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Thanks for the visit. Please feel free to connect with us here and we hope to see you at a show near you. We are booking the summer and fall now so don't wait to get your date in your living room, back yard or favorite club down the road. Live music is where it's at so thanks for keeping it alive!

Video CONTEST! 

We are rocking this video contest here for our "Grow" video here:  

http://superxtar.com/superxtar-monthly-contest/

This ends tomorrow at noon so please get your last votes in. You can vote every 12 hours.  If we win, we head down to Nashville for a TV appearance and some music of course! Thanks to all our friends for the amazing support during this week! Keep it coming!!!

NEW Record!!! 

So I just came home from the studio where Danny and I finished off all 10 mixes for the new record and it feels GREAT! Now , we head to new friend Alex Saltz for his mastering wizardry and get the artwork done and we'll have a new baby to share with you. Thanks for all the patience .It will be well worth the wait. Keep posted for release details as it will only be available at our LIVE shows for the first couple of months!  How about that??!!

WE WON!! 

Thanks to all who helped us win the Superxtar video contest. This will be extended and we'll keep you posted on that !

Spruce Peak Video!! 

Thanks to Chris Green and ORCA and the post mixing skills of Colin McCaffrey, The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center show from January 16 is here! We will be releasing it on DVD but until then, you can watch it all on good old YouTube. The full show as well as a few songs are right here:  

Full show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TLGJMco6CA

"Breathe":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEog0NHd1j0

"LIFE": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkVrNxEawZQ

"Stop The World":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufJ2FP8ZlfM

Enjoy and share away!   

Riley and Dad head to South Africa! 

I'm heading back to South Africa once again. This time, I'm bringing my 10 year old daughter Riley with me. She is raising monies through Crowdrise and is 1/2 the way there to her goal of $2000. You can help here:  

https://www.crowdrise.com/riley-and-ripples-of-hope-in-south-africa/fundraiser/rileyhollister

We are going with an organization founded by my sister Kristen Atwood, Ripples Of Hope (http://www.ripplesofhope.org). They focus on service in South Africa with families. The importance of family is everything to us as that's how we grew up. My gift is that  I am able to bring music to the group as well as all the communities we will be working with. Riley will help me with this as she loves to sing and is working on being able to share her talents as well. We are very thankful as in four days , Riley has reached half of her goal. We thanks all who have donated and please feel free to share if you know someone who may want to help as well. Thanks to all!!

Billy Gibbons experience!! 

Sorry it has taken me so long to report on this amazing tour with Billy Gibbons but I've been busy!! aren't we all?? It was an amazing experience getting to be on the road for a week with one of your heroes. I have grown up listening to ZZ Top as they have maintained their music, touring, recordings and place in rock and roll history. Billy is a man of loyalty, honesty and family. I thank long time friend, co producer and musical brother Martin Guigui for introducing me to Billy and basically making this run happen. The tour started in NYC at The Gramercy Theater and what a cool place. The staff was awesome and it is a sweet 500 seat theater nestled in the heart of NYC. I played the evening solo and had a great time. We hopped in the limo and hit Times Square where we stayed on the 43rd floor of The Double Tree Hotel thanks to Ethan Bogar!. Early morning, we headed to Boston with a stop in Providence per Buzzy (driver, tour manager and merch hero!), at Angelo's in Little Italy. Holy cow, amazing food. We got the chicken and veal parmesan and split it--hard to get great Italian food in VT! We arrived in Boston at The Wilbur Theater to park right behind the crew bus where we stayed. That's pretty special to have parking in Boston! Again, the staff at The Wilbur were really great.WE had soup dumplings and other amazing dumplings at this sweet hole in the wall that Yahuba told us about. Incredible! Are you getting the importance of great food yet? Another great set adding Yahuba Garcia on percussion and Steve Benson on lap steel and mandolin. Then, back to VT to get a little sleep at Buzzy's house and some work done. We hopped back in the limo by 4pm and were on our way to a jam in CT at McDuffs Pub in Greenwich, CT. We had a great time jamming w/ Martin Guigui, Phil LoPresti and my guys Jeremy Goldsmith and Drew McKeon. Huge thanks to Phil for letting us crash his stage. We stayed the eve w/ Phil, Noelle and Fiona(sweet mini dachshund ) and got great sleep! The next show was just an hour away in Ridgefield, CT at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This was the coolest venue, tucked into an old school in this quaint CT town. Again, the staff was awesome and looks like we'll be returning there in the fall with the full band for a show and a master class too. The show was sweet adding sax hero Chris Peterman and drummer Tommy Diehl. We were also being filmed by local film hero Mark Birnbach and will have a video of that soon. The final show took us across CT into PA to Stroudsburg, PA and The Sherman Theater. This is an old theater set in a small PA town. The show was solo and went well. Then, we had a few cocktails at Sarahs Bar behind the venue with the band to celebrate the end of the run. They hopped in the bus and had a 13 and 1/2 hour drive to Nashville and we had a 4 hour drive back to VT. Thats all she wrote folks. I couldn't have done it without my main man Buzzy behind the wheel, merch table and beyond! Thanks for getting me home safe Buzz man!  Here's to the next shows!

"Breathe" available at CDBaby as well as on ITUNES 

Download the latest single "Breathe" here thru ITunes or CDBaby. This tune was produced by Anthony J. Resta and mixed by Karyadi Sutedja.
It features the cello of Cameron Stone, guitars of Anthony J. Resta and the vocals and acoustic of Chad Hollister.
You can download it here :  http://cdbaby.com/cd/chadhollisterband
Spread the word!!
It is also available on ITunes here:  ​https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/breathe-single/id902625859

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Aug4

Chad Hollister and Benso

Brian Borus, Portland, ME

Back at Borus for 2 sets on the deck. 5-7 and 9:30-1.

Aug19

Chad Hollister and Primo

JONES Fest, 790 Jones Lane, Wolcott, VT

Chad and Primo take the stage in the middle of nature in Wolcott, VT for Jones Fest. set starts at around 8pm. Great place, people and party!!