"Out of Norman, Oklahoma, witty guitar guru Hosty and his side kick, two piece drummer, Michael "Tic Tac" Byars, entertain as the Hosty Duo with a tour schedule of 250 shows a year. Hosty simultaneously tears through gritty slide leads, blows harmonica and or Kazoo and uses foot pedals to stomp bass lines. His guitar collection includes an 8 string instrument that allows him to thump three bass strings with his thumb while he fingerpicks guitar. The Hosty Duo has developed a huge underground following of bikers, sorority gals, hippies and truckers."
Billy Block's Western Beat Monthly -May 2003 Edition
The Duo has been featured on the Jimmy Kimmel Show during their filming of the Okie Noodling Festival in Pauls Valley. Hosty was even featured on the Tonight Show Dumb ad section for his One Man Band Routine with an ad that said, “Mike Hosty Plays with Himself.”
In the News:
2013 Hosty Duo Nominated for BEST Local Band by the Readers of OK Gazette gets 2nd Place behind the Flaming Lips, again.
2013 Mike Hosty Nominated for BEST SINGER/SONGWRITER by the Readers of OK Gazette gets 3rd Place behind Toby Kieth and Carrie Underwood
2013 Hosty Mentioned on Tonight Show with Jay Leno AGAIN, in the "Dumb Ads" segment for ad for a bar called Taboma again........
2013 Hosty defeats several Suckah MC's
2013 Hosty Duo Best Band in Slice Magazine of Central Oklahoma Gets Second Place
2012 Hosty Mentioned on Tonight Show with Jay Leno AGAIN, in the "Dumb Ads" segment for ad for a bar called Taboma that read "Mike Hosty Plays with Himself"
2012 Mike Hosty Voted "Best Musician" by Norman Transcripts "Best of Norman"
2012 Hosty Duo in OKC Gazette's "Best Band" contest gets 2nd Place behind the Flaming Lips.
2012 OKC Gazette "Best Singer/Songwriter" Hosty voted 2nd Place
2011 Hosty Duo on their way to selling over 100,000 albums, at some undefined point in the future.
2010 Hosty voted OKC Gazette's "Best Singer Songwriter".
2010 Hosty Duo voted one of "Oklahoma's Best Bands 2010" by Oklahoma Magazine.
2009 Hosty Duo voted "Best Band 2009" by Oklahoma Magazine.
2007 “Oklahoma Breakdown”, writen by Hosty, the Number One Song on the Texas Music Charts for April 2007 and for the entire year!
2006 Hosty Duo "Worth Mentioning" in Best Bands OKC, Gazette loosing to the Flaming Lips.
2004 Hosty Duo plays Americana Music Association Headline slot in Nashville, TN with Asleep at the Wheel and BR-549
2001 March, Hosty Plays as One Man Band at SXSW at Lucy's Retired SurferBar on 6th Street with Cross Canadian Ragweed.
2001 Hosty Mentioned on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, in the "Dumb Ads" segment for ad for a bar called Taboma that read "Mike Hosty Plays with Himself"
2000 Mike Hosty Releases "Un Hombre Malo: Anthology 1997-2000"
1996 Album "Volume" released on HossTone Music Records.
1995 Mike Hosty as part of the band Heater release album "Burn One"
1994 Mike Hosty as part of the band Heater release self titled album 'Heater'
1993 Mike Hosty releases "Hosty and the Silvatones" on his record label HossTone Music
1991 Mike Hosty releases first album "Zulu King" with hit song "Its Just That Easy" now out of print
1987 Mike Hosty performs first rock show at the "MistleToe Bash" with legendary 'One Lane Bridge'
1979 A young Mike Hosty gets first Guitar, 3/4 Takeharu Special Classical, from Larsen Music in OKC,OK