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April 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$15
We’re excited to welcome Jolie Holland to Bar Argos! This spectacular show is 21 and up.
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.