who Is the John D. Hale Band…
If you were to ask the John D. Hale Band to classify their sound, they’d respond by simply saying “its country.” Charming as this response is, it has the potential to be misleading. Blending together their favorite parts of country, Americana , southern rock, and even bluegrass, the John D. Hale Band have crafted their own edgy and raucous sound.
John D. and the boys began playing in 2005 in support of their debut album, One of a Kind. Although independently released, the record enjoyed widespread radio play domestically as well as in Europe and Australia. The record climbed to 17 on XM Radio’s X-Country channel year end top 50 chart in 2006. The groundswell of support was avid and vocal, prompting John D. and the boys to return to the studio.
Their sophomore effort, Lost, was released in 2008 and picked up where “One of a Kind” left off. The album quickly topped X-Country’s charts and remained a Top Ten favorite for most of 2008. JDHB also broke into the Texas Country Music charts with their single, “Heartbreaker”.
The John D Hale Band’s third Album, “More Than I can Handle” was released in 2012, with Cody Braun and David Abeyta, members of the critically acclaimed Austin, TX group, Reckless Kelly, at the helm producing the record with Grammy Award® winning engineer Adam Odor. The album’s debut single charted in the top 50 on the Texas Music Charts.
The John D. Hale Band sets up shop on the family ranch in their hometown of Jackson, Missouri, a true testament to the rural approach, sound, and subject matter of the songs they play. The quartet, made up of John D. Hale (vocals, guitar), Bud Whitledge (bass), Chris Brotherton (drums, vocals) and Scott McCumber (steel guitar), put on a live show that is an energetic and rowdy showcase of great, American music. Armed with their original songs and a handful of covers by their heroes, the John D. Hale Band continues to travel this great country in search of anyone and everyone who will listen.