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Tent Show Troubadours

Tent Show Troubadours were formed by Bob Hoot and Doug McLeod in January 2016. Bob Hoot (guitar, vocals) and Doug McLeod (bass) are the foundation. In September 2018, Ben Lokuta (drums) joined the TST core group, and November 2018 welcomed Tim Walsh (guitar) as a full-time TST bandmate.

TST has recorded and performed with a variety of players including, Harvey Briggs (guitar, vocals), Hannah Klintworth (vocals), Jenniper Hylbert (vocals), Tom Ellis (drums), Lindsay Everly (keyboard, vocals), Eli Gray (drums), and Chris DiBernardo (drums). Gabe Burdulis (lead guitar, Chris Wagoner (violin, lap steel, accordion) and Bruce Wasserstrom (lead guitar) have played on selective cuts on our albums.

TST has five musical offerings to which you can listen and groove. Original Music in a Variety of Flavors, Tangled Ways, Revival, Murder of Crows and the latest album — Autumn's Empire.

Tent Show Troubadours sound is best described by the title of their first album: Original Music in a Variety of Flavors. Bob Hoot writes songs with smart lyrics in styles from Cow Punk to Ska, Funk to Americana, and rockers to ballads.

TST’s album titled Murder of Crows was a 2018 MAMA Awards finalist for Alternative Album.

Tent Show Troubadours were born out of The New Baldones (2007-2015) which was formed by Bob Hoot (guitar, vocals) and Doug McLeod (bass). Tent Show Troubadours still performs songs from the three Baldones albums. Check out The New Baldones legacy on this site. All their songs and their three albums are still available.

Check out Gigs and Goodies for upcoming shows and past gigs.

Autumn's Empire is the latest album from TST

May 2018 — Tent Show TroubadoursAutumn's Empire is a 12-song album with the core lineup of Bob Hoot (guitar, vocals), Doug McLeod (bass), Tom Ellis (drums) and Jenniper Hylbert (vocals). Joining TST on six tracks is Gabe Burdulis (lead guitar-slinger) and on seven of the tracks is multi-instrumentalist Chris Wagoner (violin, lap steel, accordion). In addition, Molly Lins (vocals) contributes her angelic harmonies on every song.

July 2017 — Tent Show Troubadours — Murder of Crows is a 12-song album of originals with Bob and Doug joined by Jenniper Hylbert (vocals), Tom Ellis (drums) and Lindsay Everly (keyboard/vocals) all of whom performed on every cut of this album. Also contributing on selected cuts were Bruce Wasserstrom (guitar) and Eli Gray (percussion).

Tent Show Troubadours — Revival is an EP of five original songs originally recorded by The New Baldones. New vocal tracks featuring duets and backup vocals of Jenniper Hylbert as well as fresh vocals and new guitar tracks by Bob Hoot. Chris Di Bernardo pitched in with conga work and hand percussion instruments. Again, thanks to Landon Arkens at Blast House Studios in Madison, Wis. for remixing and remastering this project.

Tent Show Troubadours — Tangled Ways is an album with 12 original songs, the forst 12 originals under the TST moniker. Listen on the player below.

The player below also offers a compilation of 14 songs from the three albums of The New Baldones that have been remixed, remastered and released as Tent Show Troubadours — Original Music in a Variety of Flavors.

Collector Reissue

A CD reissue of Original Music in a Variety of Flavors with deluxe packaging is available with new remixed tracks including vocals of Jenniper Hylbert on Accident Waiting to Happen and Counting Backwards.

Contact us to purchase this collector reissue for only $12.50 (free shipping).


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