi, and Dave Keeney. For nearly two decades, Hoodang has been mesmerizing audiences with its unique blend of dark, driving, off-kilter alt. country music. The band writes songs, often in the first-person, 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. 

Blending a driving, fingerstyle rhythm guitar sound with a thrumming bass, chiming electric guitar, hammer down percussion, and soaring vocal harmonies, onstage Hoodang’s comfort zone has been a spontaneous, careening edge that plays off the moment, the mood, and the room.

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Hoodang 1.0 (2002-2005)

Founded in 2003 by David Rossiter and Rich Rickman, Hoodang started out as a duo but quickly morphed into a full band featuring Drew Howard (everything), Neil Donato (keyboards), and Dave McWilliam (drums). Hoodang's epnomynous debut album followed in late 2003

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Hoodang 2.0 (2005-2007)

With Rich's amicable departure, Hoodang continued on adding John Latini (bass!) and Pat Bills (drums). S. G. Wood and Rachel Lynn guest appeared for the Crossroads Festival show in mid-July 2007. 

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Hoodang 3.0 (2011-2020)

After a songwriting hiatus, Hoodang reformed bringing Dave Keeney (everything), Sophia Hanifi (vocals) Ralph McKee (bass), and John Crawford (drums) into the fold. Two albums followed: Blissfield (2013) and Blue Yodel (2018). 

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