On Tuesday, Dec. 4th, Fort Collins, CO-based WhiteWater Ramble will release their first single in six years, “Hollow,” a stunning new ballad accompanied by an intense and powerful music video. Recently named one of Colorado's Top 10 Bluegrass Bands, WhiteWater Ramble has spent the last several years touring, playing tribute shows around Colorado, and honing their stand-out “dancegrass” amalgamation of styles, but with this cinematic short story, they tell a tragic tale of two lovers and bring new meaning to the song’s lyrics. The single and video are available on all streaming platforms starting Tuesday.
For their first major release in six years, WhiteWater Ramble enlisted the help of filmographers NoCoast Artists, who brought the dramatic performance of “Hollow” to life. Producer Doug Usher and Director Tomas Herrera delicately maneuvered the conflict between lead actors Josh Phillips and Teal Jandrain while managing to extract an emotional reaction for both sides of the story.
“This is a completely new dynamic, lineup and focus for us. The energy is far different than ever before and I’ve never been so nervous, scared and excited all at the same time,” said writer Patrick Sites. “For the first time in the band’s history, I was really the driving force behind the project as both a writer and producer, which allowed me to reflect on the world around us. The single deals with a tough subject matter but is incredibly relevant because of our daily news cycle related to violence from guns. I’ve tried to tell a traditional bluegrass murder ballad lyrically but then putting that into a modern concept with a cinematic video. “Hollow,” along with other forthcoming singles will challenge viewers both the lyrically and visually.”
WhiteWater Ramble is the heartproject of Patrick Sites on mandolin and vocals. He brings a rotating cast of musicians to the fold, but primarily partnering with Damon Wood, formerly of the James Brown Band, on guitar. “Hollow” also features fellow Coloradan Chris Pandolfi of the Grammy Award-winning Infamous Stringdusters on banjo. The track was recorded at Silo Sound, engineered by Todd Divel, written and produced by Patrick Sites and mixed by Sites and Divel. Mastering was done at Noise Radiation Studios by Todd Loomis. This video single is the first of many more to come throughout the year from this freshly revived and inspired five-piece.
Fri, Dec. 14, Timber and Torch, Steamboat Springs, CO - Acoustic Apres Ski Show
Sat, Dec. 22, Ullr's Tavern, Winter Park, CO
Thurs, Dec. 27, Agave, Avon, CO performing "The Grass Waltz" - A Tribute to the Band
Sat, Dec. 29, The Woodcellar, Evergreen, CO
Sun, Dec. 31, New Terrain Brewing Co, Golden, CO
Fri, Jan. 4, River Run Lodge, Sun Valley, ID - Apres Ski Show
Fri, Jan. 4, Whiskey Jacques, Ketchum, ID
Sat, Jan. 5, River Run Lodge, Sun Valley, ID - Apres Ski Show
Fri, Jan. 11, Snake River Saloon, Keystone, CO
Sat, Jan. 19, Schmiggity's, Steamboat Springs, CO
Sun, Jan. 20, OP Rockwell, Park City, UT
Thurs, Jan. 24, Cervante's Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver, CO ft. DJ Fullmetal w/ support from Grassfed and Feed the Dog
Sat, Jan. 26, The Lazy Dog, Boulder, CO w/ Feed the Dog
Thurs, Jan. 31, The Cooperage, Milwaukee, WI w/ Feed the Dog
Fri, Feb. 1, Mill Creek, Appleton, WI w/ Feed the Dog
Sat, Feb. 2, Warren Station, Keystone, CO