Holly Ann Lewis - Singer-Songwriter


Holly Ann Lewis comes from a musical family and is a California native. She is an award-winning songwriter and performer, powerful vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and dynamic guitar player. Her music is a combination of many genres such as Americana, Jazz, Folk, Blues and Rock. She started singing and playing guitar at an early age and recorded her first album at age 15 with bay area band, Bob Culbertson & African Rain, and Grammy Award winner, Babatunde Olatunji (1927-2003).  She released her first full-length, all original album at 21 years old. After releasing her first album in 1995, Holly traveled the country and ended up living in Seattle, WA for several years. There she performed at local venues, recorded her music, appeared on Seattle's TV show, "Gimme the Mic!," and was involved in other musical projects with musicians from all over the world. 

Holly has recorded, shared the stage, and performed with Grammy award winning artists such as, Robby Krieger (The Doors), Matt Cameron (drummer for Pearl Jam & Soundgarden), Mickey Hart (The Grateful Dead) Bruce Langhorne (Tambourine Man) and Scott Mercado (drummer from Candlebox.) In 2008 she was asked to join a group of musicians in Seattle (Bergevin Brothers, gospel singer Pat Wright) to record a music video in support of Barack Obama’s campaign. Gaining national attention, ended up going all the way to the White House.

Holly has independently released two full length albums and two singles of her original works. Most recently she released a single called, “Simplify,” with her duo, “Lewis & Rose.” Their single won a New Times Music Award, in the Country/Americana/Folk category. Currently Holly lives on the Central Coast of California, she is recording for her upcoming EP release in 2023. You can find her performing locally on her own and with her duo.


 Venues Holly has performed at:

 "The Fillmore" (west) with "African Rain"- June 17, 1994, opened for "Zap Mama", 

"The Palace of the Fine Arts"- "Bob Culbertson, Babatunde Olatunji &African Rain," with special guest, "Mickey Hart."

"The Great American Music Hall" San Francisco, CA with African Rain

"Candlestick Park"- 1995- I sang the Canadian national anthem for the Giants vs. Montreal 

Santa Cruz, "The Catalyst"- African Rain & Babatunde Olatunji

New York, "Sounds of Brazil" 1996- Opened for Babatunde Olatunji and his Drums of Passion. 

 locally on the Central Coast of California:

Puffers of Pismo, Linnaea's Cafe, Sculpterra Winery, D'Anbino Wine Cellar, Asuncion Ridge Winery, Morro Bay Wine Seller, Stolo Family Vineyards, Steynberg Gallery, Live Oak Music Festival, Ernest Henmigway Vineyards, The PAC SLO, Sensorio Field of Lights, The Siren Morro Bay w/ "Lewis & Rose", BarrelHouse Brewing in Paso Robles, w/ "Lewis & Rose"


Some of the artists Holly has played with over the years......


Grandmaster Drummer, "Babatunde Olatunji and Drums of Passion" (recorded and performed with)

"Grateful Dead" drummer, Mickey Hart (Performed at San Francisco's, "The Palace of The Fine Arts" with Babatunde Olatunji & African Rain record release 1992)

"Pearl Jam" drummer, Matt Cameron (recorded and performed with Seattle WA 2008/2009)

"Candlebox" drummer, Scott Mercado, (recorded and performed within Seattle, WA 2008)

"The Doors", Robby Krieger (Holly's band, "Mr., Herb" Opened for and performed "Roadhouse Blues" on stage at "JJ Blues" in downtown San Jose, CA 1995

Pat Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir (Recorded and performed within Seattle)

Bruce Langhorne, (AKA) "The Tambourine Man", (Recorded and performed with)

"Drums of Passion"/"OBA the Band", Gordy Ryan (Recorded and performed with)

Bergevin Brothers Music (Recorded and performed with) 






Upcoming Shows


Holly's new single, "Wake Up," is about to get a release date is set to release world-wide on January 14, 2022!!!

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