Escondida Holland, fronting a small band with her guitar, her fiddle, and her smoky, slurry phrasing, is a bohemian folkie from Texas and a cofounder of… Escondida Holland, fronting a small band with her guitar, her fiddle, and her smoky, slurry phrasing, is a bohemian folkie from Texas and a cofounder of… 2004-04-27 Jolie Holland
Music Review

Escondida (2004)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 27, 2004; Lead Performance: Jolie Holland

Holland, fronting a small band with her guitar, her fiddle, and her smoky, slurry phrasing, is a bohemian folkie from Texas and a cofounder of the Be Good Tanyas. She avoids folk piety by hymning morphine (''It was good enough for Billy Burroughs...'') and feigns ''immaculate calm'' while admitting to romantic craziness. Starbucks should replace Norah Jones with Holland as its mood musician of choice; her compositional brew is smooth, with jolts of witty malice.

Originally posted Apr 30, 2004 Published in issue #762-763 Apr 30, 2004 Order article reprints
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