Press

Brief bio

Claire Holley grew up in Jackson, Mississippi and enjoyed singing ever since she was a little girl. She began writing songs in college and has released seven full length records + two EPs. Her music has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition as well as in films & TV shows. She lives in Los Angeles.

Some quotes

“…simultaneously powerful and light as a feather.”
—No Depression

“The charm of Holley’s hummable melodies, imagistic lyrics and vocal prowess suggest she’ll keep bringing crowds in from the cold…”
—Washington Post

“She owes much to the southern tradition of storytelling, and just as much to the southern tradition of charm…”
—Image Journal

“Holley’s vocal is lovely, and her poignant lyrics impart a wonderful sense of yearning born on a quiet strength.”
—Metro Magazine

“A highly skilled instrumentalist, Holley … has a way with a melody as well, writing strong hooks into every one of the songs on the new album.”
—Performing Songwriter

“Claire Holley is an observer, a romantic reporter from the backyards and front porches of the heartland”
—Acoustic Guitar

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Interview

From Image Journal: “In our summer issue, Claire Holley writes about balancing songwriting with motherhood. We sat down with Claire to ask her about her music, her life, and her (then) new album, Hush. …” Read more …