11 Songs, 46 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings
10 Ratings


Matt Semanision

The beat Hollis Brown has ever sounded!

Killing it!!


Too good! Great album from HB!



Their unique and gritty rock that was present in Ride On The Train is completely washed away in 3 Shots. This band had a sound that was nearly absent from the current rock era, with classic, raw, bluesy ans powerful sensibilities (re: Ride on the Train, Down on your Luck). Hope they return to those great sounds on future albums.

About Hollis Brown

Named after the Bob Dylan song "The Ballad of Hollis Brown," New York City-based Hollis Brown (a band, not a person) play a tight, sparse, rocking version of classic rock, with songs full of melody, pop, country tinges, and an ever-present and slight feel of the blues, all of which gives the best of their songs a timeless feel. Led by the songwriting of Mike Montali (vocals and guitar) and Jon Bonilla (guitar), and with a taut rhythm section of Mike Wosczyk (bass) and Mike Graves (drums and percussion), the band released a debut EP, Nothing & the Famous No One, in 2012, and followed it with a full-length album, Ride on the Train, early in 2013. By the following year, Hollis Brown had settled into a lineup of Montali, Bonilla, Adam Bock (keys), Dillon DeVito (bass), and Andrew Zahnal (drums), and they released Gets Loaded, a rootsy, track-for-track re-imagining of the Velvet Underground's classic 1970 album Loaded. That same year, their song "When the Weather's Warm" was featured in the Matt Dillon-Willem Dafoe crime drama Bad Country. Chasing a bigger sound, they brought in John Agnello to mix their next studio LP, the passionately organic 3 Shots, which arrived on Jullian Records in the spring of 2015. ~ Steve Leggett & Marcy Donelson

New York, NY