"Hod and the Helpers began in 2013, when pianist AJ Marquez approached Hulphers about working together. From there, the group continued to expand beyond Hulphers’ erstwhile solo project And Hod, featuring the talents of the Helpers – AJ Marquez, Dan Potthast, Greg Braithwaite, and Jeff Stultz. This synergy, involving players from both coasts behind Hulphers’ sterling songcraft, has vaulted the band past their humble beginnings, landing them opening spots for The Cairo Gang, Tyler Ramsey (Band of Horses), Ian Svenonious (Nation of Ulysses) and many more. Kyle Field (Little Wings/Rodriguez) might say it best… “Hod’s bizarre and hilarious take on things makes me LOL, no joke. A figurative descendant of Tiny Tim, who lays himself and his pride on the line so you can finally feel free. Let go, you dummy! 'Hod and the Helpers’ amazing new self-titled album will be released in late 2017, followed by performances throughout California, to be announced."