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In Studio: Hollow Down

Mike Dronkers/KHSU

UPDATE: The bus burned down. See below. 


"Emergency trauma is my jam," says Hollow Downfrontman and registered nurse Perry Brubaker. His relationship with trauma nursing is complicated, but "I do love it. I just can't do it 12 months out of a year."

Hence, the band is about to head out on a national tour in a 75 year-old Greyhound bus, but they stopped by to performed live on KHSU first. 

If you're interested in what happens when 4 people, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and two chase vehicles roam North America for 6 months, the band will be vlogging and podcasting throughout the tour (available on their Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook channels.)

Hollow Down's atmospheric twang evokes hardscrabble rockabilly, tough times, and a dash of Tom Waits. In this KHSU interview, they talk about the bus they'll call home for months, living in cars, and the life of a trauma nurse. (KHSU's Craig Kurumada makes a special guest appearance.)

Hollow Down performs tonight at the Miniplex with Belles of the Levee.

Credit Mike Dronkers/KHSU
Hollow Down performing live on KHSU

Attie, the 1940's Greyhound bus will be home to 4 humans, 3 dogs, and a cat as Hollow Down travels the country.">


View this post on Instagram Today we stood and watched our home burn with most of our stuff in it. We’re all ok and together. We don’t know what comes next but we appreciate the outpouring of support. Our friend @joel.booker.7 put a GoFundMe together; link in bio. We really love y’all, please stay tuned. We’re not done yet #ontheroad #hollowdown #hollowdowntour2019 #burnedbus #fire #vinyl #attiebus #independentartist #werenotdone #unsignedartist #touringmusician #touringband #buslife #busconversion #wereallinthistogether #tour #ripattie #burnt A post shared by Hollow Down (@hollow_down) on Jan 22, 2019 at 9:10pm PST

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