Yesterday I wrote about a fairly new band that I’m enjoying. Today I’m going to talk about The Oh Hellos, who are not a new band but have somehow only recently come to my attention despite the fact that they play exactly the kind of music that I love. Their LP Through the Deep Dark Valley was released in 2012, so it’s a couple of years old at this point. I feel like it should have made its way on to my radar at some point, but it did not until now. It finally entered my consciousness thanks to the Newport Folk Festival, who announced that they will be one of the bands playing there this summer. The Newport Folk Festival always introduces me to some great bands I hadn’t heard of before, and The Oh Hellos are no exception. The Texas band composed of brother and sister Maggie and Tyler Heath play their own take on folk rock and it is delightful. You pretty much will never not get me when you use clapping and stomping as rhythm in your songs. I’m very much looking forward to seeing them live this summer.
Also enjoy this performance from Music City Roots that they end kind of humming my favorite hymn “Come Thou Fount”