Who is Holly Bowling?
No better time to find out than the present, as Holly brings her piano to Colorado this week with shows at The Music Room, January 31st in Colorado Springs, The Bluebird Theatre, February 1st in Denver, and The District Theatre in Aspen February 2nd.
Having arisen out of the Phish tank, Holly quickly became known for her beautiful, and extensive, piano transcriptions of their live improvisations. Now, through her album, “Better Left Unsung,” released last year, Holly offers orchestrated flare to the Grateful Dead’s spontaneous moments and classical undertones with such favorites as, Wharf Rat, That’s it for the Other One, Terrapin, Eyes, and Dark Star, among others. Moving beyond the limitations of her two hands, Holly separates her digits into the different members of her own band, awakening a holistic show in a single body. She is quite simply, something to marvel over, and a pleasure to behold.
Playing with the likes of Greensky Bluegrass and Phil Lesh, Holly has become a delightfully rare gem within the Dead inspired family. Her joy and love of music permeates her performance, offering a wonderfully ethereal feel, leaving one swept away by the vibrations of her intricate touch and sensitivity.
Every so often a unique musical opportunity arises that inspires and transcends, and in this case, does so in the form of Holly Bowling. “Like a song that’s born to soar the sky.” You won't want to miss this one!