Breaking away from being a backing band in 2017, Crenshaw Pentecostal took quickly to writing original music together. Hell, they've all been working professionals in the business years before joining up. Second nature, you know?
Drummer Brian Norris cut his teeth playing aggressive music with The Academy and Deals on Bombs before joining Nashville-based country singer Ross Coppley's band. Bassist Jared Church has been a member of NC americana group Possum Jenkins for nearly two decades. Singer and guitarist Zach Tilley has been writing and performing original music for over ten years, while guitarist Dusty Redmon toured the globe over the past 15 years with bands Beloved, Dead Poetic, and the Almost.
The band makes a fuzzy, dirty, country rock sound, as if Tom Petty decided to front the Replacements in 1990's Seattle. The band released a self-titled EP in 2018, and is currently working on the follow-up LP.
The Hollow Roots
Upon listening to Nashville outfit The Hollow Roots' self-titled debut, their hard southern edge is apparent. The seven-track EP is full of driving guitar and smashing high-hats, and when paired with vocalist/guitarist Zach Chadwick's soulful drawl, makes for a Raconteurs-meets-Alabama Shakes vibe that is hard to ignore - and even harder to resist.
Echoes of the classics are also apparent, especially Cream, with many a bluesy lick punctuating each of the songs on the record. Tracks including album opener "Your Lips" especially draw this comparison to mind, with slow and sultry guitar from Chadwick and Colten Delgado accented by Tyler Stonell's thumping bass line and Billy Kitterman's clean but crackling drum hits. - Blurred Culture