Thursday, May 9
6pm Social Time
Taken with a grain of salt and lime, songs written by Hollin McKay can take you from a heart felt waltz to a satirical snapshot of life in the state he calls home. Hollin is a performing songwriter from Bandera, Texas. His music, best categorized as Americana, offers clever storytelling with thoughtful insight into the human condition. From an article in New York Times Style Magazine by Paula Disbrowe to a Star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame, you can see a clear impression Hollin has made through what he creates. Hollin was born in Lubbock and raised in the hills surrounding the Medina River. He uses these landscapes as a backdrop for many of the characters in his songs. In addition to his solo material, Hollin has written and played with his brother, Noel, for many years. Several of Hollin’s songs recorded and released as part of The McKay Brothers can be heard on radio stations across Texas.The stages Hollin calls home include Gruene Hall, Luckenbach, and the legendary John T. Floore Country Store. CD: Misﬁt Town
Misfit Town stays true to his roots. “All of the acoustic instruments on this record except the cello were made by Texas luthiers,” Hollin says. “This is truly a made-in-Texas record. My own guitar is from a large mesquite tree that fell in San Antonio.” Staying true to that spirit, several contributors on this album are up and coming Texas legends in their own right: Robyn Ludwick, Jamie Lin Wilson, Bonnie Whitmore, Bryce Clark and Hollin's brother Noel McKay. Hollin effortlessly taps into the truth and honesty that make Texas music so unique.
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