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Voices - Mandolin/Guitar - Bass - Drums.

Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, The Holler! presents a bluegrassy sound, rock n' roll personality and passionate vocals delivered with mountaintop exclamation. This group of prolific songwriters uses mandolin, guitar, bass, drums, and three bombastic baritone voices to create their Folkadelic sound. In the canyons of influence, with child-like eyes and wonder, these tone chasers relentlessly explore their roots in acoustic music and dramatic lyricism. This band's bottomless cup of original repertoire is led by mandolin obsessed songsmith Michael Kirkpatrick, whose voice resonates with evangelical theatrics and gratitude. With Brad Poto on bass guitar and Peter Knudson on drums, The Holler!'s energetic live show is fortified with a groove that induces movement of body and mind. 12 years of sonic wanderlust has seen the band through many forms, employing sitar, keyboards, tuba, lap steel, accordion and world percussion into their evolving acoustic folk-rock format. Their repertoire artistically celebrates reverence for nature, the exploration of human consciousness, and their passion for festive community gatherings while echoing the Colorado landscape The Holler! calls home. In addition to original music, The Holler! has fun twisting up songs by influences such as: Led Zeppelin, Bjork, The Grateful Dead, Ween, Roger McGuinn, Taj Mahal, The Highwaymen, and Darrell Scott. They have a charismatic ability to connect with a diverse demographic of music lovers, shaking up dance floors, elevating love frequencies, and having lots of fun along the way!

Influences: Radim Zenkl, Phish, Fairport Convention, Sam Bush, Grateful Dead, Pentangle, Led Zeppelin, Railroad Earth, Frank Zappa, running water, whispering pines, avalanche.

Show Archives

Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Bohemian Nights - Thursday Night Live
Friday, April 20, 2018 at Blind Pig Fort Collins
Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Rock Garden Concert Series @ Fort Collins Nursery
Friday, July 7, 2017 at The Paddler's Pub
Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Hodi's Half Note
Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Rock Garden Concert Series @ Fort Collins Nursery
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Bohemian Nights - Thursday Night Live
Friday, May 20, 2016 at The Paddler's Pub
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at The Aggie Theatre
Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Downtown Artery
Friday, March 13, 2015 at Nyx & Nox - Closed
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Road 34
Friday, July 18, 2014 at The Mishawaka Amphitheatre
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Hodi's Half Note
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Road 34
Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Avogadro's Number
Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Swing Station
Friday, August 23, 2013 at The Paddler's Pub
Saturday, May 4, 2013 at The Mishawaka Amphitheatre
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Hodi's Half Note
Monday, December 31, 2012 at Road 34
Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Equinox Brewing
Saturday, May 26, 2012 at The Mishawaka Amphitheatre
Friday, March 30, 2012 at The Mishawaka Amphitheatre