Hollis Brown

Hollis Brown

Born and bred in New York City, Hollis Brown embarked on a pilgrimage to Nashville to capture their authentic sound. They shacked up for two weeks in the backyard cabin/studio of producer Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Middle Brother), and found themselves. They recorded everything live, straight to analog tape. The result was a warm, vintage sound that displays the band's explosive live energy. Their new EP, Nothing & The Famous No One, takes the listener back to that cabin to experience the raw vibe, smell the smoke, and feel alive.

Cabin Dogs

With two dogs, an eight track recorder and a book of old murder ballads, Rich and Rob Kwait would start their musical journey. Visiting mountain cabins from Vermont to Tennessee and listening to the country blues, the Philadelphia-based twin brothers would soon begin crafting songs of their own and bring them back to Philadelphia to play for friends on the stoop. What started as cosmic country and bluegrass would soon become something more rich and textured and groovy.... The band (including Ira Race on guitar, Stephan DiVincenzo and Jeff Levinsohn on drums, and Jeanine Reed on vocals/percussion) would begin to find their sound....

After the death of the two dogs, Rich and Rob and the band (now known as CABIN DOGS) would again retreat to the mountains -- this time in Upstate New York-- and being writing songs for a new album. Aaron "Professor Louie" Hurwitz - a veteran Woodstock NY musician/engineer/producer/keyboard master would be brought into the fold and a new album (ELECTRIC CABIN) would be recorded, bringing the CABIN DOGS onto the national scene (including two appearances at the Newport Folk Festival).

Critics would compare the album to classic works by the Grateful Dead and The Band and describe the music of CABIN DOGS as something like a conduit into a colorful pastoral timeless American story.

With a growing repoirtoire (including songs culled from the Kwait Brothers Band days) and 7+ years of steady playing together, the CABIN DOGS have also developed into a forceful and seaonsed live act able to play festivals, bars and singer-songwriter venues without missing a beat.

Bastards of Earle

Philly native, Todd Zamostien, is the heart, hands, soul and guts behind "Bastards of Earle"--Rock 'n' Roll, Americana, Folk and Alt-Country in the sweet and crumbling tradition of The Replacements, Jeff Buckley, Ryan Adams, Gram Parsons and its namesake, Steve Earle. Check out the new music video for "Downtown Girl", with the debut album coming in 2014.

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Hollis Brown with Cabin Dogs, Bastards of Earle

Thursday, November 7 · 8:00 PM at North Star Bar