From the heart of the I-88 corridor came The Hop City Hellcats with a heapin’ saddlebag of original songs mixing classic outlaw country and blues and an always-evolving blend of tasty covers that blew out of honkytonk jukeboxes back in the day.
Chief Hellcat Randy Miritello writes the songs and leads the band with his rhythm guitar and vocals. He has a long background in old-time and country music; in his other music venture, Horseshoe Lounge Playboys, he has toured the country and shared the stage with the likes of Levon Helm, Steve Earle, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Felice Brothers, and many more. Joining Randy on the Hop City Hellcats stage are John Thompson and Amar Sastry on lead and rhythm guitars, Evan Jagels on upright and electric bass, and Ted Potrikus on drums. Their favorite kinds of music are country AND western, but depending on the venue and the hour, things can get pretty loud and fast. They know how to make this stuff sound like it should, and you’ll dig it!