Springtime Can Kill You
Released: May 2006
Jolie Holland is a master of several instruments -- from violin to banjo to guitar -- but her most precious gift is an antediluvian voice. On this release, Holland places total trust in her vocals, allowing the multitude of genres that flow from her mouth to fully inhabit the work. The proof is in the track "Crazy Dreams", a song that rises and falls around her luminous warble and races the accompanying piano from the rooftops to the cellar in a single line. Possessing an original and singular talent, Holland transcends all of her influences to weave a unique sonic tapestry.