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Holland, Jolie / Catalpa
Album:Catalpa Collection:General
Artist:Holland, Jolie Added:12/2003
Label:Anti- 

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Add Date:2004-03-08 Pull Date:2004-05-10 
Week Ending:9 May2 May25 Apr18 Apr11 Apr4 Apr28 Mar21 Mar
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Album Review
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Reviewed 2004-02-04 
Jolie Holland -- Catalpa

Bluesy/folk/country singer-songwriter from SF -- formerly of the Be Good Tanyas. Beautiful Appalachia-esque spooky soulful voice -- reminiscent of old field recordings, Spare, muted instrumentation -- just soft guitars and banjo on a couple of tracks -- serves to emphasize her voice that emotes loneliness and ache in a way reminscent of Billie Holliday or the Carter Sisters. This was originally intended as a demo and was recorded one evening in a living room so the guitar player could learn the songs. There are several coughs and mistakes but that's part of the charm -- the antithesis of over-production. A few people heard it and liked it and she started selling it at some shows then eventually it was released -- a true gem!
PICS: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 13
1. muted echoey guitar, bells, thudding drums,
2. sweet folk melody, sadness, loneliness
3. foik/blues, simple, beautiful
4. blues, voice + guitar
5. folk, slower,
6. soft banjo + guitar, bluesgrass, escape
7. instrumental, mandolins, guitar,
8. slow, sad, guitar + harmonica + voice -- great
9. uses some syd barrett lyrics, slightly faster
10. spacey electric guitar -- lyrics are a poem by W.B. Yeats
11. slow waltz feel, tale of destitution -- beautiful
12. beautiful voice, bluegrass -- banjo + guitar + musical saw

Track Listing
1.Alley Flowers 7.Demon Lover Improv
2.All the Morning Birds 8.Catalpa Waltz
3.Rol My Blues 9.The Littlest Birds
4.Black Hand Blues 10.Wandering Angus
5.December, 1999 11.Periphery Waltz
6.I Wanna Die 12.Ghost Waltz