One day in September, 1999, on the front porch of a house on Dark Hollow Road in East Tennessee, with a bucket and two sticks from the front yard, Gene Beffre sat down and banged out a beat as Randall Kent Wilkerson played and sang his songs. Dark Hollow Band evolved from that simple moment.
In 2000, John Gillespie came along and sweetened the sound with his flute and squeezebox. Later that same year the inimitable Rod Erwin brought his ingeniously subtle, yet powerful bass into the mix. Next came Dave Patterson who would expand and warp the sound with his screaming electric guitar.The end result would be an eclectic mix of everything from gospel to folk to blues to country to screamin' rock n' roll.