Holly Figueroa

 

New Record: "Dream in Red"

Street Release Date: September 11,2001

CD Release Concert/West Coast

Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA

September 9, 2001, 8PM

Contact

PAI Media/Paula Amato

212.206.1598 / pai727@aol.com

Indiegrrl Records

206.579.0287/holly@indiegrrl.com

http://www.indiegrrlrecords.com

Entire press kit can be found online at

http://www.hollyfigueroa.com/

 
                                                                                                                


 

Recently called "one of the best new songwriters around" by Tret Fure, Indiegrrl founder and native Ohioan Holly Figueroa started playing guitar in July 1999, when during her first tour, her guitar player broke his hip while pitching the tent before their first festival show…in front of ten thousand people. Not knowing a thing about playing guitar, she learned three chords in three days and finished her tour by herself. This type of tenacity has always been evident in Holly's career and personal life. "I don't believe in the word 'quit'," she says. In her first year solo on the acoustic music circuit, she was wowing national audiences in listening rooms from The Bitter End in New York City, to Club Passim in Boston, to the Tractor Tavern in Seattle and Sweetwater Saloon in San Francisco. She has toured extensively throughout the US, greeting fans everywhere with her refreshing style of hybrid folk and blues, usually with her six year old daughter in tow.  Her new record, "Dream in Red", was produced and recorded by Evan Brubaker (Darryl Purpose/David LaMotte), and Troy Glessner (Joel RL Phelps/Sky Cries Mary) at Spectre Studios in Seattle, WA. The record is graced by musicians Keith Lowe (Fiona Apple/Duffy Bishop), Dan Tyack (Asleep at the Wheel/Danny Barnes) Jonathan Kingham, Stacey Board, Sean Halley, Dan White, and Kym Tuvim. What started out as a bare bones, acoustic record recorded in a living room studio quickly turned into a lush but sparingly produced record some have called "Jonatha Brooke meets Ani DiFranco". (Susanne Millsaps, KRCL, Salt Lake City, Utah). Holly is the founder of Indiegrrl (a 1200 member international organization for women in the independent music industry) and Indiegrrl Records, which was recently picked up by national distributors, All Indie. (Valley Media Group). She also recently signed with Hacate Entertainment Group in New York, a licensing/publishing company, and has had music licensed through Oxygen Media, MTV, and the WB Network for various shows.

 

Has shared the stage with:


Dan Fogelberg, Barbara Kessler, Rose Polenzani, Caroline Aiken, Pamela Means, Jonathan Kingham,


Jamie Anderson, Colleen Sexton, Rachael Sage, Duffy Bishop, Kathi McDonald, Edie Carey, Kym Tuvim

 

Has been featured in:

Billboard Magazine, CMJ, Seventeen Magazine, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Music Connection, The Performing Songwriter Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and hundreds of weeklies and dailies. (press clips available upon request)



Select Venues:

Summer Nights at the Pier, Seattle, WA

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Rockrgrl Music Conference, 2000

National Folk Alliance Conference

NXNW

Bumbershoot, 1999

Northwest Folklife Festival

Missoula Women's Music Festival

Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA

Club Passim, Boston, MA

The Bitter End, New York, NY

 

The Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

Makor, New York, NY

Sweetwater Saloon, Mill Valley, CA

Voodoo Lounge, San Francisco, CA

Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA

Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA

Showbox, Seattle, WA

Café Brasil, New Orleans, LA

The Living Room, New York, NY

The Joint, Los Angeles, CA

Sit and Spin, Seattle, WA

Fire and Water, Northampton, MA



" an upcoming, break out, soon to be known artist…" Seventeen Magazine

"From traditional tunes like "Turn Around" to excellent original songs, Holly shows she has a depth of talent

and collaborative power to make it all happen...an up and coming star on the rise."  Ruby Brown, KMTT Seattle

"...an incredibly exciting live performer, I had goosebumps the entire time she was on stage."

Deborah Semer, National Acadamy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS/Grammy's©)

"With songwriting ranging from sweet to searing, and vocals that range from mellow richness to earthy blues growls, this CD really shows what Holly is capable of" Susanne Milsapps, KRCL, Salt Lake City, UT

"Holly Figueroa's 'Dream In Red' is a must listen, a vocal knockout! How does Holly do it? With a voice that gives the listener growling blues, edgy rock, and stilling acoustic vocals…WOW! If you don't have this one yet, go get it. Jennifer Kallen, host of "The Sunlit Room", KSER, Seattle, WA