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Jolie Holland

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Jolie Holland

Sunday, January 27
Show starts at 8:30
$20 cover

Jolie Holland woodsheds new songs, new band every Sunday in January

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About Jolie Holland

Dear New York, Dear Audience, we are playing every Sunday night in January at the Jalopy Theater of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Each of those nights will not be a "show" --We will be performing for ourselves, and for you, songs that have never seen the light of day, and some songs which seem to me (their author) more like plays or enactments.

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When these songs are ready, we will cut them as people have been cutting songs here in America for about a hundred years--that is to say, we will go into a studio and we will taxidermy these birds, and release them, in their newly static forms, to fly through the imagination of all who would love or hate or steal or support them.

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I, Jolie Holland, am playing with some of the greatest musicians in New York, which is to say I am working with some of the greatest musicians in the world. There are a lot of us-- seven all told, including two drummers--Dan Rieser and Justin Veloso, Indigo Street (electric guitar,) Doug Wieselman (electric guitar, clarinets,) Tim Luntzel (bass,) and Patrick Holmes on clarinet. I'll be singing and playing guitar, piano, and violin. We come from backgrounds encompassing the worlds of experimental, rock, jazz, noise, and traditional American music.

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These shows will be very special, never to occur in this specific form ever again. We have chosen this venue for its intimacy, so that we can improvise upon this music which is more suited to performance than show. We would be honored if you would join us.

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The music we will perform these nights is certainly not quite what most people would call rock (few people would now define as "rock" that which initiated the genre.) But it is not what I could call anything else, either. Its not jazz- its not "folk"- neither is it gospel or blues, but the music is filled with elements that originate from each of those estuaries. These songs owe a debt of love as inspiration to those giants who are still with us--Lou Reed, Stefan Jecusco, Michael Hurley, David Bowie, Tom Waits, Jan Bell--and those who will always live in our hearts--Nina Simone, John Coletrane, Albert Ayler, Eric Dolphe, Blind Willie MacTell, John Lennon, Curtis Mayfield and Townes Van Zandt.

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