Hustle Souls is an Asheville, NC based soul/rock band who fuse nostalgic, dust-covered-vinyl soul aesthetics with modern sensibilities; recently named one of Music Connections "Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists & Bands." Driven by a lust for songwriting, the band’s fervid live performance is heightened by undeniable instrumental prowess and 3 part vocal harmony. With relentless touring, sold out shows and major festival appearances the band has earned a reputation as one of the East Coast’s most promising acts,.
Hustle Souls band members are:
Multi-instrumentalist Billy Litz (trumpet, keys, harmonica)
Guitarist Chris Everett
Bassist Jonathon Taylor
Drummer Kevin Scott
After releasing a live video series, the band was approached by gold and platinum mixer and producer Eric "Mixerman" Sarafin (Ben Harper, Pharcyde etc.) about making a record. Hustle Souls released their debut full-length album “Color” to a sold out crowd and are currently touring from Atlanta to Boston in support of the 10 song LP.
"“Their blend of jazz, pop, and rock is inventive and captivating. Their lines are on point and their sound is tight, creating space for Billy Litz's rabbit hole musicianship. And you can f***ing dance to it. Friday night was a revelation, I'm already looking forward to the next one.” - Caleb Calhoun
"The debut album by the Asheville, N.C., quartet Hustle Souls, “Color,” is 10 tracks of supple, groove-centric soul rock....It’s hard not to start bobbing your head to a collection of tunes that sounds like it could’ve come from Willie Mitchell’s Hi Records recordings in the early 1970s in between Mitchell’s Al Green productions." - Vincent Harris Greenville Journal (read full article)
"...smooth and funky, keys driven, body shaking sound that lifts your soul and moves your feet. " - Two3Four Entertainment
“They’ll take you there.... A prolific tunesmith...Blessed with a distinctive lead voice — high, thick, suitably retro” - Robin Tolleson: Bold Life Magazine (read full article)
"Hustle Souls has come to the fore.... The musicians play with unbridled energy and produce a catchy sound that feels vintage." - Jesse Hamm: Acoustic Asheville (read full article)
"... I have a good feeling about what they will bring to our music community.......I was up-close and personal, their energy taking my soul for one hell of a ride.....The harmonizing in here is so touching, gracing me with the most beauty I have felt in a long time.......They have the courage to put their stories, emotions, and souls out there, and that is inspiration for us all..... " - Kerri Tucker: Hustle and Heart (read full article)
"Teetering between classic, midcentury soul and modern, feel-good rock, Hustle Souls... have found their groove..." - Hayley Benton: Mountain Xpress (read full article)
"With a style that started out tilting towards Americana but has picked up heavy doses of funk and soul, Hustle Souls can take their listener to some very dark, and some very bright places. Nuanced and always easy to dance to they bring it every night." Caleb Calhoun Asheville Grit (read full article)
"...soulful sound that permeates Hustle Souls’ music..." Jason Gilmer: Blue Ridge Now (Read Full Article)