Goodtime Hustle, a four-piece, far-alt-country jam band based in Seattle, features Chris Denny on lead guitar, Michael Gagliardo on bass, and Tom Lash on drums. In the band’s first full-length release, out March 18th, Goodtime Hustle’s frontman, Bud Weather, tells the story of his life as a psychedelic outlaw. Honed by “a good long time to think about what you’ve done,” Bud’s songs are as honest as they are absurd as he twists a tale of uncommon crime, kafkaesque punishment, and ten grams of make-believe LSD.
The band counts among their many influences: The Grateful Dead, Steve Earle, and Cake. They have shared the stage with a wide variety of jam bands, straight country acts, psychedelic rockers, and folk musicians.
The local Seattle entertainment rag, “The Stranger”, clearly adores Goodtime Hustle, having briefly mentioned that the band is both “mid-tempo” and “melodic”.