Ali Holder comes from a history of outlaw country, which she grew up with. Along the way, she embraced a number of musical styles because she would not be restricted to just one genre: Folk, country, blues, jazz, any manner of Americana, Holder relishes them all, and each have molded her into the songwriter she is today. But we’re also talking about an individual with a love for words and storytelling, and for Holder, that often translates into a settling down with a good book. Say, something in the horror category, for example?
After isolating herself at a retreat in Medina, TX to work on the songs that would form the From My Veins Will Fall EP, Holder awoke one morning with a most unusual realization: “I thought to myself that if someone were to cut me open, Stephen King words would fall out.” Surely, King would approve.
Experience the inspiration and imagery for yourself at Ali Holder’s residency performances at Stay Gold, 1910 E. Cesar Chavez. She kicks it off tonight with the wonderful Raina Rose starting out the show at 10:30 p.m. There’s a different guest each week: Daniel Thomas Phipps‘ band The Kinfolk on Feb. 9, Carry Illinois on Feb. 23, Jaimee Harris on March 8, and frequent partner in creativity, Little Brave, on March 22. Very recommended.
-Photo courtesy of the artist.