At the age of 12, Mitch Hood sweet talked his mother into buying him an electric guitar. The Hood household was never the same. Hood's obsession with learning to play every record in his collection led him to form his own band, Double Zero, which made a splash in the East Coast punk scene in the late nineties.

 

Hood had a brush with success when he began opening tour dates for national acts The Ataris, MXPX and Ghoti Hook — all while still in high school. His non stop work ethic and dedication caught the attention of indie labels Fat Records AND Tooth & Nail Records. He then went on to form another project, Grandview, which turned the heads of A&R at Atlantic Records.

 

The mid 2000's saw Hood opening for The Click Five and working on a solo record with Ethan Mentzer (The Click Five, Boh Doran) which eventually led him on a path to write, produce and play for other artists. Hood began playing guitar for Dana Alexandra in 2011, working his way into band leader / music director and catapulted her into appearing on The Voice, landed an endorsement from Taylor Guitars, and helped get Alexandra signed to a record deal with with Think Loud Entertainment. A label founded by Chad Taylor (Live). In 2012, Hood moved to Philadelphia where he cultivated a relationship with many native artists. Among them NPR critically acclaimed rapper Kuf Knotz. Most recently, Hood spent the better part of 2014 on tour with Rick Springfield.

 

Hood has currently been developing a slew of talent ranging from all ages. In Spring, 2015 Kuf Knotz released his album, "A Positive Light," featuring three tracks written and produced by Hood, including the single "Elevation," on which Hood is also featured performing the lead vocals.

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