The Austin 100: Holly Arrowsmith Born in New Mexico and raised in New Zealand, Holly Arrowsmith writes languid, yearning folk songs that frequently draw on the natural world for inspiration.
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The Austin 100: Holly Arrowsmith

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Holly Arrowsmith.

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Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand

Genre: Folk

Why We're Excited: Born in New Mexico and raised in New Zealand, Holly Arrowsmith writes languid, yearning folk songs that frequently draw on the natural world for inspiration. She's toured with fellow New Zealander Tiny Ruins, and her songs vibrate at a similar frequency: They're spare, subtle, approachable and utterly beautiful, anchored by a voice that pulls you close and cancels the noise outside.

Listen to Holly Arrowsmith's " Slow Train Creek"

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