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Band/Artist Name: Handsome Hound

Recommended if you like: Shovels & Rope, Johnny Cash & June Carter, Father John Misty

Band Members: Claire Daviss, vocals; Cuchulain Kelly, vocals and guitar; Allison Rosenberg, trumpet; Ben Schifman, electric bass; Andrew Northcutt, drums.

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Mt. Pleasant/Petworth/Columbia Heights

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Claire and Cuchulain played at the Newport Folk Festival open mic, moments before Shovels and Rope and Lucius jumped on stage for a surprise set.

Ben Schifman flips roombas in his spare time.

All band members' names start with As, Bs, and Cs. Totally intentional, of course.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We are releasing our music video for our song "Hannah" on Thursday, November 10. We'd love it if you could include it in your YouTube playlist. Link to video: https://youtu.be/gJmB5nHAqSI

Bio: Handsome Hound is a folk rock band formed in 2015 by Cuchulain Kelly and Claire Daviss in Washington, DC. Their lyric-driven music has its roots in folk, rock, pop, americana, country, and bluegrass -- think Johnny & June Carter Cash meet Shovels & Rope. In March 2016, the band released its debut EP, I Guess We're Doing Alright, which was described as "the musical version of 60 mg of Prozac" by WAMU's Bandwidth. Handsome Hound brings the same level of energy to shows, from Sofar Sounds to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, leading to a rapidly growing following in the DC area and beyond.

Official Website URL: http://www.handsomehoundband.com/

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/HandsomeHoundBand/

iTunes Link: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/handsome-hound/id1157670032

Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/artist/383mS44l7712DHvOS9X6kT

Other Links: https://handsomehound.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/HandsomeHoundBand/
https://twitter.com/houndsomemusic
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClpiwahNAzgn112RyHNcLQA

Main Genre: Folk

Other Genres: folk rock, indie rock, indie folk, country