Free Dirt Presents: An Evening with Jolie Holland
Jolie Holland (founding member of The Be Good Tanyas) makes a special stop in Washington, DC for an intimate house show at the Free Dirt Records house concert series. The house is a 15 minute walk from Ft Totten Metro station, and is a block from the E2/E3/E4 bus line. Plenty of free parking in the neighborhood too! Tickets are a $15 in advance or at the door, the house opens up at 6:30 PM, BYOB! See you there!
**Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended as space is limited**
ABOUT JOLIE HOLLAND
"...like a creek-dipping at Birdland." TOM WAITS
"What all good music has in common is that it captures and conveys both the nature that is in us and the nature that surrounds us. Anemones and cockles in tidal pools at dusk on unknown but recognizable tidal pools seen with closed or open eyes. When a breeze of soft magic caresses, we care not where it came from or where it goes. Jolie Hollands music captures and conveys, and it is one of those breezes." NICK TOSCHES
Over the span of her career, Jolie Holland has knotted together a century of American songjazz, blues, soul, rock and rollinto some stew that is impossible to categorize with any conventional critical terminology. This is her burden and her gift, to know all of these American songs of the last ten decades in her head and her heart, and to have to wrestle with their legacy. She dives straight to the pathos of a song the way the very greatest singers, singers like Mavis Staples, or Al Green, or Skip James, or Tom Waits do. Upon first encounter her songs seem challenging, perhaps unsettling at times, but as so many poets and rockers have shown us (from Dante Alighieri to William Blake to Sylvia Plath to Patti Smith to Nick Cave to Mark E. Smith) thats where the beauty lies. As evident on her first recordings, Holland apparently has no fear of the truth, and there is no emotional core that she cannot reach in song. In fact she thrives on the red hot center of a musical composition, in all its strange and brutal detail. For this special, stripped down show, Jolie will be performing with longtime bandmate Stevie Weinstein-Foner.
Free Dirt Records House Concerts (Ver)
5523 2nd St NW
Washington, DC, DC 20011
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