Hurricane Hoss and the Perfect Storm
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“…honest-to-goodness country splendor anchored by fiddle playing and down-home vocal charm that endear immediately to even the lightest of fans of the genre…” inWilmington
“…catty, cool, authentic…smashing the sounds straight outta Nashville.” philadelphiaweekly
HURRICANE HOSS has blown through the juke joints and watering holes of America, the perfect example of a classical good-girl gone outlaw. She’s shot whiskey in the Midwestern Wilds, danced to zydeco in Louisiana, fallen in love in the Rockies, and two-stepped on top of broken hearts in Nashville. With fiddle, banjo, and guitar in tow, Hoss sings the stories of her travels and travails, as well as traditional songs of the American experience. Fans of western swing (Asleep at the Wheel, The Time Jumpers) and vintage country (Jimmy Martin, Patsy Cline, Glen Campbell) will easily find a place for Hoss in their ears and hearts.
When performing with her band THE PERFECT STORM, Hoss calls on the finest session players and hottest pickers to color her songs with a truly unique sound. Driven by a vintage country vibe, Hoss & the Storm aim to entertain and engage the audience with funny jokes, colorful stories, and heartfelt songs. And of course, dazzle with lots of rhinestones!
“The first time I noticed Ms. Sarah Larsen, she was glowing under a bright hot spotlight, standing still as a marble statue while delicately threading a violin as part of an opening act for Miss Loretta Lynn. Years later, I saw a girl who looked a lot like Larsen leading a band of her own, fiddling like the dickens, rocking wild country-mama hair and stomping flower-stitched boots in a late night den known as Bob & Barbara’s.
“As Hurricane Hoss, I guess you could say Sarah Larsen is part of a long tradition of good girls gone bad, a classically trained violinist who would rather spend her hours sawing her bow through her own anthems and aches than play off a script written long ago.
“To paraphrase Tom Robbins, true outlaws raise the exhilaration content of the universe, even if they fail. And when they succeed, well, that’s what creates the kind of evening that makes it worth staying up to face that sun again.”
– Tara Murtha, September 2015