Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Good Tunes

Your ears will thank you for Bean Hoy’s Get Lost: The Studio J Sessions. The music sounds like Mark Knopler of Dire Straits if he were dropped in the Caribbean with the mandate to record an album. What’s refreshing about the album are the song lyrics that are clever and learned. This is the third Bean Hoy CD and it features the current Milwaukee-based group lineup of bandleader Mike Starling with Jared Drake, Bob Mueller and Tom Plutshack. The first Bean Hoy CD is Boys Can't Be Trusted, features the La Crosse-based version of Bean Hoy and the second recording, Cool Music for a Big Dumb World, is mostly a Mike Starling solo effort. The Studio J in The Studio J Sessions refers to the band’s rehearsal space.


  1. Thanks for your kind review, Jeff! We like the image of Mr. Knopfler being dropped into the Caribbean... hopefully on a nice friendly island with a state-of-the-art recording studio and a generous supply of Jamaican rum.

    Love and barre chords,
    The Bean Hoy Band

  2. Live update: The band is playing the CD in its entirety Jan. 10 at the Circle A Cafe, 932 E. Chambers, Milwaukee. Show is from 8 to 10 pm.