Jolie Holland – A Pint Of Blood (Anti/Epitaph)

Over the course of five solo records, former Be Good Tanyas member Jolie Holland has carved out a rather nice niche for herself. At first listen, Holland seems to have much in common with Lucinda Williams. Both Holland and Williams have a thick southern drawl to their vocals and though Holland’s newest set starts off with a song that could easily be one of Williams own, Holland refuses to be limited by anyone’s expectations of what she should sound like. Holland brings folk, rock and more to the table with extraordinary results on this new record. The authentic passion in her voice is what helps drives A Pint Of Blood into unforgettable territory.  Highlights include Townes Van Zandt cover Rex’s Blues, Honey Girl, Remember and the haunting track June.