The Flea Market Hustlers bring it... every time. Sometimes it's an infectious groove with a deep pocket, other times it's a manic bluegrass meditation on spirituality and beer, but all of the time it's a unique celebration.
The Hustlers are a collection of Nashville area musicians and friends who came together as a side project to have fun playing bluegrass. With a weekly gig at the famous Millers Grocery, the Hustlers honed their skills and cultivated their unique approach to bluegrass. As the band continued to evolve, more influences from the members outside interests began to blend into the music. Soon the Hustlers took their musical menagerie of drums, electric guitars, and acoustic instruments to the local and regional club scene where they continue to play to enthusiastic crowds.
Festivals have become the favorite venue for the Hustlers and their fans alike. As a group of wily musicians and pranksters who love to play, the Hustlers enjoy taking advantage of having a full weekend to perform their energetic original stage show and pick acoustically all night long at their campsite. Jammin' at Hippie Jack's, a nationally syndicated PBS television show and americana music festival, has gone as far as building a stage at the Hustlers' campsite where the band's late-night open jamboree has become a highlight of the festival. .
The Flea Market Hustlers first recording "Free Demo For Sale" has received only favorable reviews and national airplay.
Expect to be Hustled soon, as the band plans to bring it to you... and your mama!
John Furbush - Mandolin, Harmonica, Vocals
David Preston - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Mike Tharpe - Banjo, Vocals
Jake Winebrenner - Percussion, Vocals