Music: The Holland Brothers

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When North Carolina twin brothers Mark and Michael Holland sing their family harmony, they get your attention. They then keep it with a fine display of blues harp, mandolin, and 12-string guitar that form the basis of a memorable and entertaining show.

Similar to the Piedmont songsters of old, the Holland Brothers from North Carolina, who achieved major label fame in the 1990’s with their Chapel Hill band Jennyanykind (Elektra), play a variety of styles and songs. Their sound is rooted in old-time country and country blues with aspects of vaudeville, ragtime and jazz that includes choice covers and inspired originals, some of which have appeared in major and minor film, as well as having been covered by other artists.

Drawing inspiration from Charlie Poole to Charlie Patton, from Muddy Waters to the Memphis Jug Band, from the country gospel sounds of Flatt and Scruggs, or from the pairing of Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston, the Holland Brothers, who have appeared in No Depression, North Carolina’s Our State magazine, Billboard, and the NY Times, continue to garner praise and gain new fans daily.