Virginia Hollow is a band and a sound born from the hills, valleys and mountains of Appalachia. Their performances and music take you on a journey fraught with raw emotions and stories of love, trust, betrayal, and longing. When all is said and done, the haunting melodies of Carrie Hinkley's soulful voice are hard to shake off and instead keep returning and playing in one's mind, like an untamed mantra of beauty and tragedy. This is a band whose time has come to be reckoned with.
Virginia Hollow is a mixture of Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Indie, and Rock. A singer-songwriter band that performs songs written by lead singer Carrie Hinkley, along with an occasional handpicked cover or two.
Carrie Hinkley: Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Sue Winchester: Upright Bass & Harmony Vocals
Brad Collier: Guitars, etc
More About the Band
Founder and lead singer of the band Virginia Hollow, Carrie is a singer-songwriter from southwest Virginia.
In 2017, Carrie released her self-titled album that was recorded at Windfall Studios in Floyd, Virginia.
Starting at a very early age, Sue was singing British folk tunes and Gilbert and Sullivan, along with her English grandfather on zither, and her dad on piano. Her first instrument was flute, and she studied music as a minor in college. At 12, Sue and her older brother began performing together, guitar and vocals, for the Navy hospital on Guam; they kept the duo going for several years. Sue went solo in her late teens and 20’s, singing and finger-picking 6- and 12-string guitar at clubs all over the island of St. Thomas. Years later, an interest in bluegrass prompted a curiosity about upright bass…and all else was forgotten. Who cares that you can fit a flute, or a guitar, into any vehicle…it was a love affair with the upright from that moment on, to the exclusion of everything else. She played 12 years with the Shuey Brothers bluegrass band in Pennsylvania. Playing and harmonizing Carrie’s original songs, in the Virginia Hollow trio format, is both a challenge and a blessing.
Brad Collier grew up in Floyd County, VA before heading out at the age of 18 to play music and make memories all over the country. After a couple decades of the musical life on the road, Brad returned home to VA to watch the grass grow for a while and to reconnect with his Blue Ridge roots. He plays music from and inspired by a thousand years or so our collective musical history, while making each piece very much his own.
Places & Events
- Bristol Rhtym & Roots Reuinion (Bristol VA/TN 2022)
- Circa Blue Fest (Martinsburg, WV -2019)
- Floyd Americana Festival (Floyd, VA - 2019, 2021, 2022)
- Floyd Yoga Jam (Willis, VA - 2018, 2019, 2022)
- MerleFest (Wilkesboro, NC - 2018)
- Newbern Fall Festival (Newbern, VA - 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
- NorFOLK Festival (Norfolk, VA - 2019)
- Salem Fair (Salem, VA -2021)
- Steppin' Out (Blacksburg, VA - 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022)
Charities & Causes:
- Cabin Fever Terry's Fork (Pilot, VA - Cabin Fever Fall Fling: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & Cabin Fever: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)
- Floyd PRIDE (Floyd VA -2021)
- Girls Rock Roanoke Fundraiser (Salem, VA - April 6, 2019)
- James Helms Benefit (Oak Grove Pavilion, Floyd, VA - October 6, 2017)
- Plenty! Harvest Festival (Floyd, VA - October 21, 2018)
- Springhouse Community School Benefit (Floyd Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA - January 18, 2019)
Other Cool Stuff:
- Opened for The FLOORBOARDS (Legendary Biscuit Sessions at 5 Points Music Sanctuary, Roanoke, VA - April 23, 2017)
- Opened for Larry Keel - The Larry Keel Experience (Legendary Biscuit Sessions at 5 Points Music Sanctuary, Roanoke VA - April 30, 2017)
- WUVT (Blacksburg, VA - March 26, 2017 & March 9, 2022)
- WVTF Roots Down Session hosted by Luke Church. (December 1, 2018)
- TV - Daytime Blue Ridge, WSLS 10 (Roanoke VA - Janurary 16, 2019)
- Blue Ridge Backroads Show at The Rex Theater & 98.1FM WBRF (Galax, VA, December 10, 2021)
- WBCM 100.1 FM The Birthplace of Country Music - Radio Bristol, Appalachian Travels show hosted by JP Parsons (January 21, 2022)
- Pulaski Theatre (Pulaski, VA - March 5, 2022)
- Bedford Center for the Arts (Bedford, VA - April 2, 2022)
- Bonnie Kate Theater (Elizabethton, TN - June 17, 2022)