Dead Men’s Hollow began as an impromptu, backyard pick n’ sing in the summer of 2001. Several hundred shows later, the group is now a well-established regional band. They perform nearly 40 shows a year at a wide range of venues, from churches, bars and festivals, to fine arts halls such as Strathmore and the Kennedy Center.
The group draws its influences from bluegrass, country, blues and gospel. The result is a unique sound, fronted by tight three-part, female harmony vocals backed by fiddle, upright bass, and guitar. The group’s repertoire comprises a vast array of original and traditional music, encompassing the early centuries of America’s musical history as well as modern tales of love and loss.
Dead Men’s Hollow has recorded three commercially released CD’s and has tracks on numerous compilation CDs, appeared on national television, received 14 Washington Area Music Association “Wammie” Award nominations, won five Wammie Awards-including Best Bluegrass Group and Bluegrass Album of the Year-and continue to be played on radio programs around the world.
“One of our area’s most talented traditional acts.”
“…They take traditional songs, add a bit of gospel, jazz and blues and with their wonderful up to 6 part harmonies with the result being their own “sound” called “Acoustic Americana.” You’ll hear a lot of original material at a Dead Men’s Hollow concert as well as some bluegrass and country standards… If you’ve heard them before, you know how great they are.”
-Wayne Kahn, Right on Rhythm, Washington, DC
Date: July 17, 2010
Location: Workhouse Arts Center, Gallery Building 2nd Floor