Last night we saw Jolie Holland at the Doug Fir. There are a few things I like about the Doug Fir, mainly all of the textures found throughout its design. I cannot help but walk through that place and want to touch nearly every surface.
There are many things I like about Jolie Holland. This was our first opportunity to see her in person and I couldn't get over how little she looked on stage-- almost childlike. But the voice that comes from this "smallish" woman, well, there is nothing childlike about it. As playful as she seemed, there is no doubt that Jolie Holland is 100% Woman. And wow, what tales this voice sings. Extremely powerful, soulful serenades is about the best way I can describe it. There is an undeniable knowledge of truth and sincerity and of hurt and desire in that voice and it was a pleasure getting to witness it in person amongst the company of good friends. My short introduction has surely made me itch for another opportunity to see her live and has also reminded me how lucky we are to live in a city that supports and attracts amazing artists who continuously blow my mind by making cool music Happen.