Coming together on the Mississippi River in 2014, The Plott Hounds have created a dedicated grassroots following with their blend of Southern Rock & Roll, hints of Funky Blues and paying homage to the Outlaw Country legends of old. The Plott Hounds played their first performance at The Terminal Bar in Northeast Minneapolis, MN on July 14, 2014 and have not looked back since. The Plott Hounds take pride in expressing their passion and dedication for songwriting and its call to playing original music found deep in the soul.
Burning the midnight oil with a constant touring schedule that stretches throughout the United States, along with re-occurring tours in the United Kingdom, The Plott Hounds addictive energy has paved their way to join the stage with names that started off as heroes and inspirations like Cody Canada, Band of Heathens, Charlie Daniels, Jason Boland and more. Since inception, the band has released – Thirsty For Something EP (2016) and Lost Summer Day EP (2017) along with a double live album Blue Collar Hippie Music (2016). Lost Summer Day was recognized as one of the top 40 Americana albums released in 2017 from The Americana Music Show.
Saving Country Music recently tabbed The Plott Hounds as one of the new bands rising with the torch in the world of Southern Rock n Roll. The Plott Hounds are now touring in support of their anticipated follow up to Lost Summer Day - Damn The Wind which became available on all major media outlets in March of 2019 and was also just recognized by the AMA as one of the top 40 albums released in 2019.
Additionally, the band has been recognized by the Midwest Country Music Association in 2018 as winners in the categories of: "Band of the Year and, "Album of the Year (Lost Summer Day). In 2019, the MWCMA has recognized The Plott Hounds as finalists in the categories of: "Songwriter of the Year (Noah Alexander)", "Entertainer of the Year" & "Album of the Year (Damn The Wind).
The current line up helped solidify the songs and sounds that the band now calls home. Each coming from a history in music, some going back twenty years playing together, to create the nostalgic sounds on stage. The Plott Hounds feature: Noah Alexander (Atlanta, GA) Lead Vocals & Guitar, Jeff Powell (Charles City, IA) Lead Guitar, Catfish Kirk (Champlin, MN) Lead Guitar & Vocals, Kevin Coughenour (Plymouth, MN) Bass Guitar & Vocals, and Tater on Drums (Vadnais Heights, MN). As one, the band is more than just strings and drums but a family; whether it's jam sessions on the river bank or three am breakfast detours.