Category: Darryl Holter, Crooked Hearts
is an original taste of Americana music,
drawing from country, blues and folk traditions. Darryl Holter is also a noted writer and Archival researcher on Woody Guthrie.
Darryl Holter grew up playing the guitar and singing country and rock and roll songs in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His current brand of Americana music draws from country, blues and folk-traditions and often tells stories about people, places and events. In 2008 he formed 213 Music and launched his first self-titled album of original songs. Then two years later he released "West Bank Gone," an album that highlighted the West Bank (of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis) music scene in the 1970s. Besides his music, Holter has worked as a labor leader, an academic, an urban revitalization planner, and an entrepreneur.
Most recently he has written and done archival research on Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles, 1937 to 1941.
Darryl is currently listening to:
Woody Guthrie, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, John Koerner, Dave Ray, Bonnie Raitt, Uncle Tupelo, Joni Mitchell, Wilco, Son Volt and Julia Holter.
Here's what music critics said about his new album, "Crooked Hearts":
- "This album has everything, fantastic songs, great backing tracks, and at the center of all this is Darryl Holter, one of the very best singer-songwriters in the world right now." Paul Riley, Country Music People
- "Holter has been flying high under the radar for a while but this set makes his qualities and virtues firmly undeniable." Mark Tucker, Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange
- "A very solid collection from an artist who deserves to be heard." Chuck Dauphin, Music News Nashville
- "The words that Holter sings are entire screenplays that come to life through song." Greg Victor, Parcbench
For "Crooked Hearts" Darryl Holter and his talented Grammy-nominated producer, Kneebody 's Ben Wendel, brought together some of the best names in the business, including Greg Leisz (K.D. Lang), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty), Don Heffington (Bob Dylan), Matt Rollings (Lyle Lovett). Special guests include Dave Alvin (The Blasters), Gabe Witcher (The Punch Brothers) and West Bank legend Willie Murphy.
Crooked Hearts: The New Album by Darryl Holter
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Darryl Holter Covers Bob Dylan "Girl From The North Country"