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October 5, 2012

Jam band Dark Hollow has a solid sound

WILLIAMSPORT — When some good old boys from the hills of Waterville get together to play some good old music the result is a good time for all.

And that good time will unfold tonight, Oct. 5, when the rock-infused jam band Dark Hollow takes to the stage and takes up the task of making music and merry at Kimball’s Pub in Williamsport. “People coming to our show should bring their dancing shoes and get ready to hear some great music, enjoy some great company and have a really good time,” said Darren Gallant, who  lends his vocal and guitar skills to the quartet of jam musicians.

The band was founded two years ago when friends with a varied musical background got together to jam and since then, these jovial guys have been jamming their way around Clinton and Lycoming counties.

“We do both original music and covers from bands like Fish, The Grateful Dead, Little Feat and Pink Floyd” he said. “Our shows are all about a lot of energy and having fun.”

It seemed only fitting the band would have the moniker Dark Hollow since the name pays homage to a Grateful Dead tune and the group was formed in the country hollows of Clinton County.

Originally started as an acoustic duo with Gallant and Shawn Carr on guitar, Dark Hollow has expand to include Jim Williams on bass and a rocking and rolling drummer who goes by the tagline, Z.

“We have some really great musicians in the band. When it comes to playing, Shawn is magical and then you add in Jim with his high energy style of playing and Z who does an amazing job on the drums and it just all comes together in a terrific way,” Gallant said.

With a sound and style that is relaxed and free spirited, the result is a group of buddies jamming out rock, folk and the occasional country tune in a way that makes you pay attention, dance and even hoot and holler.

“These guys (Dark Hollow), they are really excellent. I like them because they are real and not some sort of created sort of false and fake stage act,” said Brittany Fischer, a college student from Harrisburg who caught the band at a recent performance at The Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport. “You can tell the band is having a blast when they are jamming and that vibe goes out into the crowd.”   

From college students to college professors to hip Baby Boomers, the band rocks all ages.  

“We tend to attract a varied and mixed crowd to our shows and we typically play about two to four times a month,” Gallant said. “We enjoy making music and having a great time.”

 

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