music & activism

50 creative years celebrating
the human spirit through music

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an historic web site documenting the women musicians in Oakland, Ca who made a profound contribution to what became known as Women’s Music. 

Every social change movement has a music. This flowering of Women’s Music did not come simply as a search for lesbian romance and beautiful harmony, although that would have been reason enough. It exploded out of a deep-rooted need to combat homophobia and sexism and to build safe community. The performers reflected back to the audience women as real people—an honest, authentic expression of woman identification—how women saw themselves as feminists and lesbian feminists—something they had not been able to do in the mainstream music industry at that time.”  Holly Near


tour schedule

Due to Covid Holly is not touring. From time to time she appears on a Zoom event. Those events are usually posted by Goldenrod Music on the Holly Near Fan page on Facebook.


thoughts and words

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