Mike Starling started the BEAN HOY project as an outlet for his wry, topical tunes about subjects like road construction, farmer tans and the joys of beater cars and Wisconsin winters. Starling and friends took the stage in everything from acoustic duo to 8-piece rock band with a brass section called the Horns of Vengeance. A new career retrospective, It's a Big Dumb World: A 25th Anniversary Collection, was released on Momentous Records in 2019.
The Bean Hoy 25th Anniversary Collection promo video pays homage to those old late-night K-Tel TV commercials. "So you don't forget, send before midnight tonight!"
This is Starling's 12-pack of picks for the best of the Bean Hoy years:
For song lyrics and a full list of musician credits, tap any of the song titles above, or visit the official band website.
This is the Bean Hoy project page on the official website of the writer, artist and musician Mike Starling. Bean Hoy video produced by Starling and Brett Huus for Momentous Records and Nine Volt Media. Bean Hoy logo and Cool Music for a Big Dumb World album cover designs by Starling. Music published by Bean Hoy Music (BMI). Website developed and managed by Nine Volt Media. ©MMXX-MMXXIIV. All rights reserved.