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Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Jolie Holland takes "Springtime" on tour this summer

Highly-Lauded Springtime Can Kill You Elicits Poetic Responses From Critics

In support of her new, highly praised Anti- album, Springtime Can Kill You acclaimed singer/songwriter Jolie Holland will embark on a seven-week North American tour on June 14th. Launching in Eugene, Oregon and running through July 28th in Madison, Wisconsin, Holland’s Stateside trek comes on the heels of some of her finest critical reviews to date.

Released May 9th, the inventive, magical Springtime Can Kill Y o u has met with vast accolades, eliciting imaginative, otherworldly depictions from music scribes worldwide. Entertainment Weekly gave Holland an ‘A’ rating, calling her latest, “proof folk music shouldn’t just conjure the past, but also sit down and have a drink with it in the present.” Meanwhile Elle called Jolie’s new disc “arresting” and said, “[Holland’s] lilting, weathered warble floats over screwball swing made from a junk shop orchestra that includes old pianos, whistles and the occasional tuba.”

In a recent cover story on unconventional, Bay Area-based recording artist/muse, The San Francisco Weekly exclaimed, “through beguiling contrasts and magical moments, Jolie Holland has emerged with a singular, elusive sound. Holland is every character in the fairy tale all at once: the petulant beast and the heart-melting beauty, the catastrophe and the deliverance.” While Billboard succinctly remarked, “In a perfect world, everyone would know the name Jolie Holland.”

Although Holland wrote most of the material on her third Anti- release – which rewards listeners with each successive listen – her guitarist Brian Miller landed a co-writing credit on “Springtime Can Kill You ” and “Crush In The Ghetto,” while her friend C.R. Avery crafted “Crazy Dreams.”

“Most of the stories and words are mine,” Holland says of Springtime Can Kill You . “But there are a few instances in which I let other people’s songs tell the story because my voice is one of millions, just a tiny drop in an ocean of love songs.”

Jolie Holland’s U.S. tour dates are as follows:

6/14/2006 Sam Bonds Garage Eugene OR

6/15/2006 Aladdin Theatre Portland OR

6/16/2006 The Nightflight Lounge Bellingham WA

6/17/2006 Triple Door Seattle WA

6/21/2006 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City UT

6/23/2006 Boulder Theater Boulder CO

6/24/2006 Bluebird Theatre Denver CO

6/27/2006 Rhythm Room Phoenix AZ

6/28/2006 Casbah San Diego CA

6/29/2006 Safari Sams Hollywood CA

7/1/2006 Bimbos 365 Club San Francisco CA

7/11/2006 Canal Room New York NY

7/12/2006 Museum of Fine Arts Boston MA

7/13/2006 Higher Ground Winooski VT

7/14/2006 Tin Angel Philadelphia PA

7/15/2006 Jammin Java Vienna VA

7/16/2006 Gravity Lounge Charlottesville VA

7/18/2006 The Poor House Raleigh NC

7/19/2006 Orange Peel Asheville NC

7/20/2006 Eddies Attic Decatur GA

7/23/2006 The Dame Lexington KY

7/28/2006 High Noon Saloon Madison WI

1/19/2007 Orpheum Theatre Sioux Falls SD

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