Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys

Formed in Kansas City, MO in 1997.

Radio station: Listen to music by Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys

Upcoming shows

No scheduled events.

Past shows


Current Status: Touring the heck out of the 'states in their trusty blue tour van "Bluebird."

Sound description: From "Their songs are right out of the Buck Owens songbook, and will break your heart, if you have one. They're decidedly reverent, but definitely not an aping museum piece, either. You have not heard straight up honky tonk done like this in decades. We're serious."

Influences: Buck Owens, George Jones, Merle Haggard

Similar to: BR5-49, Old '97s, classic honky-tonk


Country / Rockabilly


Name Released Label
Album cover Forever Always Ends 1999 Bloodshot
Album cover The Spectacular Sadness of Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys 2000 Bloodshot
Album cover Wasted Days and Wasted Nights EP 2001 Bloodshot
Album cover Your Favorite Fool 2002 Bloodshot
Album cover Empty House 2004 Bloodshot


Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys got together in Kansas City in the winter of 1997. Rex (or Scott, to his friends) was known as the frontman for Kansas City math-rock legends Giant's Chair, but had been writing and playing country songs on his own for awhile. The Misery Boys hooked up with Chicago alt-country label Bloodshot Records and have since released three albums. Rex moved to Buffalo, NY in 2002 but frequently tours his way back to the Kansas City area.

See the complete history on Rex Hobarts's website