Hoot and Holler folk duo performs on Lopez Island

  • Thu Jan 11th, 2018 11:19am
  • Life

Submitted by Amy Alvey

Fiddle and Guitar duo Hoot and Holler will play at the Lopez Grange on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and children 10 and younger are free. The group is the sum of two parts: guitarist Mark Kilianski and fiddler Amy Alvey. Born from a love of American folk music, the duo cut their teeth in Boston’s burgeoning string band scene before hitting the road full time in their camper van “Irene” in 2016. After a few national tours under their belts, they now call Asheville, North Carolina, their new home base.

This is their fifth annual West Coast tour. Over the years they’ve made frequent stops in Seattle, Port Townsend and Bellingham, but this will be their first performance on Lopez Island. Each are songwriters dedicated to honing their craft, both equally influenced by wordsmiths like Gillian Welch and Townes Van Zandt as they are to authentic mountain musicians like Roscoe Holcomb and Ola Belle Reed. 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.

The Berklee College of Music grads are debuting brand new material in addition to songs from their most recent release “Reasons To Run.” Whether they share the stage or have it to themselves, the performance will be spring-loaded with rare energy and exceptional musicality as they unleash their best and freshest works.

“Hoot and Holler weaves together timeless melodies and virtuosic playing with just enough scrappy energy to keep things from getting too precious. It’s a fresh and distinctive blend that can only be earned the hard way — through thousands of miles and hundreds of nights on the road,” said Patrick Coman of WUMB’s Local Folk.

For more info, contact Amy Alvey at fisforfiddle@gmail.com, call (949)350-9532 or visit hootandhollermusic.com.