Brooklyn Gets A Little Bit Country with The Hollows at Brooklyn Bowl
by Allison O’Rourke
July 5th, 2012
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 “Youngblood” 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 can’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 for a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Don’t Do It.”
Read the review at EastScene