‘I Feel Lucky Tonight’
The Hippy Nuts (Sandpile) 4 Stars ****
A duo that’s anchored by Kathena Bryant’s twangy vocals and Tim Champion’s masterful guitar work, the Hippy Nuts straddle the line between blues-rock and Americana on dynamic new album “I Feel Lucky Tonight.” A nine- track release inspired by the 2008 economic crisis, Bryant and Champion barrel their way through a remarkably consistent album. “Love Put the Hurt on Me” sets the tone, and the Nuts deliver the goods on “Pouring Out My Soul,” “Work on Me Baby,” “Back in the Sugar” and “Smile on the Shelf.”
--Jeffrey Sisk from The Daily News, PA
"The guitars are nice, loose, and gritty and Bryant's vocals are the obvious focal point. This lady's got a cool soulful voice that is instantly familiar and likable."
--dONW7 from babysue
THE HIPPY NUTS' sound "is a blast from the past, which is where they want to be."
--jimi from We Heart Music
"You won't see the kids with high top shoes, skinny jeans, and a carabineer with a janitor sized jumble of keys getting into this… possibly the parents of these youngsters, or hipster's getting it ironically."
--jimi from We Heart Music
jimi We Heart Music
"The title track I Feel Lucky Tonight, Working for Love and the album's Smile On the Shelf are welcome additions to your list of favorite traditional down-home songs. Gear heads will appreciate Champion's handmade effect pedals."
--Hans Werksman from Here Comes The Flood
Pazz & Jop Best of 2008 - Critic's Pick for Best Album, Best Single
Praise for Kathena Bryant HIGHWAY Record, produced by Tim Champion. This is where The Hippy Nuts began their collaboration. HIGHWAY is where we learned to play together and develop our bluesy grooving fun style. Some of these songs are still in our live set today. For newer Hippy Nuts fans this is a real treat to find and it's still available online at Itunes and CDBaby. We have a few hard copies of HIGHWAY. Click below for a Review:
HIPPY NEWS: We came across this groovy interview of Producer Gordon Raphael on the blog MUTE. Art and Rock, wherein they ask "What rock bands do you like today?" Gordon replies with a short list of bands he likes, including The Hippy Nuts. Awesome Quote:)
What rock bands you like today?
Ok, you'll hate me cuz their not ones that are famous yet!Calendar (Buenos Aires), The Plastics (Capetown, South Africa), Education (San Antonio, Texas), Satellites (Mallorca), Kill Kenada (England), Angelheaded Hipsters (San Antonio),Verisimilitude (San Antonio, Texas), Deer Vibes (San Antonio, Texas), The Hippy Nuts (New York City), A Brand (Belgium), The Tellers (Belgium), Pirate Love (Oslo)
I worked with all of these bands, and highly recommend them!