Claire Holley grew up in Jackson, Mississippi and enjoyed singing ever since she was a little girl. She began writing songs in college and has released seven full length records + two EPs. Her music has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition as well as in films & TV shows. She lives in Los Angeles.
“…simultaneously powerful and light as a feather.”
“The charm of Holley’s hummable melodies, imagistic lyrics and vocal prowess suggest she’ll keep bringing crowds in from the cold…”
“She owes much to the southern tradition of storytelling, and just as much to the southern tradition of charm…”
“Holley’s vocal is lovely, and her poignant lyrics impart a wonderful sense of yearning born on a quiet strength.”
“A highly skilled instrumentalist, Holley … has a way with a melody as well, writing strong hooks into every one of the songs on the new album.”
“Claire Holley is an observer, a romantic reporter from the backyards and front porches of the heartland”
Performing across the Southeast since 2006, Katie Martin’s unique blend of blues, folk, and soul mesmerizes audiences in a way that has to be seen to understand. Her agelessly soulful vocals soar effortlessly above a rich propulsion of acoustic blues guitar reminiscent of Muddy Waters combined with the beautiful folk guitar of James Taylor, all performed with the honest intensity of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Seeing Katie Martin perform is an experience like no other, and her refreshing individuality is one that leaves a lasting impression long after the stage has grown silent. She released her acoustic EP ” Away From Here” with Haney Records in 2011. In 2015, she released “Katie Martin : Live From the Chocolate Room” ft. Tony Brook on slide guitar, and her debut album, “Purpose”. Both were recorded, produced,and engineered by Larry Mitchell at The Chocolate Room Studio. In 2017, she released “Live From The Chocolate Room: VOL. II” and is set to release her 2nd album, “Hope” later this year.
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Friday April 20 Ed Gerhard
Special Guest House Concert featuring Ed Gerhard Grammy award winning fingerstyle guitaristAvailable Qty:
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