Holstein, Scott


  • From Madison (Boone County), West Virginia. Lives in Nashville.
  • A singer/songwriter who grew up in the coal mining region of West Virginia. Almost all of his relatives are connected to the coal mining industry. His grandfather fought in the historic Battle of Blair Mountain (1921).
  • He began performing at age 5. His parents had a bluegrass gospel group.
  • 1993-1997, played mandolin with The Gillis Brothers.
  • 1998-2004, worked as a utility musician with numerous east coast bands including country singer Charlie Floyd.
  • 2001-2009, played guitar/mandolin/bass with Dave Evans and River Bend.
  • 2003, played banjo with Ernie Thacker and Route 23.
  • 2004-2006, played guitar and sang lead with Larry Gillis.
  • 2010, began his solo career. Formed a band called Old Back 40 and founded his own record label (Coal Records).
  • 2011, released an album of original songs Cold Coal Town (Coal) produced by Randy Kohrs.