Jolie Holland

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Jolie Holland
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Jolie Holland performing in 2009
Background information
BornHouston, Texas
GenresRock, traditional, country, Americana
InstrumentsVocals, piano, guitar, violin, accordion
Associated actsThe Be Good Tanyas

Jolie Holland is an American singer and performer who combines elements of folk, traditional, country, rock, jazz, and blues.[1]


Holland at the keyboards
At the Zelt Musik Festival 2015 in Freiburg, Germany
At the Zelt Musik Festival 2015 in Freiburg, Germany

Growing up in Houston, Texas, Jolie left in 1994, moving to Austin, New Orleans, and San Francisco before ending up in Vancouver, Canada, where she was one of the founding members of The Be Good Tanyas. Holland left the band before the release of their debut album, Blue Horse, on which she appears prominently.[2] She returned to San Francisco, where she recorded her first album, 2002's Catalpa.[3] Originally self-released, the album was later picked up and re-released by ANTI-. In 2004 she released her first album for ANTI-, 2004's Escondida. ANTI- labelmates Tom Waits and Sage Francis are both outspoken fans of Holland's: Waits nominated her for the Shortlist music prize,[4] while Francis has said that Escondida was his most listened to album of 2005.[5]

As well as releasing another three solo albums for ANTI- and touring globally, Holland has performed a number of collaborations with other artists, including with fan Sage Francis (on his album Human the Death Dance) and Booker T. (with whom she recorded "What A Wonderful World" in 2007). In 2016, she reunited with her old friend and Be Good Tanyas band mate Samantha Parton and they began touring as a duo,[6] releasing the jointly-credited album Wildflower Blues, on Cinquefoil Records, in 2017 and embarking on a joint tour through 2018.[7]


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  2. ^ Erik Hage. "The Be Good Tanyas | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  3. ^ Liner notes from ANTI- Edition of Catalpa, which can be viewed here:
  4. ^ "Jolie Holland | Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. May 17, 1976. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  5. ^ "Topic Galleries". Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  6. ^ "Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton (California/British Columbia)". 2016 Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
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  8. ^ album liner notes, also
  9. ^ "Shooting at the Sun With a Water Gun – David Dondero | Credits". AllMusic. November 13, 2001. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
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  11. ^ Corey Apar (July 11, 2006). "Cold as the Clay – Greg Graffin | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  12. ^ "The Speakers | Yeats Is Greats: The Speakers Sing the Poems of William Butler Yeats (and more) | CD Baby Music Store". Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  13. ^ "Feast or Famine – Chuck Ragan | Credits". AllMusic. August 7, 2007. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  14. ^ "Flood of Dreams soundtracks". Retrieved 2014-05-13.
  15. ^ "Stepping Out of Daddy's Dark Shadow – Entertainment News". redOrbit. June 6, 2008. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  16. ^ "Kathleen – David Gray,Jolie Holland | Listen, Appearances, Song Review". AllMusic. September 14, 2009. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  17. ^ "Human the Death Dance – Sage Francis | Credits". AllMusic. May 8, 2007. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  18. ^ "Sage Francis - Making of "Got Up This Morning"" (Video). Epitaph Records. 23 May 2007.
  19. ^ "Jan Bell and the Cheap Dates | Songs for Love Drunk Sinners | CD Baby Music Store". April 17, 2008. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  20. ^ "What a Wonderful World – Booker T. Jones | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  21. ^ "iTunes – Music – The Light by Frally". March 1, 2010. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  22. ^ "Alabama Chicken – Sean Hayes | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  23. ^ "Jolie Holland: The Living and The Dead". All Music.

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