Over the past six years, alt-country outfit The Hollyfelds have become somewhat of a staple in the Denver music scene. This week, they are kicking off the "holly-days" (sorry, couldn't help it) with a long-awaited new CD, and a release show Friday night, November 30 at the Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st St. in Denver.
The term "alt-country" doesn't do justice to describing The Hollyfelds' musical style. It's more like a unique blend of whiskey-tinged honky-tonk country and bluegrass, with just a hint of rockabilly--but that's a bit long, so "alt-country" will have to do. However you describe it, their music is just plain fun.
The album, called Title Stealers (NOT a holiday album, just so we're clear), is the band's second full-length recording, recorded by John Macy at Silo Sound, and contains some of their best work to date. Fans will no doubt recognize many of these tunes from recent shows, including "Mama Got a DUI," "Kill You First," and their advance single "32nd Street."
Opening acts at Friday's show include The Yawpers and Marty Jones. Tickets are $10 each, available from the Soiled Dove Underground. Doors are at 7:00 p.m.; show starts at 8:00. General admission tickets are still available at press time. Come on out and celebrate Title Stealers with The Hollyfelds!