Brooklyn Gets A Little Bit Country with The Hollows at Brooklyn Bowl

Opening a night of great live music featuring The Nuclears and The Bottom Dollars, The Hollows played Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Bowl to a rowdy hipster crowd just waiting for a real hoedown. Not to disappoint, The Hollows delivered an upbeat feel good live show kicking it off with “Sticks and Stones” from 2011’s Belong to the Land. The Brooklyn based band of multi instrumentalists were able to create a musical atmosphere that included everything but the kitchen sink.

Mandolins, banjos, guitars, accordions and a horn section provided rich Bluegrass inspired root rock while playing tracks like “Young Blood” and “Jepson Creek”. During one of their most popular songs “Josephine”, couples started dancing in front of the stage making the entire set feel like a big down home summer party. Even those who aren’t fans of Bluegrass or folk music couldn’t help but get caught up in The Hollows’ positive energy and live musical collaboration. It was great to see all band members contributing to vocals, each taking turns on lead.


The Hollows rounded out their set with an encore of “Whiskey and Wine”, a bluesy celebration of imbibing and appropriately returned to the stage during The Bottom Dollars’ set with Greg Sanderson & Chris Brouwers of Turkuaz, & Brian Cherchiglia of The Bottom Dollars for a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Loving Cup”.



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The band’s second music video for the song “August,” is currently in post-production.

The Hollows Upcoming Tour Dates

Tuesday, July 10th – 11:00 PM – ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL (stage 2) (New York, NY)

Wednesday, July 25th – 11:00 PM – ZIRZAMIN (New York, NY)

Friday, August 17th – TBD – THE STUDIO AT WEBSTER HALL (New York, NY)

Saturday, September 15th – 11:00 PM – THE PAPER BOX (Brooklyn, NY)

Thursday, October 4th – TBD – LITTLEFIELD (Brooklyn, NY)

Saturday, October 13th – 1:00 PM – CREATIVITY COMMONS (Bethlehem, PA)

Wednesday, October 31st – TBD – SULLIVAN HALL (New York, NY)

Photos by: Ryan Loya


Allison O'Rourke

When not working in the television industry for the MAN, Allison is a music journalist, avid music nerd and attends as many live shows as possible in her hometown of New York City. Always embracing music and the creative process, she has begun to take part in the process itself and hopes to one day leave a little piece of herself behind for others.

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