About the Band
Fiddle-Guitar duo Hoot and Holler was born of a love of American folk music, nurtured in Boston's burgeoning string band scene, and inspired by the authenticity and enduring spirit of traditional Appalachian mountain music.
Their tender harmonizing and songwriting comes across as simple, honest, and fresh to the ears. Described as the perfect cross section of soulful grit and polished technique, you can expect the full range of dynamics when performing traditional and original old time fiddle tunes--pulsing with rhythm, and an impenetrable groove.
Hoot and Holler has entertained audiences all over the country on their own, as well as official members of the Massachusetts Walking Tour, where they annually hike 100 miles on Massachusetts trails to play free community concerts. With a 2014 EP, Nothing If Not Young, 2015 single "Is This Goodbye/Slow and Steady", Hoot and Holler are set to embark on their third East coast tour in July 2016.
Hoot and Holler delivers on their debut EP Nothing If Not Young. Grads of the Berklee College of Music, Mark Kilianski and Amy Alvey not only have top-notch chops, they've crafted a top-notch sound that's pleasantly refreshing...The soundscapes are rooted in Old-Time music but with a contemporary feel that keeps the songs fresh and exciting. In short, this is happy music played by happy people with feeling.
-Brad Kolodner WAMU's Bluegrass Country
Recommend if you like: Gillian Welch, Abigail Washburn, Foghorn Stringband, Cahalan Morrison and Eli West - any old time or bluegrass music, or banjos in general.