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Jeanne Jolly

June 16

Doors: 7:30 pm /

Show: 8:30 pm

15.00 / Day Of : $18.00

So often in life we have to travel the emotional distance between loss and
love. We find ourselves running from loss to embrace love, or sometimes,
running from love to keep pace with emptiness and sadness.

For critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Jeanne Jolly, this type of
bittersweet transitional period inspired her most soulful and vulnerable
album to date. Aptly, she calls her sophomore album, to be released October
2nd, *A Place To Run*.

“When I look at this record, I realize every song speaks to that title,”
the Raleigh, North Carolina-based artist reveals. “There are songs about a
place to run to get away from grief or deal with it. There are songs about
a place to run to be with the one you love, or a person being someone you
can run toward.”

Jeanne Jolly’s artistry encompasses the heartfelt confessional quality of
the singer-songwriter tradition, the earthiness of American roots music, a
hint of jazz sophistication, and the smoldering emotionality of soul
balladry. Her vocals exhibit a honeyed expressivity, shifting between
down-homey and sweetly soaring. Previously, she’s released an EP and a full
length—her first album, *Angels*, debuted in the Top 15 on the iTunes
singer/songwriter chart. She’s garnered plum accolades such as being
praised as a singer/songwriter who “melds folksy, soulful country with
heavenly, heartfelt lyricism” (*News & Observer*), and as a vocalist who
“can easily shift to the dusky lilt of Alison Krauss or the sophisticated
jazz phrasing of Rickie Lee Jones” (*Missoulian).* *The Boston Globe* calls
her “one of contemporary music’s best kept secrets. She is a revelation
when you sit in on one of her concerts.” *Atlanta Music Guide *says,
“Damn, that Jeanne Jolly can sing. Imagine Joni Mitchell with Billy
Holidays stylings.” Over the years, she’s built robust live profile through
tireless touring. She’s shared the stage with such respected artists as
Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Billy Joe Shaver, Jim Lauderdale, Sam Bush,
Scott Miller, Maura O’Connell, Chuck Mead, Chuck Prophet, and Chatham
County Line.

Jeanne began her musical career as a featured vocalist for Chris Botti.
While touring with the Grammy award-winning jazz trumpeter, she worked with
world-renowned symphonies and had the distinct honor to perform at venues
such as Carnegie Hall and play marquee events such as the Monterey Jazz
Festival. She is classically trained as a singer and holds a master’s
degree in vocal performance from the New England Conservatory of Music.

On *A Place To Run*, her music background comes together organically, like
never before. Her accomplished musicality, intimate lyrics, and passion and
respect for the heritage of country, folk, and soul music smoothly blend
together with elegant earthiness.


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