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Monday, 06.07.2015, 20:20
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Jolie Holland (USA)
Jolie’s American and Texan but not Dutch, and her music will convince you she’s not just another blonde from the Lone Star State kicking up her cowboy boots while tearing through the continent.

Gorgeous Jolie is embarking on another one of her heart-wrecking tours of Europe and it’s to introduce her new album «Wine Dark Sea» to her myriad of followers. It’s her best so far and she recorded the cd on the A N T I- Label (Real artists creating records on their own terms). Where she’s in the very fine company and in the same stable with Mavis Staple, Neko Case, Calexico, Kronos Q, Kate Bush, Tinariwen, Tom Waits, and others.

Tiptoeing the peaks of the waves of her mysterious wine dark sea like a death defying butterfly she effortlessly dances with you through an entire century of American music. Sweet and soulful when embracing the deeply emotional moments and sharp and stinging like a bee when reminiscing about others. She’s a multi-instrumentalist with a country, folk, jazz, rock and blues influx. She’s a singer-songwriter as well who’s come up with foreboding, even devastating lines like «I’ve been taken outside and I’ve been brutalized» which can give anybody the chills, especially on a hot summer night. About performing «Wine Dark Sea» she says «We’ll perform the work as a duo – myself together with another band member. Together we’ll present the songs as they were written – straight from the heart. Two e-guitars, two voices, harmonium, violin and piano». 

Beautiful Jolie performing her new album. It’s a work by a superb American artist embracing a selection of songs that have been much adored by fans and has won her accolades from critics for her most joyful album to date. It’ll delight and touch you with wave after wave of dark but enlightened sound coming at you. Performed in that atmosphere of intimacy for which our wine-soaked dark-lit stage has long been known for.      

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