Mountain Times- “Creative Country”
Jeanne Jolly sings. It’s her job.
This Saturday night, June 16, she’ll go to work on the Mountain Home Music concert series. And she’ll sing because it’s not only her job, but also her passion.
That passion was noticed while she was at Western Carolina University, while at the New England Conservatory of Music, while touring with Grammy Award winner Chris Botti, while recording with acclaimed songwriters Lowen and Navarro, and while playing such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Based in Los Angeles, Jolly missed her North Carolina roots and, in 2009, returned home, where she began working more on her own music and writing more of her own songs. In 2010, Jolly released “Falling in Carolina,” an album with a Carolina Country theme, where she is featured on vocals, baritone ukulele, piano and guitar.
In response to “Falling in Carolina” and her North Carolina performances, NC Metro Magazine awarded her “Best Local Musician” in 2010 and 2011. Also, in 2011, she was a featured artist at the International Folk Alliance in Memphis, Tenn. About Jolly, NC Metro Magazine said she embodies “the early belting power of Linda Ronstadt,” and MetroMusicScene in Virginia compared her voice to “the delicate lilt of Allison Krauss.” Chris Boerner (guitar), Ally Love (pedal steel) and Nick Baglio (drums) will join Jolly for the concert.
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