Scott Holstein Introduces Cold Coal Town

Brody Vercher | April 21st, 2011

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Ignore the artwork and poor online presence for a second and listen.

“Black Water”

“Clinch Mountain Hills” (a tribute to the Stanley Brothers)

“I hear Carter Stanley & Larry Sparks influences here. There’s also an unmistakable Jamey Johnson, Waylon-esque quality to this stuff, and I believe either of those titans would have been right at home with these great songs.” — Larry Cordle

[Website]

  1. C.M. Wilcox
    April 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    That website is something else, but he sounds like a great discovery. Here’s an EPK with more clips: http://youtu.be/skFWYdD1RFs

  2. Donald
    April 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I heard that voice and almost had a cow.

  3. plain_jo
    April 21, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Very interesting hope to hear more about this artist.

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