About Us

The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys are a four piece "roots" band performing mostly original and traditional material – some call
Backwoods Americana – some Hillbilly dance music.

  The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys performed many concerts and clubs including concerts with The Levon Helm Band,  Arlo Gutherie and his band and Steve Earle. The Levon Helm / Arlo Gutherie show was a special concert on May 13, 2011 in front of 3,000 anti-fracking supporters. Also, HLP's Randy Miritello wrote the theme song "Hole in the Mountain" which was performed and recorded by HLP for the film "Mineville."

HLP headlined regional festivals and joined the likes of Levon Helm, Arlo Gutherie, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Earle, Leon Redbone, Maria Muldaur, John Gorka, etc. on the stages of Concert Series and Festivals, received standing ovations (thank you very much), sold out both their first album
"One Horse Town" and a self produced “live” CD titled "Bootleg" and released "Coaster" in March 2011. In 2009 HLP won Imprint Radio's "Best Live Performance of 2009" award. The band is currently working on another album of all original material to be released in late 2012.
 The Band performs primarily in the Northeast U.S. with several tours of the Southwest: Colorado (Denver, Boulder, Golden, Ft. Collins, Creste Butte, Breckenridge, Nederland, etc), Laramie WY,  Arizona (all over),  New Mexico and Chicago, IL.


Randy Miritello (Acoustic guitar, Harmonica, vocals),

Will Lunn (Mandolin, vocals),

Darin Trass (Fiddle, vocals), 

Tom Wetmore (Upright  Bass, vocals),

What People are saying...

"…at the end of the evening, dancers in front of the main stage were intoxicated by the pure vocals and strings from The Horseshoe Lounge Playboys…. and the level of joy cranked ever higher as the bluegrass-and-more fivesome worked its way to the gospel closer, ‘On Higher Ground’." "

— Mark Bialczak, The Syracuse Post-Standard

"Because of the awesome job of running an arts and music focused publication I got to see more concerts this year (2011) than any other. Almost every show was thrilling, the standouts being Josh Ritter, Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Horseshoe Lounge Playboys."

- Cassandra Miller, Editor,  O-Town Scene

"Thanks for the fantastic show guys! You absolutely kick ass."

- Charlie O's World Famous (Montpelier,VT)