Stop the World

Chad Hollister Band

This latest Pacific Records release features the full 10 piece Chad Hollister Band. It was produced by Danny Bernini and Chad Hollister with "Breathe" mixed and produced by Anthony J Resta and Karyadi Sutedja. This track also appears on the soundtrack for the Film 9/11directed by Martin Guigui. It's a great continuation of the CHB catalog .

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DoGood Fest 2018  

holy cow friends!! Amazing to be back home from our six month tour and especially to this gig! National Life and The Point know how to do it right.  The music was awesome. Caitlin Canty came on after us and sang and played beautifully . Next up was a new artist to me. Brian aka SYML was one special cat. With a one and a three year old at home in Seattle , he gets it.  Beautiful voice and songs. I hope to reconnect with him and open some shows and maybe even write together.  Serena Ryder owned the stage and sang and played like a seasoned pro. Her drummer layed it down and they delivered as a trio for sure. Phillip Phillips closed it out as an acoustic duo. Great voice and great songs and guitar playing.  There were over 7K people and the food ran smoother this year as did the 2 beer tents. Thanks to my band and good bud Patrick Ross for sitting in on fiddle.  That was sweet!  Summer is in full swing and we hope to see you at the shows. There are a few open dates of anyone is looking for some unabridged love rock and roll! Thanks for coming early. Enjoy the sun and wear your sun screen !! CH


Here we head to sleep at a rest area due to rain and our slide out awning getting caught. The time has been amazing and so many updates that I won’t make now. Craters of The Moon National Park in Arco, Idaho was out of this world literally. It was formed by a volcano erupting 2,000 years ago making it the youngest volcano in America. Thinking about the settlers and the Native Americans trying to make sense of the volcanic rock is crazy. We also ran into good friends The Ross family by total chance. Small globe ! Patrick Ross has joined us on fiddle many times and is one of my favorite players ever!  Well head to Bend in the morning to get some laundry done and play a last minute add at Monkless Belgian Ale Brewery. Sunday is Riley’s 13th bday and she’s ready and anxious for a day of good food and wearing her new clothes we bought in Boise.  

Well then make our way to the Oregon coast and make our way up to Portland for the June 2 Mock Crest Show. 

Keep in touch and reach out anytime!

Tour in CA!! 

So we’ve been on the road for just about three months now and we’re still alive! Home schooling with Rikey and BODI is getting into a groove. We had an amazing time in Manhattan Beaxh at the Brannan pad on The Strand. It was amazing to have that home for the week and reconnect w longtime Up With People Matt Brannan and his wife Jen. Their kids Addy and True are growing up fast ! We got to visit Rodric at Thunder Studios and see a real deal movie studio. This was where 9/11 was filmed.  There was some serious gaming stuff too. 

We got to see a Dodgers game although it ended abruptly as a sewage leak broke out next to The Dodgers dugout. We had our Dodger Dogs and even an $18 beer!! We headed up to Santa Barbara to hang w old buddy Ryan Dafoe and partner Beth as well as daughter Harlow. So great to see these guys as last time was eight years ago.  We did a backyard bash and enjoyed avocado, lime , lemon, passion fruit, apple, apricot, and orange trees all in one small yard!! Great folks! 

We headed back to LA to do a City Year career day and see some of Beverly Hills. I also shot a you tube video with Soul Cole for his show “what’s the biz” in Redondo Beach. The Studio 637 guys were really great  and hope to hook up with them again. I’ll let you know when the episode comes out  .

While in Santa Barbara, at a late nite campfire at Ryan and Beth’s pad, I met Angela and Dustin. This turned into two more gigs opening for Brian Titus(amazing) and doing an open mic with Dustin. Dustin is an off the hook Cajon player and we hit it off right away  . Thanks for the gigs Dustin and Brian for being so damn cool! We shall meet again!

Oakland was next tonlerdorm with longtime buddy Bob Coons at Pandora headquarters! We did a lunch time set for the whole company and it was awesome to see the inner workings of that platform we call Pandora  . We were one of the first stations on Pandora 18 years ago and Bob was their very first music analyst ! Cool! 

Our next stop was Folsom , CA to see longtime friend Shauna Anderson of Belizbeha fame and mother of six!! I did a songwriting workshop with her homeschooling group for 35 kids and it was great ! Next eve was a house concert at their home  her husband Brandy is one cool dude and their kids became fast friends of Ri and Bodi. 

Now we’re hanging for a week in Plymouth, CA in the heart of Amador County  there are 80 wineries in a twenty mile radius. Cool !   

Thursday I play at Nicholson’s Music in Folsom with Natalie Gelman who I played with 12 years ago at The Plymouth , VT Folk Fest! Small globe eh??

more to come friends......Love you all!!  

Chad, Katie, Riley and Bodi 






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