Jolie Holland: New Music from Days Past Jolie Holland's voice seems to come from another age. At 29, she often draws comparisons to blues singers Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith, but her music is a mix of front-porch folk and jazz, and distinctly her own.
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'Untitled' performed live by Holland, written by Stefan Jecusco

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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.

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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.

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Escondida
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Jolie Holland
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ANTI
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2004

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Catalpa
Artist
Jolie Holland
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ANTI
Released
2003

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