RUST MAGAZINE review of HOLLIS BROWN “Ride On The Train”

Hollis Brown makes today the best day ever. Their debut album “Ride On The Train” is an immediate classic. Pulling from the roots of rock, soul, ballads, folk and jam this hybrid sound feels as comfortable as your old jeans and sneakers on a stroll through sunlit paths. Get-up-and-jam tracks are mixed with patient ballads and they all sound distinctive. Superior songwriting, analog processing and a self-evident dedication to musical excellence across the board has resulted in a total package of musical intensity.
Not only is “Ride On The Train” a must-have for any rock and roll fan but the band is currently on an extensive tour and this is a band that demands to be seen live. Young, but already well seasoned, they bring a fresh vibe mixed with a classic sensibility. Make no mistake, Hollis Brown is headed to big, bright places, and they’ve earned it by staying true to themselves. It’s pretty rare when a group comes on the scene with such a total identity already earned, and they are just getting started. These guys are here to stay because they’re just so darn good that fans won’t let them fade away.
Whatever you’re doing today, stop. Take a pause, just for a moment. Check Hollis Brown out. That task can wait. That email can wait. Invest just a single moment to take a listen to this amazing band. Essential.