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Mountain Home Music to Feature Jeanne Jolly Band at Harvest House in Boone on Saturday


Jeanne Jolly

In keeping with Joe Shannon’s quest to include music outside the realm of traditional Appalachia, Mountain Home Music is excited to present the Jeanne Jolly Band on Saturday night, June 20 at the Harvest House Performing Arts Venue in Boone. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with seating beginning at 7 p.m. This is Jolly’s third appearance at JSMHM, following her well-received shows in 2012 and 2013.

Jolly is an award-winning singer-songwriter who is invigorating the music scene with her heartfelt lyricism, heavenly range and soulful folk-pop beats tinged in Americana. With her unmistakable signature voice, she is carving out music without boundaries that pulls from her classical training and folk sensibility. Jolly broke onto the music scene as the featured vocalist for Grammy Award winning jazz trumpeter, Chris Botti.

Touring throughout North America, she had the opportunity to sing with world renowned symphonies and perform at venues like Carnegie Hall and play marquee events such as the Monterey Jazz Festival.  A diverse, classically trained vocalist, Jolly’s voice is said to embody the “early belting power of Linda Rondstadt” combined with “the delicate lilt of Alison Krauss.”

The Boston Globe recently stated that Jeanne is “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.”
Jolly’s recent full length album, “Angels” (produced by Chris Boerner, available through + FE Music) debuted in the top fifteen on the iTunes Singer Songwriter Chart. Since it’s release, “Angels” has been praised for its depth of sweetness and sorrow that can fit any mood and strikes a chord with a variety of music fans.  It is a soulful grassroots album to really sink your teeth into.

In 2010, Jolly wrote and released her EP, Falling In Carolina, which has garnered top praise for honest lyrics and quality vocals. She received recognition upon it’s release with the North Carolina Metro Magazine’s award for “Best Local Musician” in 2010, 2011 and was a featured artist at the 2011 International Folk Alliance. In 2012, Jeanne Jolly embarked on a tour of the Pacific Northwest where she headlined the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts and played the main stage at the Red Ants Pants Festival alongside the likes of Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris and Billy Joe Shaver. She has also shared the stage with artists such as Sam Bush, Scott miller, Maura O’Connell, Chuck Mead, David Ford, and Chuck Prophet.

Jolly and her band spent 2013 playing over 100 shows all over the U.S. “Angels” can be heard on various Americana radio stations all over the U.S. and some parts of Europe as well as Sirius XM. Jeanne just finished writing and recording a new LP titled “A Place to Run” which is set to release later in 2015.

JSMHM director Rodney Sutton says, “We are excited to have this chance to present Jeanne Jolly to the folks here in the High Country again. I have heard many great compliments on Jeanne’s beautiful voice and song writing! We hope that lots of folks will come out to hear someone who continues to be described as a rising star in Americana Music with a country edge.”

The Harvest House is located at 247 Boone Heights Dr. in Boone.

Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music would like to acknowledge our private sponsors for this weeks concert; Bill and Elizabeth Plunket, Dr. E. Frank and Tara Hancock, Lynn Hubbard, Merida H. Steele – In Honor of John H. Steele, and The Estate of Joe Shannon.

Business sponsors include: The Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, The Mountain Times, U-Haul Moving and Storage of Boone, and WETS-89.5FM. JSMHM is also proud to be included as a site on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina (BlueRidgeMusicNC.com).

Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Student tickets (including ASU students) are $10. This is indeed a kid-friendly concert. Children 12 and under are free.
Advance tickets may be purchased online through the Mountain Home Music website, www.mountainhomemusic.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the Mast General Store (Boone and Valle Crucis), Fred’s Mercantile on Beech Mountain, and at Pandora’s Mailbox and the Dulcimer Shop, both in the Martin House on Main Street, downtown Blowing Rock.