American artist Lonnie Holley is coming to Oxford in March! He’ll be performing in our shop on Wednesday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. He will stick around after his performance to sign records and chat. Free beer and refreshments will be on hand.
Lonnie has two excellent albums out on the Dust-to-Digital label from Atlanta–Just Before Music and Keeping a Record of It.
He will also be performing on Thacker Mountain Radio on Thursday, March 26 at The Lyric Theater in Oxford as part of the Oxford Conference for the Book.
“Last year, at 62, after decades of singing while he worked, Holley released his jarring debut album, Just Before Music, a marriage of improvised keys and the rambling, hollow bellow of his voice, as well as the first original recording put out by the archival folk label Dust-to-Digital. This year, he’ll tour, and he recently starred in a Whitney Museum group show, ‘Blues for Smoke.’” – The Fader
“Lonnie Holley sings with an intense, emotional voice and unleashes lyrics without consistent meter or rhyme over gossamer keyboard lines that hang in the ether. His music is a blues nebula, splotched with riffy word jazz that shares in some rappers’ collagist aesthetics as well as the runaway passion of a gospel preacher enlivened by the Spirit.” – Aquarium Drunkard
Read a feature in the New York Times on Lonnie here.