Hell & Hollar is a rock band from South Florida featuring Blake Burns on guitar and vocals, Nate Largent on drums, Johnny Dusko on bass and Ian Pattison multi instrumentalist. Drawing from their many influences that span the areas of blues and heavy stoner rock, they are developing a brand of rock all their own. Their heavy yet inviting sound is a refreshing straight forward rock music that anyone can have a good time with. This power trio has an old school heavy rock vibe with an open eye on the future.
Tell us about the history of the band?
Blake Burns: The band started out about five years ago with my good friend Jean Lacerte. We started as a two-piece drums, guitars and vocals, and that evolved to Johnny coming in on bass. Eventually Jean had to move for a job and we brought in Nate Largent on the drums. We recorded our EP 442 in Nashville as a three-piece. Then we added Ian Pattison on as a second guitar. Now we have started to tour around the US and are working on our second record.
How would you describe your music?
Blake Burns: I would just say its straight forward Rock music.
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
Blake Burns: Goss, Joshua Homme, Dave Grohl, Neil Fallon, Frank Black.
What record are you currently listening to?
Blake Burns: Clutch.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Blake Burns: That changes hahaha! Right now I’m having a lot of fun playing That’s Not Right which will be on our next record. We are actually working on recording that one right now.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Blake Burns: Dream tour would be opening for Them Crooked Vulture’s. I really hope they do another record.
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
Blake Burns: Things need to change. Artists are not getting what they deserve and it’s unfair.
What advice would you give to someone starting their own band?
Blake Burns: Do it because you love it. Work hard at it but enjoy it. Don’t forget its so much fun to work hard at.
What are your future plans?
Blake Burns: We have our final show to end our Why The Hell Not Summer Tour right here at home in Lake Worth FL at Mathew’s Brewing Company on Aug 30th. We are also currently working on our second record and will plan another tour as soon as we get that finished up.