Troublesome Hollow was originally formed in Hickory Tree, Tennessee in the mid 1970’s. The band recorded five albums between 1979 and 1989. Through most of these years the band centered on the brother duo of Donny and Garry Ollis and banjo picker Tim White. The early years of the band also included the dynamic singing of the late Ron Greene and the bass playing of Rick Moore.
Troublesome Hollow was a band back in the 1970’s and 80’s who explored the “edges” of bluegrass music. Playing many standard tunes traditionally, they also experimented with the “newgrass” sound back when it was not mainstream. They performed together until 1998 when the band members went their separate ways. Although the band members always continued to be friends they did not pick music together from 1998 until early 2015 when Donny Ollis asked his brother Garry and Tim White to get together for some ‘fun picking’. It didn’t take too many get togethers to re-kindle the old flame for Troublesome Hollow. Although almost 20 years had passed the music came back to the band members with fond memories.
Troublesome Hollow still provides great music and lots of humor in their shows. A mix of Bluegrass, Newgrass, Original songs and even a touch of Americana in their own style, providing great entertainment for all. Tim White also hosts ‘Song of The Mountains’ at the Lincoln Theater in Marion, Virginia, which is broadcast throughout the United States on Public Television.