Yes, you see a bunch of bearded, wild-haired hipster musicians, and it’s not too far-fetched to think they might possibly be from Brooklyn. In the case of The Hollows, it’s true.

With a sparkling CD, Belong To The Land, recorded at the Clubhouse in nearby Rhinebeck, the large, acoustic-orientated band takes many cues (including fashion) from The Band: There is not really a frontman, it’s more of an ensemble. Members are Justin Aaronson, Jeffrey Kurtze, Daniel Kwiatkowski, Rob Morrison, David Paarlberg and Erik Saxvik and banjos, mandolins, accordions, harmonicas and even guitars and other found objects are their weapons of choice, as these roots rockers certainly know how to make a joyous noise.

Expect a high-energy, foot-stompin’, dancin’ time from these barn-burners, but the big question remains when are they going to play The Hollow in Albany?

Albany band Bear Grass starts out the night with roots music songs that revolve around the captivating singer Katie Hammon.

— David Malachowski

9:30 p.m. Thursday. FREE; $5 under 21. Putnam Den, 63 Putnam St, Saratoga Springs. 518-584-8066. www.putnamden.com.


(This article originally appeared in print and online here.)

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