The Hasslers are a five-piece Folk-Rock/ Americana group from Missoula, Montana, currently based out of Seattle, WA. Since their formation in 2012, they’ve become known in the Northwest for their high-energy, air-tight performances, intricate instrumental arrangements, and catchy, yet powerful lyrics.
Built around Matt Hassler’s unabashedly personal style of songwriting, the group has become a staple in their genre, playing clubs and festivals around the PNW, and providing support for acts like Robert Earl Keen, Blitzen Trapper, Langhorne Slim, and the Cave Singers.
“If you hold strong, personal lyrics in high regard, but also like the sound of muscular folk and alt-country, The Hasslers aren’t to be skipped out on. We recommend picking up a copy of State Center and keeping it in steady rotation for a long, long time.”
– Northwest Music Scene Seattle, WA
“Even though the songwriting and instrumentals are brilliant, Matt Hassler’s vocal performances are even more stellar. He has the sort of lithe, evocative voice that can sell any line, whether it’s a wisecrack, a confession, or an observation.”
– Independent Clauses of Raleigh, North Carolina