Horseshoe Lounge Playboys
The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys are a four piece "roots" band performing mostly original and traditional material – some call
Backwoods Americana – some Hillbilly dance music.
Plans for 2012 include getting back in the studio to record their fourth album (2011's release "Coaster" featured 14 original compositions) and appearances at concert halls clubs and festivals across the Northeast and possibly a return to the West Tour.
2011 has been a busy year for The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys who performed many concerts and clubs including concerts with The Levon Helm Band, Arlo Gutherie and his band and Steve Earle. The Levon Helm / Arlo Gutherie show was a special concert on May 13, 2011 in front of 3,000 anti-fracking supporters. Also, HLP's Randy Miritello wrote the theme song "Hole in the Mountain" which was performed and recorded by HLP for the film "Mineville."
HLP headlined regional festivals and joined the likes of Levon Helm, Arlo Gutherie, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Earle, Leon Redbone, Maria Muldaur, John Gorka, etc. on the stages of Concert Series and Festivals, received standing ovations (thank you very much), sold out both their first album "One Horse Town" and a self produced “live” CD titled "Bootleg" and released "Coaster" in March 2011. In 2009 HLP won Imprint Radio's "Best Live Performance of 2009" award. The band is currently working on another album of all original material to be released in 2012.