Rye Hollow is lead vocalist Breanna Paletta, guitarist Kevin O’Loughlin and bassist Chris Chard. The band met through an innovative project at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon, called “Deep Roots”, which pairs high-school lyricists with local musicians. RyeHollow blends pop with alt-country, blues and rock to make their unique and emotive music.
In just one year together, RyeHollow’s single “Where I Come From” was added to rotation on Portland’s KINK FM and got airplay on 27 other radio stations across the U.S. KINK FM added another single, “Any Way You Say It”, from the band’s highly anticipated first full-length album, Hearts Like These, two months before it was released in the spring of 2006, making RyeHollow the first unsigned band to have two songs in rotation on the Portland powerhouse station. The band was featured on KINK’s 8th annual compilation CD, KINK LIVE 8, and opened for Tori Amos at the KINK LIVE 8 show. They’ve headlineded several summer festivals and opened for The Cowboy Junkies, Blue Merle, Johnny A, Dave Mason, Ringside and Collective Soul.
RyeHollow is one of the featured artists in UMPQUA Bank’s Discover Local Music program which connects customers with the regions top artists. RyeHollow is not only the most downloaded artist, but also one of the first bands whose album was sold at UMPQUAs stores and played at a number of UMPQUA Bank locations in Oregon, Washington and California.
“RyeHollow digs deeper than the typical folky girl pop that bombards the airwaves these days. With lyrics that are insightful and revealing, its pop that has found a way to be eloquent and concise, elegant and organic.”
– Tamara Turner, Editor CD Baby