Holly Near, singer and cultural activist, presents a 2-CD release of 28 newly recorded songs extending from Holly's distinctive songwriting to material written or sung by artists including Irving Berlin, Jacques Brel, Ferron, Gnarls Barkley, Bernice Reagon, and Keb Mo. It's an extraordinary collection showing the wide expanse of Holly's stylistic virtuosity and her musical interests - love songs, standards, timely reflections on our world - all with conscience, some with humor, all in her unique, strong voice.
She is accompanied on the journey by 22 outstanding musicians and vocalists, each contributing to the variety of sounds and styles. This reflective, tender, passionate, joyful, thoughtful collection of songs will warm your heart and stir your soul. Everything Holly's ever wanted to sing...and then some.