The Country/Americana band "Wells Hollow" began its' journey in 2009 as a singing duo from the backwoods of upstate NY ... the Finger Lakes wine country. Featuring singer Wayne Andrews and songwriter Bee Thomas, the group was named after the road Thomas lived on...Wells Hollow Rd. The road was named after the actual hollow that runs behind Bee's trailer...so while many metropolitan Nashville Country singers like to sprinkle their lyrics with references to being from "down in the holler," Bee and Wayne actually are.
After their debut CD "A Walk In The Hollow" attracted the attention of several independent labels in Music City, the boys signed an agreement with Lamon Records Nashville to produce their second CD...a four-song EP self-titled "Wells Hollow." Produced by Dave Moody, that CD featured their first national release, "Haymaker" and is available online at Itunes, Amazon, and other fine music outlets. Their release also netted them an appearance at the prestigious 2010 Country Music Association Fanfest, where they signed autographs and met thousands of the most dedicated fans in Country Music.
Taxi.com, the country's biggest A&R song-writing service, called Wells Hollow's music a "very cool blend of traditional and contemporary sounds..." and Lamon Records Nashville says that their "hometown harmonies wrap perfectly around their hit-song lyrics and melodies..." To be sure, Wells Hollow does not sound like the bulk of formulaic songs coming out of Nashville these days, but has its' own sound...a sound that country folks across their home area have responded to with surprising enthusiasm. An earthy sound that comes straight from the "holler" ...sprinkled with rocking guitars, country themes, and the down home feel that comes from living and playing amidst the hunters, farmers, and good ol' boys of the backwoods where they come from.