Listen: 'Old Fashioned Morphine' from <i>Escondida</i>
Listen: 'Mad Tom of Bedlam' from <i>Escondida</i>
Listen: 'Alley Flowers' from <i>Catalpa</i>
Listen: 'Untitled' performed live by Holland, written by Stefan Jecusco
With the haunting, intimate sound of a wizened blues singer, Jolie Holland's voice seems to come from another age. At 29, the singer often draws comparisons to legends like Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith, but Holland's music –- a mix of front-porch folk and jazz — is distinctly her own.
Following the release of her CDs Catalpa and Escondida, the Texas-born musician spent the last year touring North America and Europe. She talks about her music and performs some new songs.