I’m so honored to have Doug Wieselman in the band that night, a great multi instrumentalist who played on Wine Dark Sea on bass and regular clarinet, guitar, and bass. We’re joined by my newest bandmate, Stevie Weinstein-Foner, who is a great singer and multi-instrumentalist.
We’re playing the Ivy Room in Albany, with some of the Escondida-era all star bandmates. This year is the 15th year anniversary of Escondida‘s release!
Hummingbirds & Helicopters Vol. 1: A Benefit for South Texas
Hummingbirds & Helicopters Vol. 1: A Benefit for South Texas is the first installment in a series of disaster relief benefit albums spearheaded by avant-folk luminary Jolie Holland.
In response to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Holland (a native Houstonian) organized a group of artists—a group both eclectic and cohesive within the larger lexicon of American song—to record classic Gulf Coast songs. The album’s 11 tracks include Holland’s atmospheric, emotionally potent cover of Randy Newman’s “Louisiana 1927” (featuring Thor and Friends), a warm interpretation of Mickey Newbury’s “If You Ever Get to Houston” led by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Dean Ween’s cover of “Galveston” by Jimmy Webb (popularized by Glen Campbell), and Big Thief’s beautifully sparse version of Twain’s “High Tide”.
Album proceeds will be donated to the UN award-winning Schoolbox Project, a 501c3 non-profit that provides trauma-informed care for children rendered homeless or without access to education due to the deluge.
With Hummingbirds & Helicopters Vol. 1, Holland has not only orchestrated a timely charitable work, but has curated a gorgeous homage to Gulf Coast musical culture that will ensnare fans of country, folk, experimental music and beyond.
WILDFLOWER BLUES AVAILABLE NOW
Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton are very excited to announce a new album, ‘Wildflower Blues’, available now!
The first single from our upcoming record – our version of Townes Van Zandt’s “You Are Not Needed Now” – is up and streaming on Spotify! Give it a listen below. You can order ‘Wildflower Blues’ right here.