rain that patters on the flophouse shingles / bodies lyin where it dont hurt / cause up is heaven and down is dirt”


Hollow Down is a genre-fluid enigma. They've been described "as if Tom Waits took acid and played bluegrass with a punk rock band”; throw in some Spaghetti Western flavor and a lot of heavy rhythm, and you’re getting close. The band formed in 2013 in Arcata, CA  to explore a different take on blues, folk and good ol’ greasy garage rock, and have evolved into a juggernaut of haunting rhythms, darkly relatable lyrics and musical twists. Frequent collaborations with some unexpected artists, musicians and poets see Hollow Down stretching their own boundaries, giving this rock band another level of emotional intensity and honesty while remaining extremely fun and danceable. Since early 2023, the band consists of Perry Brubaker on upright bass and vocals and Jon Howard on guitar and vocals, with a sharp focus on dynamics and playing their flavor of rock as an acoustic duo. 

Earth Was Bare

Silas the Wanderer live at the Boatyard

Down Is Dirt - Live ft. Wil Gibson

NPR Interview - The 21st Show

In August 2023, Jon and perry sat down for an interview with the 21st show, chopping it up about recent new material, this years tiny desk submission and whats in store. link below.


Sample Track

Press Photos

Press photo 2023

Tour Banner

11x17" Tour Poster

Downloadable Tracks for Radio or Promo (2014 Self-Titled Album)

Booking Requests