After The Spin Doctors and Blues Traveler scored commercial success in the early '90s,
labels took note of the burgeoning jam scene and signed a number of bands such as God
Wine, Rusted Root, the Dave Matthews Band and moe. to recording contracts. The
Hatters, a group formed on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, was
another band that scored a major label deal as they put out three albums on Atlantic
Records. Unfortunately, The Hatters - who were originally known as The Mad Hatters -
last very long and parted ways in 1996.
Thankfully, The Hatters will return to the stage for the first time since 1996 at NYC's
Bowery Ballroom on August 6. The members of the band were urged to reunite thanks in part
the efforts of fans who participated in a thread on Facebook asking for the return of The
Hatters. The Hatters not only were capable of delivering blazing jams, but they knew had
craft a song as well. We're excited to step back into those heady days of the early '90s
NYC on the 6th.
Check out an acoustic Hatters performance of "For Tomorrow" > "Bring That Wagon Round":
[Published on: 5/28/14]