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2nd Shift Concert: Jolie Holland

Doors open at 7:30pm and the show begins at approximately 8:00pm


“Her songs are about love and jealousy, traveling and exhaustion, desire and loss. They’re rampant with beautiful losers... It’s her voice that broadens her work and makes it curious…when she sings she becomes a hungry museum of stray voices…. “ –– Ben Ratliff, New York Times


It’s nearly impossible to categorize Jolie Holland’s music. Dark, sultry and soulful, it runs the gamut, from folk and jazz to blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Her work channels the hopes, longings, strangeness and darkness that you’ll find throughout the canon of American traditional music.

Holland grew up in Texas. By her teens she had learned piano, guitar, and fiddle, and was performing as a traveling musician. In the late 1990s she traveled to Vancouver, where she played with The Be Good Tanyas. She has since gone on to release a series of solo albums, including Catalpa, which Tom Waits nominated for the Shortlist music prize.

While Holland has made a name for herself as a songwriter, her work inevitably reflects the presence, and the ghosts, of 18th and 19th century American traditional music. Maybe she’s not singing about The Roving Gambler, Pretty Polly or Frankie and Albert. But you sense they’re near, in the shadows or in a room down the hall. It’s Holland’s ability to conjure the persistent spirits of our collective past that makes her work so powerful, and so compelling.

Beverages are included in the ticket price, non-alcoholic for everyone, and beer & wine to those 21+.


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