WAMI Award Winning Blues/Rock Power Trio
Mar 25, 2013
Through several years and hundreds of live performances, Hounds Tooth has progressed into a truly unique blend of blues-rock, rock and hit contemporary country. The band has discovered that this formula appeals to audiences and further exemplifies their talent and diversity. Primarily a cover band, Hounds Tooth showcases it’s creativity with a few original songs as well. Hounds Tooth has earned accolades across the Midwest including three consecutive Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Nominations for Best Blues Band with their high-energy shows. They have performed at some of the top festivals and clubs in the Midwest including: Summerfest; Shank Hall; House of Blues –Chicago; Potawatomi Casino; Wisconsin State Fair; Waukesha County Fair; and The Music Under Glass Series at The Domes.
Hounds Tooth is led by guitarist/vocalist Joe Kadlec. Joe’s polished vocal delivery and fretboard flurries consistently wow audiences. On the bass guitar is Lee Gabriel who adds an energetic presence to the rhythm section. Not only can he sit right in the pocket, but he has no problem slapping the cables on a funky groove. The longest tenured member of the group is drummer, Jeff Oscarson, whose signature and funky beats are the foundation of the Hounds Tooth sound. Jeff 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.
"Hounds Tooth is a group of very, very talented and professional musicians! They were a pleasure to have and they rocked our room!" -Renee Brey – Owner of Naut’s Landing
"Hounds Tooth has grown into one of the most popular and exciting bands on the Milwaukee blues scene." - Bobby Tanzilo – Onmilwaukee.com
WAMI Nominee for Best Blues Band 2011, 2010, and 2009
Shepherd Express Best Blues Band Finalist 2012, 2010, 2009, and 2008
Voted Best Blues Band in the Shepherd Express' Best of Milwaukee 2006