Everyone is invited to a free concert by Claire Holley, releasing her new album “Every Hour” on Sunday, July 7 at 7:30pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us on the front lawn of First Baptist Church Greensboro! An offering will be taken to benefit Hope Academy.
This event is open to the public so please share and bring a friend!
About Claire Holley:
Claire Holley writes songs that are literary, playful, meditative, and earthy. A native of Mississippi, she owes much to the southern tradition of storytelling, and just as much to the southern tradition of charm. With spare, delicate arrangements and a frank, lovely, and versatile sound, she sings deceptively simple songs. Claire began playing music when she was just two years old, when she and her grandmother, an accomplished jazz pianist, would play chop sticks on the piano at her home in Jackson, Mississippi.
She moved to Los Angeles in 2003 and, after falling in with some stellar west coast musicians, recorded Hush in a friend’s living room. She also began collaborating with directors and filmakers on their projects. She was nominated by the 2006 LA Weekly Theatre Awards for Best Original Music for the songs she wrote for the play, See Rock City. She has composed music for a feature length documentary, three short films, and two of her songs have been on ABC’s Men in Trees.
These songs and performances display Claire’s commitment to staking out new musical ground while still remaining true to her southern song-writing roots. She has released six records, and of her latest, Hush, one blogger wrote “…just plain, unabashed, good quality songs…delightful.” In 2009, Image Journal featured Holley as April’s artist of the month (from which some of this bio was taken). She lives in Los Angeles but goes home to Mississippi a lot!
Her latest album, Every Hour, features modern arrangements of hymns and sacred songs, ranging in style and sound from a 4th century carol (“Begotten”) and southern gospel (“What Wondrous Love is This”) to a Beach Boys cover (“You Still Believe in Me”). Claire is looking forward to being back in North Carolina, which she called home for six years!
Not familiar with Claire Holley’s music?
Check out the videos below and mark your calendar for July 7 at 7:30pm to hear her live on the front lawn of First Baptist Church Greensboro!
Days until the Claire Holley Concert
“Like southern sweet tea on a hot afternoon, everything about Hush is just plain excellent. Holley’s voice is nothing short of achingly beautiful, the songwriting could be used as an example of a poetic art form, and the production is top notch.”— Hufflington Post
“The charm of Holley’s hummable melodies, imagistic lyrics and vocal prowess suggest she’ll keep bringing crowds in from the cold…” —Washington Post
“Claire Holley is an observer, a romantic reporter from the backyards and front porches of the heartland” —Acoustic Guitar