|Member since||November 15, 2008|
|Members||Mike Clayberg, Marcy Cochran, Jared Creason, Caryn Fox, Belinda Hardesty, Amy Nazarov|
|Influences||The Mammals, Red Molly, Uncle Earl, The Wailin' Jennys, Crooked Still, Angel Band, John Hartford|
|Dead Men's Hollow (DMH) is a DC-area Americana band of 6 musician-songwriters. 3-to-4-part female vocal harmony backed by fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and clawhammer banjo gives us our distinctive sound, and our rapidly growing repertory of original material has had time to weave its way into our fans' mental catalogues of "old favorites."|
DMH began as a backyard pick n' sing in the summer of 2001. Hundreds of shows later, we are now a well-established regional band, performing nearly 40 shows a year at a wide range of venues, from churches, bars, and festivals to fine arts halls such as Strathmore, the Kennedy Center and the Birchmere.
DMH draws its influences from bluegrass, old-time, country, blues, and gospel. In addition to original songs and tunes, our repertoire includes a wide array of traditional music from the last four centuries.
DMH has recorded five commercially released CDs, most recently a Christmas album (2012) and a collection of original gospel-themed songs called "Angels' Share." We also have tracks on numerous compilation CDs, and have appeared on national television.
DMH has received fourteen Washington Area Music Association "Wammie" Award nominations, and won six-- Best Debut album in 2005, and Best Bluegrass Group 2005 and 2008, and Best Bluegrass Album in 2005, 2008, and 2010.