Open Jams @ The Hollow
Come on out each Sunday and join us for our widely popular Hollow Valley open jam night! These jams are intended to appeal to and allow musicians of all stripes and skill levels to step up and join in with other local players.
For those as of yet familiar with our jams, please note our rules of etiquette:
1) Be respectful - physical or verbal abuse towards others will not be tolerated
2) Share the stage - if others are waiting to take your place, please keep it to two songs and then take a break while others play
3) Welcome those of all skill levels - if you are a more advanced player, please do your best to make others who may be learning feel welcome!
About the Host - Sean Cotton
A Georgetown , Ontario native and Toronto expat, Sean Cotton currently creates and performs in the Central Ontario regions of Muskoka and Almaguin Highlands. After retiring from a 20 year career on the road and in the studio as a guitar player and harmony vocalist with performing-songwriting duo The Undesirables, Sean has settled in the village of Burk's Falls, Ontario where he operates a recording studio producing artist, recording his own albums as well as working as a jingle composer for radio.
Over the years Sean has been a sideman for artists as diverse as Indie New Country Artist Marshall Dane, Blues and R&B singer Treasa Levasseur, and Pop singer Suzie McNeil. His first record producer credit was for his longtime collaborator Folk singer Corin Raymond. Sean still receives SOCAN royalties from writing collaborations with the latter three artists.
You can see Sean performing solo from Gravenhurst to North Bay, from Burk's Falls to Parry Sound. These performances are a highly revered one-man band experience, with Sean filling out the back beat of the music with his feet by performing percussion on a tambourine adorned guitar case and sporting ankle bells on his left leg. He is constantly creating bands to suit all occasions that get thrown his direction. He currently performs his original music with a quartet fittingly named The New Locals.