Album of the week!
Check out the Tom Waits approved debut album from enigmatic American country/folk songstress, Jolie Holland.
Described as a ‘thrift-store poet’ singing like a cross between Billie Holiday and “Jeff Buckley covering Nina Simone”, the sparse demos have a sad, haunting beauty conjuring up wild, bleak landscapes, late night empty bars and hot dusty days on the trail. Perfect!
Holland was originally in the fabulous Be Good Tanyas and wrote ‘The Littlest Birds’ – one of my favourite songs of 2001.