playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Sunday from 1:40 to 2:20
The Holler Time formed almost by default in 2009 as three guys playing music in a loft apartment in Gainesville, Texas. They had tried bands before, together and with others, but when Chad Henderson (lead guitar) called up longtime friend, songwriter Kyle Delashaw, and said, “Hey man, we should do another band,” something just felt different this time. They called on Andrew Mortazavi to bring out his pedal steel and the three spent many months worth of long nights jamming on their guitars as the downtown streetlights shimmered out the windows and down below, eventually blinking out one by one at the end of each night. They jammed on songs by Gram Parsons and Ryan Adams, Dylan and Glossary. They wrote their own new songs. They rehashed old ones. They downed way too much Miller Lite and Evan Williams. They spun vinyl until the records started to scratch. They made music.
When it came time to add a rhythm section, the Gainesville trio added Wallace Campbell on bass and Tex Bosley on drums, established musicians in the Denton scene, later picking up Damian Sisca on keys. In the short time they’ve been together, the band has shared the stage with Greg Ginn (of Black Flag), Brent Best (of Slobberbone), Max Stalling, and many others. 2012 is set to be a great year for new shows and the band plans to hit the road hard.
They recently recorded their debut EP teaser—recorded and produced by Brent Best—showcasing their versatility as musicians and the deep variety of their musical roots. The seven songs tap into country and blues, 70s rock and Americana, punk and indie rock—anything and everything, but only the good shit—distilling it all down into their own brand of everyman rock and roll. They have little interest in breaking the mold, only in pushing it as far as they can.