TOM WAITS is a huge fan of Texan Troubadour Jolie Holland who has announced a date at the Howard Assembly Room on 8 September.
Holland made her name as a member of popular folk ensemble The Be Good Tanyas, and is touring to promote her well received fourth album, Pint of Blood.
Released on the Anti label, ‘Pint of Blood’ sees the multi-instrumentalist drawing on her wide range of influences to create a distinctive and cohesive ten-song collection.
Recording mostly live in her home studio with co-producer Shahzad Ismaily, Holland relied on the spontaneity and energy of the sessions to record a selection of songs focusing on her inspired and impassioned performances.
New songs such as ‘All Those Girls,’ the outright violence of ‘Remember’ and the sweeping ‘Gold and Yellow,’ capture a candidness that results in what critics are saying is her most musically focused and emotionally direct recordings.