Taking queues from classic pop, rock’n’roll, and Americana, Hollis Brown combines raw rock sensibilities with sweet melodies and heartfelt lyrics to create a rich, warm sound that can fill any room. The band has released their debut full-length album, Ride On The Train, today via Alive Records. The band has teased fans with album cuts “Down On Your Luck” and “Nightfall” and today they have revealed a new track “Walk On Water” with American Songwriter.
Full of gritty jams and soft, sweet ballads, Ride On The Train opens with the title track, a triumphant song of new beginnings lead by warm, crackling guitar. “Doghouse Blues” is a straight-up bluesy rock song with rollicking melodies and dirty guitar licks. Despite its title, album track “Down On Your Luck” sets a bright, hopeful tone with twangy guitars and a playful vocal melody, while “Walk On Water” kicks it up a notch with raw vocals and screeching guitar solos. Tracks like the melancholic “If It Ain’t Me” and the powerfully optimistic “Faith & Love” showcase the band’s vulnerable side.
Having already performed alongside acts like Deer Tick and Caveman, fans will have more chanced to catch Hollis Brown live on their national US tour and SXSW performances. Stay tuned for more from Hollis Brown coming soon!
Hollis Brown National Tour Dates
3/5: Bloomington, IL @ Six Strings Club
3/6: Lincoln, NE @ The Zoo Bar
3/7: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
3/8: Vail, CO @ Vail Ale House
3//9: Steamboat Springs, CO @ The Tugboat
3/13: SXSW @ J. Black’s (Deli Hangover Hideout), 6:30pm
3/15: SXSW @ Javelina (NFT Official Showcase), 9pm
3/16: SXSW @ The Lodge (Rethink Pop Music), 4:30 pm
3/16: SXSW @ Papi Tino’s (Brooklyn Country Cantina), 6pm
National Tour Dates cont.
3/18: Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s
3/19: New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge
3/20: Jackson, MS @ Hal & Mal’s
3/21: Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
3/22: Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
3/23: Nashville, TN @The Basement
3/24: Asheville, NC @ Jack of the Wood
3/26: Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
3/27: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
3/28: Richmond, VA @ The Camel
3/29: Washington DC @ Bayou
3/30: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
4/04: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
6/27: Charlotte, NC @ US National Whitewater Center