Cider Mag - Dec 2013 - Page 7

ken issue 38 working_Layout 1 12/7/2013 1:49 PM Page 7 This time, the CD was produced (if you’ve noticed, Chad has gotten very good at choosing producers) and engineered respectively by the incredible Boston-based studio team of Anthony J. Resta and Karyadi Sutedja. Resta has worked with such talents as Blondie, Elton John, Collective Soul, Megadeth, Dale Bozzio and Perry Farrell. “Anthony and Karyadi are simply amazing in the studio and frankly, editing masters,” Chad says. “What might take someone else a few hours work - these guys can bang away and have it done in 15 minutes! Also, what I really loved about the recording process was that there were no egos or ‘rock star’ crap… it was just a very creative and relaxed atmosphere to work in.” Fast-forwarding to his current endeavors, Chad continues to play out all over the Northeast and across America in various line ups and solo guest appearances. His touring band (The Chad Hollister Band) which has been together – in various forms - for nearly a decade, currently includes drummer Tommy Diehl (Cheap Trick, Bon Jovi, Gov’t Mule), guitarist Jerry Goldsmith (John Meyer, Victor Bailey, Jeffrey Gaines) and Rutland’s own Jared Johnson (The Samples) on bass. “I play short tours all over the country… Colorado, California, Arizona, Florida. The shorter stints on the road allow me to continue playing to an expanding audience, while also maintaining a normal family life at home.” Along with his regular band lineup, Chad also plays out as the Chad Hollister Trio - with old friends Jeff Poremski and Steve Benson – as well as solo and one-off appearances with several other musicians as well. “With my band, as well as solo shows, I jump all over the place to keep it fresh and fun, working with a lot of different local musicians,” Chad said. Other recent local appearances have included stints at On Tap in Essex Junction, Rollie’s in Belfast, Maine, The Whammy in Calais, VT., Pierces Inn in Etna, NH, a radio chat on WBKM-Radio in Burlington and as the Chad Hollister Trio, a show at The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, Ma. with Jamie Kent & The Options for their new EP release. And that just covers November! “Other current musical endeavors include working at my home studio on some soundtrack music as well as some custom songs for a few companies, Chad concluded. “I am also starting to work on my new record, which I will be releasing one song at a time.” Another event you won’t want to miss is Chad’s upcoming appearance (January 18, 2014) at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe, Vermont with special guest Bow Thayer. “The show will feature my eight-piece band with a threepiece horn section led by Chris Peterman.” Indeed, it appears that Chad has created the perfect situation for himself and his band(s), which allows him to do exactly what he wants; creating the best music he can while doing it all his way… and all because he found his gift in life! Fore more Hollister visit