The Hickups have brought 8-track player twang into a digital world since 2003, partnering popular New Haven singer Kriss Santala with The Bandidos, the eclectic roots rock trio bassist/singer Bob Elliott, guitarist James Montez, and drummer Tom Smith have gigged and recorded as since 1992. Their admiration for singer/guitarist/songwriter Chris Merk of The Sawbucks quickly transformed the The Hickups into a quintet. They released their first cd on Troutcat Records in 2007.
Tuesday Saints is a collaboration between singer/songwriters Jeff Burnham and Nanette Addesso. Their rustic harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, and fiddle paint an Americana landscape that Lonesome Noise calls "Down-home and soulful in their delivery." The Saints blend additional layers of texture with harmonica, stomp percussion, and electric guitar that make a big sound.