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Hounds ToothHounds Tooth is earning accolades across the Midwest with their high-energy show of modern blues. With a set list rich in modern blues, original material, and blues-rock numbers, Hounds Tooth’s Soul Rockin' Blues appeals to a wide range of audiences. Hounds Tooth has opened for national acts including Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Shannon Curfman. Additionally, they have appeared at some of the top blues festivals, blues rooms, and local festivals in the Midwest including: Big Bull Falls Blues Festival; Paramount Blues Festival; Summerfest; The Slippery Noodle; BB’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups; Blowtorch Blues Society; and River Rhythms.
"I've known this band since their early collaborations, and some bands, you just know, have a good, long run ahead of them. Soul-rockin', yes. Soul-stirrin', yes. Soul-satisfyin', only if you like your blues electrified, deep-fried, and BBQ'd. Stand up and enjoy the show!" – Sharon Pomaville, Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine

Released on May 19, 2010, Hounds Tooth’s CD, Soul Rockin (Tweed Tone Records), is a guitar-driven, modern blues album that focuses on original music with a few high-energy covers added to the mix. The CD has been receiving some great reviews:

"Hounds Tooth is no longer under the radar. Their new CD, Soul Rockin, will push this band into the fast lane of the blues world, keep your eye on these guys!" - Scott Gregory, Entertainment Director, River City Blues Society

Hounds Tooth spent the 2010 summer playing Blues Festivals, County Fairs, and Clubs throughout the Midwest. Joe Kadlec and Gabe Marchan share vocal and guitar duties. Joe’s polished vocal delivery and fretboard flurries are nicely complimented by Marchan’s passionate guitar playing and soulful vocals. Quickly gaining recognition amongst critics for their solid work, Lee Gabriel (bass) and Jeff Oscarson (drums) anchor the rhythm section.

WAMI Nominee for Best Blues Band 2010 and 2009
Shepherd Express Best Blues Band Runner-Up 2010, 2009, and 2008

Voted Best Blues Band in the Shepherd Express' Best of Milwaukee 2006

Joe Kadlec
Joe Kadlec has been playing guitar, singing, writing, and recording for the past 20 years. He is primarily self-taught, but has also studied at the Wisconin Conservatory of Music. His last 2 projects were the Joe Nathan Band and hosting a blues jam in Milwaukee as a member of The Repeat Offenders. He also spent time playing with Buddy Miles at an after-hours jam in the early 90s. Joe has a wide variety of musical influences including: Luther Allison, Johnny Winter, Bob Dylan, Tommy Bolin, Jimi Hendrix, Jonny Lang, Hank Williams Senior, Led Zeppelin, and Bob Marley.

After some time away from the scene for the past 5 years, Joe is excited about playing the blues in one of the top recognized bands in the region and bringing his own style of music to Hounds Tooth.

Gabe Marchan
Gabe has been playing guitar and singing for 20 years. He can deliver a soulful lead vocal, sweet sounding harmonies, as well as a hard hitting guitar solo. His vocal on Black Coffee from the critically acclaimed CD Soul Rockin has been getting rave reviews including the following from Mark Thompson of the Crossroads Blues Society:

"Another highlight is “Black Coffee”...Gabe Marchan turns in a passionate vocal and the twin guitar interplay adds lots of heat to this slow blues number."

Some of Gabe's influences include SRV, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Albert Collins, B.B. King, Chris Duarte, and Albert King.

Lee Gabriel
Bass Guitar
Lee Gabriel adds a energetic presence to the Hounds Tooth rhythm section. Lee can sit right in the pocket as well as shine with a creative and funky solo. He most recently played bass in the group Uptown with Downtown.

Jeff Oscarson
Jeff’s signature powerful and funky beats have been the foundation of Hounds Tooth's Soul Rockin Blues sound since he joined the group in June of 2006, and he is now the longest tenured member. He has a smooth style with incredible touch, and is equally comfortable laying down a solid groove as well as taking the spotlight with an exciting drum solo.

Jeff began drumming at the age of 12, and has performed at some of the top venues in the Milwaukee area including Summerfest, Shank Hall, and the Rave, as well as the top Midwest Blues Festivals including Prairie Dog Blues Fest, Nothin But the Blues, and Big Bull Falls Blues Fest. Some of his diverse drumming influences include John Bonham, Chad Smith, Chris Layton, Brad Wilk, and Stewart Copeland. Prior to joining Hounds Tooth, Jeff played with blues/rock group 94 South and the alternative rock band Fat Camp. He studies drumming with Del Bennett, who currently tours with Greg Koch.