ABOUT THE BAND:
Hustle Souls is an Asheville, NC based soul band who blend dust-covered-vinyl nostalgia with modern sensibility; 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 NEW self-titled album, on vinyl for the first time ever! This is something the band has been dreaming of for a long time and it's finally here... almost!
The first pressing of a band's first vinyl happens exactly one time in history. Please be a part of the journey and get to the front of the line with your pre-order today!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE ALBUM:
"Dive into the latest musical gem from the vibrant scene of Asheville, North Carolina–Hustle Souls and their spirited new single, "I'm Making a Deal." Skillfully blended with Americana soul...
Lead singer and multi-instrumentalist, Billy Litz, showcases his memorable vocal identity and feel on a song that’s tinged with a hint of gospel that defines the distinctive sound of Hustle Souls.
Despite its seemingly light exterior, “I’m Making a Deal” beckons contemplation with its thought-provoking and intellectual lyricism, inviting listeners to reflect on its deeper meanings." RATTLER MAGAZINE
"A folk song that flirts with the blues. The emotionally charged male vocals skilfully gravitate towards soul. The fine musical arrangements combined with a catchy chorus firmly grab your attention. A gentle track that's good for the soul.
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- NEW ALBUM STREAMING EVERYWHERE:
- MEET CLEMENTINE, THE GUITAR BILLY DESIGNED WITH SANTA CRUZ GUITAR COMPANY. HE WILL BE JOINING SANTA CRUZ AND PERFORMING AT THE NAMM SHOW IN ANNEHEIM, CA IN 2024.
"This custom H13 model was designed by and for Kid Billy - Billy Litz of the band Hustle Souls and features “half-flamed” figured Mahogany sides/back, Italian Spruce top, 1-3/4" nut width, 2-1/4” bridge spacing, ivoroid peghead binding, ivoroid script logo peghead inlay, Georgia Peach sunburst top, dalmatian pickguard, gold Waverly tuners with ivoroid button, pyramid bridge and LR Baggs Anthem pickup. Setup with our SCGC Parabolic Low Tension strings. Support your local guitar shop and order a custom Santa Cruz today!"
"..intimate soul... with a Curtis Mayfield-like warmth."Bluestown Music
"They are... worthy of being included in that brilliant soul music canon, a heritage that features some of the
greatest performers and writers that have ever graced this earth... take a nostalgic trip back to those classic brass-infused sounds. They love New Orleans, they dream of Muscle Shoals and they have a soft spot for the mystical powers of Dr John. You would be doing yourself an injustice if you
don’t pick up a copy of ..Daydream Motel EP." - AB Records issue 46
"A nice slice of Americana that you don't run across enough unless you spend a lot of time at Nawlins funerals, this crew colors outside the lines adding fun and funk to the proceedings and crafting their own party on the outskirts of town. Powered by chops that know the terrain, this is a fun time for left leaners." - Midwest Record
"generation-jumping mashup of new school second line funk with old school vintage soul." - American Blues Scene
"Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists and Bands of 2020" - Music Connection Magazine
2020 International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist
"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
"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." - Greenville Journal (read full article)
"smooth and funky, keys driven, body shaking sound that lifts your soul and moves your feet. " - Two3Four Entertainment
"Winter is coming, but thanks to Hustle Souls it still feels like summer." Mountain Xpress
“They’ll take you there.... A prolific tunesmith...Blessed with a distinctive lead voice — high, thick, suitably retro” - 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." - Acoustic Asheville (read full article)
"I have a good feeling about what they will bring to our music community...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..... " -Hustle and Heart (read full article)
"..have settled into a funky-soul groove harkening back to sounds of the 60s and 70s. With the help of producer and engineer Eric Sarafin (The Pharcyde, Ben Harper, Barenaked Ladies, and Foreigner) the band captured a vintage sound on the album -- so much so that you might have to blow the dust off before you play it." NC MUSIC MAG (read full article)
"Teetering between classic, midcentury soul and modern, feel-good rock, Hustle Souls... have found their groove..." 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." Asheville Grit (read full article)
"...soulful sound that permeates Hustle Souls’ music..." Blue Ridge Now (Read Full Article)