The Wahooligans just sort of happened. No one set out to form a band, but a common musical interest and years spent jamming together eventually resulted in the formation of the group. For many years Hambone, JB, and Dirje Faye played music at parties, and sporadically played together as Hummus Attune, a semi-serious, pseudo-world music instrumental group. When Dirje Faye put down her cello and picked up a ukulele and started writing old timey-sounding novelty songs, Hambone jumped in with his repertoire of old songs, and JB was a natural with his huckster-salesman routine, honed from years of performing with an old time medicine show.
Years ago, simply because the title sounded intriguing, Hambone bought a 78 RPM record from the 1930's titled "WAH-HOO!", by The Hoosier Hotshots. He immediately loved the song, learned to play and sing it, and became a Hoosier Hotshots fan. When JB and Dirje Faye heard the song they became fans as well. In homage to that record, "The Wahooligans" were named, and WAH-HOO! became the first song on their first CD!
You can check out The Hoosier Hot Shots at http://www.hezzie.com/hhs/.