Scotch Hollow is an acoustic roots band that brings you to a different time and
place. When you hear their old country classics and bluesy rock originals, you’re
suddenly cruising a gravel road going wherever it takes you on a hot summer’s
night. You can be off to big hoedown or just enjoying the ride.
Scotch Hollow began when Mark Verbeck met Carley Martin while they were both
attending Berklee College of Music. The music he made on guitar, slide and
ukulele was a perfect match for her full range vocals. Their mutual love for the
blues, traditional country and roots music brought them together to form the
successful Scotch Hollow. After graduation they toured and played in Nashville
for several years. When the wind blew them north in 2008, they temporarily switched their name and direction with the funk rock band named Bandit Runner. After a short run, Mark unfortunately came down with a severe case of tendonitis that put the brakes on all musical pursuits for the next 2 years. Determined to not be thrown off course, Mark, using various apps on his Ipad, continued writing music and eventually found himself with a whole catalogue of new music. After he was majority of the way healed, Mark contacted his friend and former band mate Albert Dingnus to start arranging his songs for physical instruments. To their surprise, music seemed to flow out of them like water from a faucet and the beginning of the New Scotch Hollow started to develop. After allot of hard work, practice, and gigs; Mark, Carley, and Albert found themselves with a new band, sound, and a fresh new EP that would show the world who Scotch Hollow exactly was.