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Jolie Holland grew up in Texas, where from a young age she experimented with writing, playing, and singing music. By her teens she had learned piano, guitar, and  fiddle, and was performing as a traveling musician.


San Francisco was her home for a time in the mid-'90s before Holland was on her horse again, ambling to Vancouver and founding the neo-traditionalist folk outfit Be Good Tanyas. She contributed to the Tanyas' Blue Horse LP.


She has released five albums the latest being Pint of Blood. I recommend listening to her first two releases called Escondida and Catalpa. It's the perfect introduction to an incredible artist.

 


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