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Todd Hobin Band

The Todd Hobin Band celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2014. The original members continue to play to a dedicated and growing fan base, delivering the legendary performances that made them one of rock’s hardest working, well-traveled bands. The music is distinctly American, melodic, driving, and powerful. They’ve played thousands of shows and have shared the stage on tour with the greatest bands of their time from The Beach Boys and Kinks, to the Allman Brothers and Hall & Oates.

Their recently released double CD set, The Early Years is filled with Hobin classics: I Hate You, Keepin’ the Dream Alive, New York Country Song, and many more. Their latest studio album, It’s Not Over continues in the same tradition; critically acclaimed, rocking, thoughtful and uncompromising. They remain a closely held treasure to those who know their music.

A brief discography:
Before the release in 1978 of their self-titled TODD HOBIN BAND (1978) album, the band spent four years traveling through the Northeastern US and Canada playing smoky bars and high school dances. Once this album hit the airwaves everything changed. There is innocence in these tracks. There is love and hope that has stood the test of time.

PASSION AND THE PAIN (1980) is the product of those first years of touring the country as a concert act. It was written and recorded in between shows while on the road. Its songs are gritty and honest and feature the people they met, the places they traveled, and finally an ode to “Home Again”. Not the home where they came from or the home they would eventually land, but the home they felt when touring. After a thousand one-night stands, home for this band, was truly on the stage.

KEEPIN' THE DREAM ALIVE (1982) was produced by Mark Doyle. The album is a masterpiece of mixed artistic styles and remains a favorite among fans particularly in Europe where it continues to garner record sales. It is considered a classic model of the Melodic Rock genre. The title track is often heard as the theme song for non-profits, sports teams, and organizations with hopes and dreams. The band is often found at the center of community endeavors.

TURN IT ON (1984) contains two very memorable Hobin classics. “She”, which was one of their biggest turntable hits around the country and “TURN IT ON (Children of the Sixties)”, an epic saga dedicated to the Love Generation.

IT’S NOT OVER (2013), nominated for a Sammy “Rock Album of the Year” award, served up some of the most thoughtful and poignant songs to date. “Brother” is a vocal masterpiece of harmony and a tribute to the band’s longevity and brotherhood. “Big Fat Daddy” is fast becoming a crowd favorite with its hard driving boogie beat.

THE DREAM Live 1974-1991 (2016) captures the excitement and passion of some of their most memorable live performances around America during the 70s, 80s, and into the 90s. It’s raw and rocking.

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