Mark Kilianski, who plays guitar and banjo, and fiddler/guitarist Amy Alvey have moved on to Nashville and are now performing as Golden Shoals, with the same great old-time sound. They were teaming up some with another of our all-time favorite acts, Bill & the Belles, prior to the COVID days. At the 2019 IBMA World of Bluegrass, they seemed to be everywhere–I caught them at least a half-dozen times: in addition to several stages, sometimes in a hall way and once on a live Bristol radio broadcast. And everywhere they went, their enthusiasm for their music was as palpable in the room as their talents were apparent.
View more Tom Whelan photos of Hoot and Holler performing at RAF.