Bassist/composer/singer Bryan Doherty brings his critically-acclaimed band Hood Smoke back to The Whistler for two sets of live music.
Hood Smoke’s sonic narrative illustrates timeless stories using beautifully simple melodies set to a rhythmic foundation built firmly from the bass up. Led by Doherty, the Chicago Sun-Times declared Hood Smoke a “must-see act” and Newcity described the band as “whip-smart jazz-funk-fusion” whose “lyrics are top-notch throughout”.
Their latest studio release, Congratulations Mr. And Mrs. Wallace (2019), captures the band in peak performance. The music poured out of the group in an especially intense and effortless way during the making of the album. Songs that require no-frills has become a composer and leader Bryan Doherty’s modus operandi and this album is that statement. Doherty is joined by drummer Michael Caskey and guitarists Jim Tashjian and Matt Gold.