Hollin McKay with Charlie Stout and John Baumann
Hollin McKay is a performing songwriter from Bandera, Texas. His music, best described as Texas Roots, offers clever storytelling that provides thoughtful insight into the human condition.
Hollin was born in Lubbock and raised in the hills surrounding the Medina River. He uses these landscapes as a backdrop for many of the characters in his songs, whether they are a traveler simply passing through town or a wrongly accused parolee in Mississippi looking for a little justice.
In addition to his solo material, Hollin has written and played with his brother, Noel, for many years. Several of Hollin’s songs recorded and released as part of The McKay Brothers can still be heard on radio stations across Texas.
The stages Hollin has called home include Gruene Hall, Luckenbach, and the legendary John T. Floore Country Store in Helotes, Texas.
West Texas songwriter Charlie Stout draws on experience as a photographer, filmmaker,and producer to animate cinematic lyrics through carefully crafted storytelling.
Since quitting his day job at a non-profit in the fall of 2015, and going full-time as a singer-songwriter and front man, John Baumann has been in a state of constant evolution, having racked up almost 140 shows in 12 short months while continuing to write songs that emphasize his earnest style of phrasing and vivid approach to storytelling.
Baumann has also bolstered his songwriting resume, having written with the likes of Pat Green, Wade Bowen, Cory Morrow and Waylon Payne, while also having his song “Gulf Moon” recorded by Nashville’s own Kenny Chesney.
With the release of the 6 song EP ‘Departures’ in 2015, Baumann has generated a ton of buzz resulting in a featured artist slot at the 2016 and 2017 Steamboat Music Fest and as a performer on Jack Ingram’s Songwriter Spotlight Series on the Texas Music Scene.
Over the course of the past year, Baumann has been leading a 4 piece band around Texas, and in to the Midwest, honing his sound and garnering new fans in all types of venues. And having just finished a 10-day recording session in Austin, Baumann is looking forward to releasing his a brand new full length record. More info on release date coming soon.