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  • Holly Near

    This show was on Nov 9th, 2013 | 54 people watched
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    • Nov 11
      GREAT CONCERT AND SOUND QUALITY! Only problem was video disappeared the last 10 -15 minutes of the concert; never to reappear. Holly: pls keep on singing; so glad we caught your show in Grass Valley. Thanks for being you.
    • Nov 11
      The camera work was great: I could see the performers well enough. The sound was great. Unfortunately, I had forgotten the time differential, so I saw only the 2nd set. And, the screen went blank towards the end of the set. I know other people made comment about that on your site. However, I am very pleased with the whole experience and think that the ability to see this concert live for only $5 (plus whatever I wished to add as a tip) was a really good deal. Thank you for making this possible.
    • Nov 11
      5 stars for concert, 1 star for ConcertWindow because feed died just before the ending part---which is always the best part of her concerts. No attempt to fix it & no explanation. Where was tech support?? Very, very upset.
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Bio

As Holly Near celebrates her first album in three years, Peace Becomes You, she’s building on 40 creative years and 30 recordings. Respected around the world for her music and activism, her joy and passion inspire people to join in her celebration of the human spirit. Equally compelling at her shows or through your speakers, her music fully engages listeners in the world around them. Holly has... more

As Holly Near celebrates her first album in three years, Peace Becomes You, she’s building on 40 creative years and 30 recordings. Respected around the world for her music and activism, her joy and passion inspire people to join in her celebration of the human spirit. Equally compelling at her shows or through your speakers, her music fully engages listeners in the world around them. Holly has made a career speaking to anyone in the world who believes in peace, justice, and feminism, a wonderful spectrum of humanity.

Born in Ukiah, CA in 1949, Holly began singing in high school, including work with a local folk group. She built on her performing career with acting parts on Mod Squad and appeared in a number of guest roles in seminal 70s TV shows like Room 222 and The Partridge Family. In 1970, she was a cast member of the Broadway musical Hair. Following the Kent State shootings in May of that year, the entire cast staged a silent vigil in protest. The song, “It Could Have Been Me” (which was released on A Live Album, 1974), was her heartfelt response to the shootings. In 1971, she joined the Free The Army Tour, an anti-Vietnam War road show of music, comedy, and plays organized by antiwar activist Fred Gardner and actors Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland.

In 1972, Holly was one of the first women to create an independent record company, paving the way for women like Ani DiFranco and others. Her goal was to promote and produce music by politically conscious artists from around the world, a mission that Redwood Records fulfilled for nearly 20 years. Often cited as one of the founders of the Women’s Music movement, she not only led the way for outspoken women in the music world, but also worked for peace and multicultural consciousness. Throughout her long career Holly has worked with a wide array of musicians, including Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Arlo Guthrie, Mercedes Sosa, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, Harry Belafonte, and many others.

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