Holly
Photo: Donna Korones

 

CONCERTS ARCHIVE

For the archive of Holly's past concerts/workshops, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOUR SCHEDULE

2014/15 TOUR DATES
Holly Near is rounding out the year with various delightful combinations of musicians. Check out the schedule below.

Consider bringing a friend to a concert, perhaps someone who has never heard music that speaks to peoples' everyday lives with such clarity and beauty. Holly has a way of opening up hearts and inviting conversation, exploration, and transformation. And on top of that, she is funny. The show is delightful; the singing is rich with gorgeous harmony. The arrangements are a musical mix of piano, guitar, ukulele, banjo and bass. In addition to her own great songwriting, this is a good season to sing a Pete Seeger song or two. And Holly won't resist that cabaret side of her musical upbringing, so chances are you will get to hear a bit of the American songbook!

Date & Time Venue Ticket Info
NOVEMBER 19 / 8:00PM
NEW YORK NY
Circle Of Song with host Richard Barone -- a live artistic talk show series at
Subculture Theatre
45 Bleecker Street, New York
www.subculturenewyork.com
212-533-5470
NOVEMBER 20 / 7:00PM
BROOKVILLE NY

84th Birthday Party/Concert for David Amram
Hillwood Hall, Tilles Center at LIU, Brookville

with David Amram, Guy Davis, Kim and Reggie Harris, Peter Yarrow, Holly Near, Tom Chapin, Garland Jeffreys, Joel Rafael, The Amigos, The Chapin Sisters

516-299-2752
JANUARY 17, 2015
8:00PM
NEW YORK NY
Peoples’ Voice Café
Community Church of New York (U-U), 40 East 35th Street, New York

Fundraiser for EPES, serving disadvantaged communities in Chile for 32 years
www.peoplesvoicecafe.org
MARCH 21, 2015 / 8:00PM
SANTA CRUZ CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz
www.kuumbwajazz.org
831-425-JAZZ (5299)
MARCH 22, 2015 / 8:00PM
BERKELEY CA
Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison, Berkeley
www.freightandsalvage.org
510-644-2020
MARCH 27, 2015 / 7:30PM
PASADENA CA
Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church
301 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena CA
www.neighborhooduu.org
MARCH 28, 2015 / 2:00PM
LOS ANGELES CA

Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles

Holly is one of the 2015 Honorees for National Women’s History Month

 
MARCH 28, 2015 / 8:00PM
SANTA MONICA CA
McCabe’s
3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica
www.mccabes.com
310-828-4497
MARCH 29, 2015 / 7:00PM
SANTA BARBARA CA
SOHO Restaurant & Music Club
1221 State St., Santa Barbara
www.sohosb.com

MAY 8, 2015
7:00PM
NEW YORK NY

Naked Soul @ The Rubin Museum of Art NYC
150 West 17th St., New York
www.rmanyc.org/nakedsoul

My work has always depended on the support of social change movements and community rather than big record companies and corporations. It has been a wonderful way to live and to work and I thank those of you who have been part of that support. Often you ask what you can do to help, so here's how. Email your friends and alert them to my site, the concerts, and to the new CDs. Especially pass the word to people who might not know there is such a thing as political music that speaks to people's lives. Music is a good way to open conversations with people new to political activism. Often times, change starts with a song.

If you have a memory of an event I did and you were there, please send us a short story of your experience. It doesn't have to be fancy. Include anything you can remember—town, date, place, presenters, social change groups involved, and how the music contributed to your life and work. In tracking my touring over the last 40 years, we want to document the activism that was associated with the music. These are often untold stories and we would love your contribution to the memory. If you have old posters, letters, photos, etc. from concerts/events in which I have been involved, which you are ready to part with, please consider sending to the Schlesinger Library or email us. Here's what Mary McClintock, a freelance writer and community activist and recent concert-goer says:

"I recently attended a Holly Near concert in Northampton, Massachusetts. In sharing a memory with Holly after the concert, I realized that many of us in the audience have stories about the times we’ve heard Holly perform 35 years ago, 25 years ago, or maybe for the first time that night. For many of us, Holly’s music and performances have been an important part of our lives as activists working for change in our communities and the world. Actually, Holly's music has been a key part of the "soundtrack" of my activism. Holly told me that she has donated her materials to Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library and wants to use the collection to help document progressive social change activism as it relates to culture. Much of the important work we’ve done probably won’t make it into conventional history books. To improve the collection, Holly is gathering stories of the impact her work has had on social change movements so that we who are the presenters, the organizers, the audience, the community activists will be part of the remembering. So as I was telling Holly my story in the lobby after the concert, she asked me to write it down and send it to her to be part of the collection. I have loved the opportunity to do so and I'm passing the invitation on. Please consider writing up your story of a time you heard Holly's music and what was going on in your life and your community. Be part of history."

Have a good year, work for peace, and show up—the world needs us to be present in whatever ways we are creatively able.