Oscar’s Hollow w/ The Ray Elliott Band
Friday, April 12th, 2019
19+ w/ Valid ID
$10 at the door.
COME EARLY & STAY LATE! $3.75 highballs/$6 doubles + $4.50 Boh from 9-10pm & 1-2am. Free water station available to encourage a responsible evening of fun!
Oscar’s Hollow is an exciting new band in Saskatoon’s flourishing music scene. Formed in 2016 by Lee Harris and Kris Mihilewicz, two singer/songwriters who both move easily between rhythm and lead guitar, this 5-piece already boasts a rich catalogue of original material and stylized covers. Although Mihilewicz and Harris both have distinctive individual styles, these blend and synergize within Oscar’s Hollow in ways reminiscent of Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor (Blue Rodeo). The group’s sound evokes comparisons to The Band or perhaps Wilco, spanning a broad spectrum of styles and genres as Harris and Mihilewicz are joined by Kurt Burnett on drums and percussion, Darryl Dozlaw on keyboards and other sundries, and Byron Shaw on bass and guitar. Burnett, Dozlaw and Shaw all offer vocal harmonies to the mix.
Hailing from the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Ray Elliott grew up writing the stories and the music that the mountains wished to share. Moving to the prairies and making his home near the North Saskatchewan river, he found the voice of the prairies, and recreated a sound that is unique to his own story. With Peter Abonyi on bass, Fabian Minnema on drums and Gillian’s accordion and voice, Ray Elliott has brought with him songs that change like the weather in the mountains and flow free like waves on wheat fields in the wind. Nothing too complicated. Just something to connect with and an experience to share.