'Old Fashioned Morphine' from Escondida
'Mad Tom of Bedlam' from Escondida
'Alley Flowers' from Catalpa
'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.
Singer Jolie Holland.
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.