Hugh Bob and The Hustle, still riding the success of an eponymous debut disc, kicks off a tour this week. The schedule includes stints with Sturgill Simpson and Nikki Lane.
The first date of the tour for the band â€“Â which also includes Quinn Scharber on guitar and vocals; Nicholas Stuart on bass and vocals; Bradley Kruse on keyboards and vocals; and Justin Krol on drums â€“Â is at Chicago's House of Blues on May 15 with Simpson.
The band shares the stage with Simpson again in Appleton on May 17. After a break, the group joins Lane for a week in June. In July, there are a string of dates in Wisconsin and Michigan.Â
That last leg includes a performance in Hugh Bob Masterson's hometown of Butternut, population 300.
"Itâ€™s the kind of place where the silence is deafening and the stars are so bright you can feel nothing but humbled," says Masterson.Â
The complete itinerary is here:
May 15 â€“ Chicago â€“Â House of Blues (withÂ Sturgill Simpson)
May 16 â€“ Mequon â€“ Milwaukee Area Technical College
May 17 â€“ Appleton â€“ Anduzziâ€™sÂ (withÂ Sturgill Simpson)
WithÂ Nikki Lane:
June 11 â€“ Lawrence, Kan. Â - Replay Lounge
June 12 â€“ St. Louis â€“ Off Broadway (no Lane)
June 13 â€“ Chicago â€“ Schubas Tavern
JuneÂ 14 â€“ Minneapolis â€“ 7thÂ Street Entry
JuneÂ 18 â€“ Milwaukee â€“ Cactus Club (Hugh Bob solo)
July 9Â â€“ Wauwatosa â€“ Tosa Tonight at Hart Park
July 10 â€“ Lansing, Mich. â€“ Common Ground Music Festival
JulyÂ 18 â€“ Kimberly â€“ Paperfest (Hugh Bob solo)
JulyÂ 26 â€“ Butternut â€“ Pioneer Days
JulyÂ 30 â€“ Spring Green â€“ Sh*tty Barn
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