The Hootz, previously referred to as The Hootn'Anges, are a Punk-Country Rock Band from Western New York. With husband & wife duo, Luke & Ange Marino, on vocals & guitar & bass guitar, there is something so pure about their humorous tongue & cheek lyrics & harmonious music. They have a number of classically trained musicians who connect during their shows, some of which include: the banjo, guitar, fiddle and mandolin. Their high energy performance creates an original & enthusiastic sound. They began to refer to themselves as The Hootz, after they signed with their booking agent, Gary Kirves at Artist Events Nashville. This name, THE HOOTZ, clearly reflects their redneck, hoe-down, knee-slapping, good-time, & hootenanny style music. While they classify their music as being of the Alt Country Rock genre; their punk-rock, party band, parody-style humor, & back country roots help separate them from the traditional classic country music. The Hootz live performances have been accredited as "more fun than a barrel full of hillbillies" & "Country with a Twist & SHOCK!!!"