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!  

Donations and merch purchases can be made through PayPal and Venmo:

PayPal.me/ChadHollister or 

Venmo here:

@Chad-Hollister-2

 

Peace, music and health,     Chad and family
 

PRIMO's bday!!! 

Hey CHB and PRIMO fans!! Today (May 16)  is Jeff's bday and we wanted to let the world know. Send him some Facebook or Instagram LOVE on his special day. I miss my partner , best friend in music and our road trips, gigs and even singing opera in the van! Love ya buddy and soon we'll be making music! You bring so much to the band and our lives and wanted to thank you for ALL !  Love ya and miss ya!!  

#TogetherAtHome 

Hey cool friends, we've done eight shows in a row on Saturday nights and they have been amazing thanks to you. The quality has suffered due to our bandwidth and not one person has complained! It's hard for me to put something out there when it doesn't give you the quality I want it to. So, we're working on upgrading and will be changing to Sunday evenings at 7pm. That will start next Sunday May 24th at 7pm.

The private Zoom shows have been awesome and please keep getting touch for birthdays , celebrations or just to have a bash in your home virtual style! 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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Previous events

May2

Chad Hollister @TogetherAtHome Music hang

your couch, your street here, Your town

Chad and family play some tunes and hang with you and yours during this time of social distancing. Please join us @7pm for an hour and 1/2 or so. Donations are gladly accepted here: PayPal.me/chadhollister or on Venmo at : @Chad-Hollister-2 We have had some fun making music from home for you all and certainly miss our peeps at all the shows. This is a way we can hang for a few and let it all hang out. Many thanks to all for tuning in on Facebook LIVE. Peace , love and kindness!

Apr25

Chad Hollister @TogetherAtHome Music hang

your couch, your street here, Your town

Chad and family play some tunes and hang with you and yours during this time of social distancing. Please join us @7pm for an hour and 1/2 or so. Donations are gladly accepted here: PayPal.me/chadhollister or on Venmo at : @Chad-Hollister-2 We have had some fun making music from home for you all and certainly miss our peeps at all the shows. This is a way we can hang for a few and let it all hang out. Many thanks to all for tuning in on Facebook LIVE. Peace , love and kindness!

Apr18

Chad Hollister @TogetherAtHome Music hang

your couch, your street here, Your town

Chad and family play some tunes and hang with you and yours during this time of social distancing. Please join us @7pm for an hour and 1/2 or so. Donations are gladly accepted here: PayPal.me/chadhollister or on Venmo at : @Chad-Hollister-2 We have had some fun making music from home for you all and certainly miss our peeps at all the shows. This is a way we can hang for a few and let it all hang out. Many thanks to all for tuning in on Facebook LIVE. Peace , love and kindness!

Apr18

Chad Hollister and Riley Hollister

next door, close by, hometown

Our beautiful neighbors Lacey and Martin had to cancel their plans in Laceys home of Louisiana , so we decided to bring the music to them seeing as though we live next door. Riley and I are rocking a few songs for them and wish them one sweet life together as plans change and they make the best of it for a wonderful wedding at home for Mom, Dad, brother, his wife and Riley and me! Love you guys!!!

Apr11

Hollister Family #TogetherAtHome Week #4

Hollister Couch, Hampshire Hill Rd, Worcester, VT

Please join me and my family for some music, laughs and more music as we navigate through this time together. Tonite , a portion of the proceeds will go to the Worcester, VT Food Shelf run by the amazing Karen Hoske. Many families are in need of food and we're helping out a little bit. Donations here: PayPal.me/chadhollister or Venmo here: @Chad-Hollister-2 We appreciate you all and hope you and your families are making the best of this and taking advantage of the time together. We'll remember this historical time for many years to come. A HUGE thanks to our essential friends, doctors, nurses, road crew, teachers, municipal workers, and so many more for their hard work and dedication. Stay safe, love much and BE KIND!!

Mar30

Chad Hollister Live FRom Home on Facebook

My house!

Our 3rd show Live from home with me and my family. Please join us at 7pm as we bring you into The Hollister home for some songs, stories and many laughs!! Donations can be made here anytime: PayPal.me/chadhollister or Venmo: @CHad-HOllister-2

Mar17

Chad Hollister and PRIMO

Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, CO

Chad and Primo back to Boulder at the sweet Laughing Goat. Come celebrate St. Pattys Day in a chill, music spot. Opener on at 8pm and Chad and Primo on from 9-11pm. $10 at the door.

Feb29

Chad Hollister Band

Show has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience., 41 Observatory Way, Intervale, NH

Theater in The Woods show has been cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience friends.

Chad Hollister Band

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Spyglass Lane, Stowe, VT

Tickets have been on sale since Nov. 22 and half have sold already! Don't wait to get yours here: https://www.sprucepeakarts.org/events/chad-hollister/

For our 7th year, we will take the stage of our favorite theater SPPAC! We always look forward to this and it has become a tradition of sorts to us as well to our friends and fans alike. The is an evening with show which means we will be doing TWO sets with no opening act. Please plan accordingly as we'll have an awesome bar with Lawsons Finest Brews and North Branch Vineyards Wines. We can't do these shows without the help of our awesome sponsors. They are:
Berlin Optical Expressions Lawsons Finest Beer North Branch Vineyards The Alpine Shop Minuteman Press VOLKL Breton and Simon esq. Bon Temps Gourmet Freelance Automotive Ladder 1 Bar and Grill New Technology Partners

Thanks for all the support from these folks and as the holidays approach, please support these and ALL your local businesses. They depend on it! See you in Stowe!