Devil's Hollow
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Devil's Hollow

San Marcos, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | INDIE

San Marcos, Texas, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2007
Band Blues Funk

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Mar
27
Devil's Hollow @ Head For The Hills Music & Art Festival

Kerrville, Texas, USA

Kerrville, Texas, USA

Feb
28
Devil's Hollow @ Cheatham Street Warehouse

San Marcos, Texas, USA

San Marcos, Texas, USA

Feb
06
Devil's Hollow @ Hotel Sorella

Houston, Texas, USA

Houston, Texas, USA

Jan
31
Devil's Hollow @ Railroad Blues

Alpine, Texas, USA

Alpine, Texas, USA

Jan
30
Devil's Hollow @ House of FiFi Du Bois

San Angelo, Texas, USA

San Angelo, Texas, USA

Jan
29
Devil's Hollow @ Cheatham Street Warehouse

San Marcos, Texas, USA

San Marcos, Texas, USA

Jan
24
Devil's Hollow @ Half Moon Saloon

Brownsville, Texas, USA

Brownsville, Texas, USA

Jan
17
Devil's Hollow @ Blowin Off Steamboat Fest

New Braunfels, Texas, USA

New Braunfels, Texas, USA

Jan
16
Devil's Hollow @ Hotel Sorella

Houston, Texas, USA

Houston, Texas, USA

Dec
20
Devil's Hollow @ Hotel Sorella

Houston, Texas, USA

Houston, Texas, USA

Dec
06
Devil's Hollow @ Independence Brewing Co.

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

Dec
05
Devil's Hollow @ On The Rocks

New Braunfels, Texas, USA

New Braunfels, Texas, USA

Nov
15
Devil's Hollow @ Nutty Brown Cafe

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

Nov
14
Devil's Hollow @ Rattle Inn

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

Nov
05
Devil's Hollow @ Whole Foods Market

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

Nov
01
Devil's Hollow @ Lone Star Court

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

Nov
01
Devil's Hollow @ Oma Gruene's Secret Garten

New Braunfels, Texas, USA

New Braunfels, Texas, USA

Oct
31
Devil's Hollow @ Cheatham Street Warehouse

San Marcos, Texas, USA

San Marcos, Texas, USA

Oct
25
Devil's Hollow @ Shipping And Receiving Bar

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Oct
25
Devil's Hollow @ Huffhines Art Trails Fest

Richardson, Texas, USA

Richardson, Texas, USA

Oct
18
Devil's Hollow @ Railroad Blues

Alpine, Texas, USA

Alpine, Texas, USA

Oct
17
Devil's Hollow @ The Diner At Sealy Flats

San Angelo, Texas, USA

San Angelo, Texas, USA

Oct
08
Devil's Hollow @ Rattle Inn

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

Oct
04
Devil's Hollow @ Hotel Sorella

Houston, Texas, USA

Houston, Texas, USA

Oct
03
Devil's Hollow @ Sam's Burger Joint

San Antonio, Texas, USA

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Music

Press


"...a fearless outfit that plays blues and variations on the theme, Devil's Hollow has earned a loyal following at Sam's by opening for Del Castillo, a job that carries a bit of pressure."
- Jim Beal, MySanAntonio.com


"It is what bands once were and should be again if they are any good. It is tough blues-driven rock and roll with a jam quality...they have obviously listened, learned, and are giving back. A very cool band."
- Keith Howerton, Texas Music Times


"You can usually find the guys jamming outdoors near a river, like the River Road Icehouse in New Braunfels, where they’ll play on Thursday, July 3. They also will headline the Fourth of July festival at Sam’s Burger Joint."
- Jessica Belasco, 210SA


"If blues mixed with a healthy dose of classic rock is more your taste, stop by the River Road Ice House on Thursday night and check out Devils Hollow from Canyon Lake. "
- Dale Martin, Herald Zeitung


Discography

Currently recording debut full-length studio album at the Bubble in Austin (Studio has worked with Jet, Fastball, Los Lonely Boys) with engineer Alex Lyon. Anticipating a release in April or May 2010.

Have recorded a handful of home demos and live club recordings, but never for mass commercial release. Have received limited radioplay of material at college stations in markets we were playing.

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Bio

It's been a long road, but Devil's Hollow is back.

After drifting into hiatus in 2011, the band roared back to life in the fall of 2013, bringing with it a torrent of renewed motivation, it's most expansive touring schedule, and two new members, drummer Tom Raines and percussionist Mike Zeoli, of Austin Grammy-nominated Latin group Del Castillo, and filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's band Chingon.
During hiatus, several members of Devil's Hollow kept busy; guitarist Justin Murray spent the summer touring solo across Texas, while keyboardist Matt Cain and second guitarist Nick Doe kept busy with the Nadis Warriors, an electronica group that toured nation-wide with appearances at Wakarusa and Sonic Bloom. Bassist Jimmy Hartman also toured nationally with groups such as Del Castillo and Jeff Strahan.

"We really wanted to make a statement," asserts lead guitarist and vocalist Justin Murray. "Once we made the decision to bring Devil's Hollow back, we knew the odds were going to be stacked against us. This is Texas, and there's a lot of good bands out here looking to make their mark, and there was a worry we had blown our chance. We knew we had to come back with something that really captured the energy, the groove, and the sound we are really striving for."

To help accomplish this, the band set out in search of a producer who would best capture and harness the band. Were they blues? Were they a jam band? Roots? "The first album, you know, we just sort of played our songs as we wrote them. And we love the first album, nothing against it, but it was a quick process. We needed to get an album done, so we went in, recorded it like we played it, and wrapped it up," recalls Murray. As a band, the group decided to tackle their new material with a new approach, bringing in an outside producer to help craft the song, and provide a new point of view. They needed a producer who could find a way to meld the band's distinct funk, blues, and jam band tendencies, and turn it into a well-rounded package. Enter George Reiff. A long-time Austin bassist who had played with folks ranging from Ray Wylie Hubbard to Ian McLagan to Tedeschi Trucks Band, Reiff had become an in-demand producer for his recent works with Shinyribs, Band of Heathens, and Uncle Lucius. 

One day in August, after a handful of rehearsals and pre-production sessions, Reiff and Devil's Hollow went to work. Twelve (or fourteen?) hours later, 'See My Baby' strutted out of Reiff's North Austin studio. A fusion of funk and Texas blues, featuring Murray's smoky vocals, a crunchy lead guitar solo from Nick Doe, and whirling organ (plus a nasty clav track) from keyboardist Matt Cain, the track grooves in the manner Devil's Hollow always sought. "It's us," declares Murray. "This is what we are, and George really captured it. We couldn't be happier with how it turned out, and we've already started working on follow-up material. There's plenty more in store...."