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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Jolie Holland Announces North American Tour

Singer songwriter Jolie Holland is that rare performer who conveys everything in her voice. It is a stunning instrument that seems directly connected to her heart and soul. On her latest album The Living and the Dead, Holland creates a smoky evocative work of hallucinatory Americana. In live performance Holland is absolutely transcendent. Popmatters said of a recent concert: "She's a singer who's absolutely worth seeing in a live context because she always takes chances, trying out weird phrasings, slurring words together and falling slightly out of rhythm, only to bring things back together somehow.... plenty of spine-tingling moments." Holland now prepares to embark on an extensive North America tour joined on the Southern stops by musician, actor Will Oldham (AKA Bonnie Prince Billy) who will sing backup. Seminal folk/blues rambler Michael Hurley will be opening West Coast dates with Kentucky musician and master storyteller Matt Bauer featured on the rest. Holland will be joining both Hurley and Bauer for their sets, then performing alongside supremely talented NYC guitarist Grey Gersten.

Acclaim for Holland's The Living and the Dead:

"Holland's fourth album - far and away her strongest-is flawlessly executed and fearlessly told." - Blender Magazine

"Jolie Holland's voice beguiles like something from an old 78....on The Living and the Dead, she channels the folky, sultry, blues Joni Mitchell trademarked and conjures her own stunning takes on lost lovers and sly approaches." - Elle

"positively enchanting." - LA Weekly

"Her music has a certain timelessness to it, melding the best in vocal jazz, blues, and country traditions, her voice masterfully sliding between sultry and sweet, despairing and lonely." - The Village Voice

"Jolie Holland's fourth album packs a full and commanding wallop. It's her strongest effort yet, a mini-manifesto on how to weld varied American sounds together and also fucking rock at the same time. This is the record to buy for your dad for his birthday, and then burn for yourself afterwards." - Pitchfork

Jolie Holland Tour Dates

08-22 Mississippi Studios - Portland Or. 09-15 La Sala Rosa Montreal QC 09-16 - Space Gallery - Portland, ME 09-17 - Brattle Theater - Cambridge, MA 09-18 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY 09-19 - The M Room- Philadelphia, PA 09-20 - The Southern - Charlottesville, VA 09-21 - The Arts Center - Carrboro, NC 09-22 - Double Door Inn - Charlotte, NC 09-24 - Eddie's Attic - Decature GA 09-25 - The Bottletree - Birmingham AL 09-26 - The Parish HOB - New Orleans LA 09-27 - Mcgonigel's Mucky Duck - Houston TX 09-28 - Stubbs BBQ (indoor) Austin TX 09-30 - Club Congress - Tucson AZ 10-01 - Acoustic Music San Diego - San Diego CA 10-03 - Largo at the Coronet - Los Angeles CA 10-04 - The Independent - San Francisco CA 10-06 Triple Door - Seattle WA 10-07 Mississippi Studios - Portland OR 10-09 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City UT 10 10 - Walnut Room - Denver CO 10 -11 - The Waiting Room - Omaha NE 10-12 - Varsity Theater Minneapolis MN 10-13 - High Noon Saloon - Madison WI 10-14 - Schubas - Chicago IL 10 -15 - Russian Recording - Bloomington IN 10-16 - The Dame - Lexington KY 10-17 - Stuart's Opera House - Nelsonville OH

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