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 .

iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stop-the-world/1218922107

You may also order a physical copy by emailing info@chadmusic.com.

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WELCOME COOL PEOPLE!!

Hey cool friends, we hope you're all navigating through this time and making the most of your time at home. This virus has certainly rocked many all over the globe and we cannot begin to express our appreciation for all of our essential workers from healthcare workers,  postal workers,  school kitchen staff, teachers, leaders and everyone who is risking their lives to narrow the field on this dangerous illness. I have shifted to LIVE shows on Facebook LIVE on Saturday nights as well as private shows through the Zoom app or Meetup. I'm also giving very basic lessons and teaching my songs as that's mostly what I know! Contact me at info@chadmusic.com with any questions. I'm really missing my band mates but they're all well and staying safe. Stay well and hope to SEE and HUG you soon!   Peace, music and health,     Chad and family
 

#TogetherAtHome 

HEY ALL! I hope you're all staying well in this time. I will be performing from home my 3rd Facebook LIVE show this Saturday April 4 @7pm. I'm also doing Private shows for up to 100 on the Zoom app. I'm also teaching very basic guitar as well as teaching some of my songs. Please reach out through info@chadmusic.com to schedule any of these sweet opportunities! I appreciate all the generosity out there and the LIVE shows (even without a true audience) have been amazing. My family truly is in awe of you and how much you love LIVE, raw music!   Be well, be KIND and love one another!

see ya soon!!!

chad, Katie, Riley and Bodi

Saturday April 4 @7pm LIVE From Home on Facebook! 

Hey friends, I hope all of you are staying safe and soaking in some time with your families or some self reflection as a form of reboot. We have all (Katie, Riley Bodi and Soul) been home since home from Colorado and have been making the best of it, building Tee Pees, playing music, reading, drawing, laughing, taking walks, studying, eating , laughing and then eating some more. I've been thinking a lot about our healthcare friends and all the hours they are putting in as well as putting their lives at risk daily. THANKS!! I hope you are able to do your incredible jobs and stay healthy at the same time.

Last night was a HUGE success for our 2nd Live from Home show and thanks to all of you who joined in and donated as well. WE appreciate YOU!!

Music has always been my life and now is a way to take ourselves and you away from all for an hour here and there. I want to thank all of you who have donated to our family who are able. Please do not feel any pressure if you don't have it, we'll be fine! Those who have a little, it goes a long way here in our home so THANKS! I'll be doing another solo show from home this Saturday April 4 @7pm. Please join me and my family as we try and reinvent ourselves and stay afloat in these uncertain times. 

Links for some LOVE are : PayPal.me/Chadhollister

or VENMO at:

@Chad-Hollister-2

Again, truly appreciate you all and thanks for the generosity, love and support! We'll see you Saturday on Facebook!

Peace,

chad , Katie, Riley and Bodi (Soul and Bo too!).

SPRUCE PEAK SOLD OUT for Year 7!!  

Still coming down from Saturdays show and it's Wednesday! Such an amazing evening and so many people who helped make it happen. The band rocked and a HUGE thanks out to Tommy, Rudy, Primo, Yahuba, Chris, Luke, Chris and Nate. Each of you added just what was needed and then some....The night was captured on video by Adam Lukowski (to be seen as we get to it) and in photos many of you have already seen by good friend Brian Drourr. 

Musically, we had a ball bringing you a small piece of YYZ honoring the late Neil Peart(drummer) of Rush fame. Many folks didn't know but Neil also wrote all the RUSH lyrics on top of being one of rock history's most iconic and unique drummers. As a kid, I remember drumming and air drumming countless hours to the "Moving Pictures" cassette. I think I believed for a few brief moments that I was Neil Peart or at least someone very close to his extreme talents! We also had an excerpt of Martin Luther King Jr.'s book "Strength to Love" which quotes many of his famous sermons. It read:  

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that

Hate cannot drive out hate, only Love can do that,

Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence and toughness multiplies toughness,

in a descending spiral of destruction, the chain reaction of evil, hate begetting hate,

wars producing wars must be broken,

or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that,

Hate cannot drive out hate, only LOVE can do that." MLK (1963)

 

It was a powerful piece as Yahuba, Chris, Rudy, Jeff and myself each read a piece of this excerpt. We need more kindness in our world today and these words helped us to reiterate that. 

Our sets were designed and built by Russ Bennett and Shawn Rice. They were just as I had hoped and brought such light to our already amazing lighting by Kyle Rose. The words behind us read : Be Kind, Brothers, Sisters, No War, Family, Love , Peace and More LOVE.  I now see Ellen Degeneres' new campaign is "Be Kind to others" and I couldn't agree more. This all started with our sweet K/1 teacher at DOTY Elementary in Worcester , VT-Ben Larrow. His simple message to his kids of "Be Kind" has grown into a movement and will continue to grow as we realize its very simple yet imperative message. Thanks Ben!!

The sets went as follows:  SET ONE:  Fishin', Butch, MLK, Change, Left Lane Fascination, Eyes, Stop The World,Monster Truck, Breathe, B.O.D.I.

SET TWO: Flowers for No Reason, Better Days, YYZ, Rainy Day, Mama Knows, Vineyard, LIFE, 2 Tickets,  Wake Up (Encore)--This bad boy had a percussion break created by Yahuba that Tommy, myself and Yahuba recreated. It was something and our first time doing a written out break. Thanks to Yahuba and Tommy for being patient with me--amazing piece!!

Many thanks to our sound crew of Josh and Ezra who help us sound pretty without all the volume!! Also, the whole staff at Spruce Peak Arts Center too: Hope, John, Belinda, Julianne, Meaghan, Paula, Jenny-Y'all rock!  

These shows can't happen without our amazing sponsors so once again, Thanks to : Berlin Optical Expressions, Lawsons Finest, North Branch Vineyards, The Alpine Shop, VOLKL Skis, Breton and Simon, Freelance Automotive, Northeast Technology Partners, Ladder One Bar and Grill, Minuteman Press, Stowe Motel, The Bench, and WDEV and 101 The One. Thanks ALL! We held a raffle for a pair of VOLKL skis (donated by VOLKL) and raised $500 for The VT Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. You can find out more about this VT organization at : http://www.vffcmh.org or contact Executive Director Cindy Tabor at !-800-639-6071. Please reach out if you or someone you know may need help with depression, suicidal thoughts or any other family related needs. They are amazing!!

More great shows to come so keep it right posted to this here sweet site! Peace out all!!      

Chad

Stop The World on VINYL!! 

It's just about done good fine friends and Burlington Record Plant has made a dream come true! We are releasing STW on vinyl. I visited the plant in Burlington last week and had the chance to press my very own copy! Huge thanks to Justin Crowther and the crew at Burlington Record Plant. This is the 2nd smallest record pressing plant in the world and is in the city where I was born!! It sounds and looks amazing and copies will be available very soon for a mere $25 plus shipping. Feel free to secure your copy by emailing info@chadmusic.com. We're able to take credit cards, VENMO and PayPal too.

Cool shows coming up too so check tour dates and come on by and grab some vinyl!

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