Handsome Hound Press Kit



Handsome Hound is a folk rock band formed in 2015 by Cuchulain Kelly and Claire Daviss in Washington, DC. The band is rounded out by Allison Rosenberg on trumpet, Andrew Northcutt on drums and percussion, and Ben Schifman on bass guitar. Their lyric-driven music has its roots in folk, rock, pop, americana, country, and bluegrass - think Johnny & June Carter Cash meet Shovels & Rope. In March 2016, the band released its debut EP, I Guess We're Doing Alright, which was described as "the musical version of 60 mg of Prozac" by WAMU's Bandwidth. Handsome Hound brings the same level of energy to shows, leading to a rapidly growing following in the DC area. 

Since releasing their debut EP, the group has performed at a number of DC's historic music venues, including the Rock & Roll Hotel (headlining), the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Millennium Stage.


Handsome Hound's debut EP, I Guess We're Doing Alright (released in March 2016), has been described as the "musical equivalent of 60 mg of Prozac." This DC-based band brings the same level of energy to its live shows, sounds inspired by folk, rock, country, and pop -- think Johnny Cash and June Carter meet Shovels & Rope.

Graphics, photos, and template posters

I Guess We're Doing Alright EP cover (JPG) 1400x1400

Stage Plot

Stage Plot

Duo hi-res promo pic (JPG)

Duo hi-res promo pic (JPG)

Blank show poster (PNG)

Blank show poster (PNG)

Past Shows

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC

The Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival - DC

Rock & Roll Hotel (headlining) - DC

Black Cat - DC

Gypsy Sally's -  DC

Songbyrd Café - DC

Jammin' Java - Arlington, VA

Four Hour Day Lutherie, Baltimore, MD 

Vinyl Lounge - DC

Amélie's French Bakery - Rock Hill, SC

16th Street House - DC

Bathtub Republic - DC

Hottub House - DC 

Red Panda House - DC 

Unicorn Palace - DC 

House Show - Cambridge, MA

House Show - Denver CO

Park Slope House Show - Brooklyn, NY

All Saints' Church - Princeton, NJ

Rhode Island Avenue Fall Festival - DC 

Old City Farm & Guild Fall Festival - DC 

Salt Hill Pub - Hanover, NH

Upcoming Shows