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The year is near its end and we have one last show before our hiatus. This one will be our annual holiday party, this year at Maloo's Pub in Hagerstown, MD, on Robinwood Drive near HCC. The date is December 14th(a Saturday) and this will be our last show before we take an indefinite hiatus. We hope to see lots of friendly faces in attendance!

Attention Fredericktonians and residents of the outlying area! Saturday, November 16th, we will play our last Frederick show before the hiatus at JoJo's Taphouse on 16 East Patrick Street. We hope to throw out some marathon sets pulling from old and new material. We look forward to seeing you there!

Currently, we have one show per month until the end of the year. After that, we will be taking an indefinite hiatus. Hope to see lots of friendly faces at these last shows!

We keep truckin along, show after show. Another new venue come and gone, with another new one on the horizon. Thank you, Clancy's for a great night. Next up, Dogpatch Tavern in Hagerstown/Boonsboro-ish, MD. This venue is on old US 40 across the road from Greenbrier Lake State Park. See you there on October 19th!

This Saturday, the 21st, we will be in Keyser, WV at Clancy's Irish Pub. This is the first of our last four shows of the year and if you notice, we don't have anything booked for 2014, so you best get out and see us asap!

Thank you, Martinsburg! It's nice to play the occasional show that makes a meager bar band feel like arena rock stars. We offer our sincere gratitude to each and every one of you that come out and support local music. And thanks as always to Club 313 for hosting a great party!

Coming up on August 24th, we will be in Martinsburg, WV at Club 313 on Foxcroft Avenune. This will be their end of summer party with free food and refreshments, so come out and have some fun in the burg with us!

So this year, we are not playing the 'Private Event' where we have performed the past three Labor Day weekends. The hat trick was enough and it's time for some other bands to get in to OTR and rock that awesome stage. However, we must add that we will be playing a similar event on August 5th in Shippensburg, PA, the 2013 NSS Convention! Hope to see you there!

We have a couple of months off while we relax, work on finishing up album number two, and embark on some new personal endeavors. See you all in August!

 

Thanks for the great turnout to our recent shows! Martinsburg, you are giving Frederick a run for its money on being our rowdiest crowd! In other news, that mythical second album is coming together nicely. We're at the point in the studio where we are adding the vocal harmonies, sound effects, and this 'n that.
Also, coming up on May 18th is our next show at 28 South in Hagerstown, MD. The address is 28 South Potomac Street and its across the street from the Maryland Theater. This will be our last show for a while, as we won't have any shows after this one until August, so come send us off right before we embark on summer vacations, road trips, marriages, and general summer fun!

 

Saturday, March 16th, we are going to be at Club 313 in Martinsburg, WV. The Martinsburg Journal did this nice article about us and the show. Check it out here.

Our show at Cactus Flats was a real hoot! Thanks to all you friends that came out and packed that room. All the hollerin and dancing was nice too.

Another great night in Hagerstown at Maloo's. Thanks to everyone that came out to see us. Up next, we play in Frederick at Cactus Flats on Saturday, February 16th. Mark your calendars now and be there early, front and center!

Come see us this Saturday, January 12th at Maloo's in Hagerstown, Robinwood Drive near HCC. It's our first show of a limited 2013 schedule, so help us make these sparse performances count!

Thank you to all the friendly faces we saw in Charles Town at Lonshots Billiards for our December show! Everyone have a Merry Christmas and overall happy Holiday season. Here's to a happy new year and many more fun times in 2013!

Go check out My Rural Radio to hear some great up and coming musicians with some Hucklebuck mixed in.

A couple of updates..... We have a show at Olde Towne Tavern in Frederick, MD on November 17th. We are very excited about this show because downtown Frederick always is out in full force. We look forward to another rowdy crowd.
Recording of the new album has begun picking up momentum once again. Keith over at SkeeterByte recording has been tinkering with some of the tracks and they are sounding great. Guitars have been getting tracked over the last few weeks. We're getting there!



Halloween show coming up! Come see us on Saturday, October 27th at Gitfiddles near Frederick, MD. Costumes, good food and drink, and Hucklebuck playing from 9 to 1!

Saturday, September 29th, we are playing a DC show. Come see us at Acre121.

Lots of fun stuff is happening right now. We play our yearly OTR show in Dailey, WV in a little over a week, recording on that new album will pick back up shortly after, and we have a new order of T shirts hot off the press!

Our next show is at Cafe Nola in Frederick, MD on July 28th. Nola is one of our favorite venues to play, and it's right there in the thick of things in downtown Frederick at the corner of Market & Patrick Streets. We hope to see you there!


Come see us on Saturday, June 30th at Gitfiddles, just off Route 40 outside of Frederick. No cover charge, good food and good beer on tap. Gitfiddles is formerly the Orioles Nest. More info - Gitfiddles


05/14/12 - We have been featured once again on Richard Taylor's ROOTS ROCK RADIO SHOW. Go to rrradio.com and check out episode 156 to hear some Hucklebuck. And while you're at it, check out all the other episodes, too. www.rrradio.com


04/15/12 - Our next show is going to be Flying Dog Brewery's Firkin Fest on Saturday, May 19th at Stillpoint Farm in Mt Airy, MD. This event will close out Frederick Beer Week. Advanced tickets can be purchased HERE


03/31/12 - Due to some scheduling conflicts, we regretfully are going to have to postpone the Crazy Horse show originally scheduled for June. We hope to reschedule for fall.


02/27/12 - Yikes, it's been a while since we've updated this thing. We've been busy at Skeeterbyte Recording working on that new album. We've had a couple of full days to track a few songs and things are moving along just fine. Keep checking back as we promise to keep the updates more frequent and we will start adding more shows to the schedule very soon.


11/08/11 - If you've been looking at the SHOWS page, you probably noticed it's getting a little sparse. Don't you worry though, we're booking up 2012 currently and will start filling up that calendar very soon. Also, we look forward to beginning to record our second album in the early part of next year as well.


11/07/11 - On Friday, November 11th, we are opening for The Hawkeyes(http://www.reverbnation.com/hawkeyes) at The Blue Moon in Shepherdstown. Then on Saturday, we take the main stage at Bulls & Bears in Hagerstown. Come out and support some independent music.


10/08/11 - It is with great sadness that we share the news that our friend and number one fan, Shuffleboard Jim, passed away this morning in his sleep. He had been struggling with illness for a few weeks now. He will be missed.


9/28/11 - On October 8th, we are playing at a fundraiser being held at Circle D Farm in Woodbine, MD. Long story short, the Hoffman family holds this fundraiser every year in memory of one of their own, who was a police officer that died in the line of duty. They raise money with this event, all of which goes to two charities. This event is on Saturday, 10/8 from 1pm to 7pm, will have two bands- Soul Island Rebels & Hucklebuck, DJ, Horseshoe tournament, basketball, tennis, volleyball, raffles, mini golf, face painting, moonbounce, along with free food, drink, wine, and beer! $20 for tickets in advance, $25 the day of. You typically spend that much or more when you go out to see a live band considering the cost of dinner and bar tab, so you are really getting a lot for your money here while helping raise money for a worthy cause. www.circledfarm.com


7/01/11 - Carpenter's world of music track of the month features Hucklebuck once again. This time it's Old State Line, written by Jonathan Helta

www.carpentersworldofmusic.com


7/01/11 - Looking at our website analysis report today and our top five countries aside from the US visiting hucklebuckmusic.com are as follows:

1. Luxembourg
2. China
3. Netherlands
4. Sweden
5. (tie) United Kingdom / France

So, Hallo, Nihao, Haj, Bonjour, or Hello to all of our overseas visitors!


6/19/11 - Our next show is coming up on Saturday, July 9th at Guidos Speakeasy in Frederick. This show will mark Tim "TBird" Smith's return to our regular rotation of shows. We would like to express our extreme gratitude to Ben Downey and Lucas Bowman, both of whom helped us out tremendously over these last few months drumming for us during Tim's absence. Thanks guys!


5/22/11 - We were told that a usual Alive @ 5 in Frederick nets about 400 attendees. We were just informed that when Hucklebuck played, 943 people were in attendance. Thanks go out to every single one of you.


5/22/11 - Don't forget to follow us on facebook - facebook.com/hucklebuckmusic


4/2/11 - The family continues to grow. Big warm hugs go out to drummer Tim and wife Allison on the arrival of baby Jack Burton Smith, born April 2nd at 1:57am. Better late than never.


3/3/11 - We are pleased to announce that our own Jarod Brechbill is the author of Carpenter's World of Music Track of the Month for "Time Capsule", written by Jarod, performed by Hucklebuck. We hitched our wagon to the right star!

www.carpentersworldofmusic.com


2/18/11 - Hucklebuck is featured on Americana Rock Mix Episode 98.


2/1/11 - Check out our feature on The Tranzmission: www.thetranzmission.com


12/18/10 - We'd like to think that the Wilcom's show lived up to the hype. Thanks to all of you for making that so. We're out of commission for a little over a month while we enjoy some holiday spirit with family and friends. Look for us at Captain Benders in Sharpsburg on January 29th. Until then, enjoy your holidays, be happy, & be safe!


12/13/10 - Here's another review of Bender. This one comes from LonelyFriday.org


12/06/10 - Check us out on episode 145 of Richard Taylor's Roots Rock Radio...www.rrradio.com


11/13/10 - Thanks to everyone who came out to Crazy Horse last night. We had a great time and hope you all did too. We will be back there in May 2011. Also, new dates are being added every day, so keep checking our shows page for new dates.


11/1/10 - Great turnout at the Blue Moon show. Thanks everyone! Catch us in a couple of weeks at Crazy Horse in Hagerstown, MD. Show starts around 9:30.


10/29/10 - Check out this review of Bender on WVRockscene: http://wvrockscene.blogspot.com/2010/10/cd-review-bender.html


10/26/10 - Wednesday, October 27th at 7:00pm tune in to 89.7 WSHC to hear us live on the air. If you're outside of the broadcast range, listen online at: www.897wshc.org/listen_live/index.html


10/18/10 - The show scheduled for 11/13/10 has been canceled. Our December Crazy Horse show has been moved up to Friday, 11/12/10. We hope to add a new December show soon.


9/26/10 - Frostburg treated us great! Thanks everyone who came out to see the show, we look forward to playing Dante's again soon! In the meantime, we're going to take a few weeks off to relax, work on some new songs, and prepare for our show at The Blue Moon in Shepherdstown.


9/4/10 - We had a great time playing at the 61st annual Old Timers Reunion in Dailey, WV. Thank you to everyone who organized, attended, sang and danced along and most of all everyone who purchased a CD. We had a blast! It was a real treat playing for a crowd like that.


8/15/10 - Well another Heltapolooza has come and gone. The jam was fun but bittersweet. It was JJ's last show with us before leaving for grad school. No doubt he will be back for the holidays but we will miss him in the meantime. He added a lot to the band in musicianship and camaraderie. And his hoots were pretty badass. We wish him the best and look forward to going down for visits and tearing up the south.


8/11/10 - Just added a digital download version of the new album Bender to the Store section of the website. Get your copy today!


08/7/10 - WVRockscene has a Hucklebuck interview posted. Check it out! www.wvrockscene.blogspot.com


07/30/10 - On Monday, August 2nd, we have our final meeting with the production engineer for final revisions on the album. After that, it goes to our CD manufacturer for production!


7/9/10 - Received word from the studio that Bender is in the mastering stages. Should be finished soon!


7/5/10 - Had a great 4th with an impromptu performance at drummer Tim's backyard stage. The music stopped just before the beautiful fireworks display over Baker Park.


6/22/10 - Opened up the new website. Feel free to poke around. We will be adding more merchandise and such as it comes available.


6/21/10 Holy crap what a show.  It was a consensus that that was the best show in awhile. Thanks to everyone who came out, stayed out, and rocked out. Roger, you can put your shirt on now.


6/15/10 - Getting excited for the show at Guidos Saturday. Its always good to play for the fine people of Frederick, MD. It will also be the maiden voyage for our new PA. Thanks for all the donations in the Hucklebucket. All the nickels and dimes you guys have thrown in have gone towards equipment and recording and now we have a new PA and an album. Thanks, we appreciate it.


6/13/10 - Finally finished recording the new album. Its in the mixer at the moment getting one more coat of varnish. It should be out real soon, hopefully by Independence Day.

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