Holly Ann Lewis is a California native singer-songwriter. Her music is a blend of folk, jazz, rock, blues, americana and pop. Holly sings with inflection, versatility and emotion. Her voice is one that can draw the attention in any room, and also blend into any musical creation. At 15 years old she started recording and performing in the San Francisco Bay Area with the band, "African Rain". They caught the attention of Grammy award winner Babatunde Olatunji, and for several years they played shows all over California. Shortly after, Holly went on to start her solo career in 1996, by releasing her first album, "You Will Fly". Since then Holly has released 3 solo albums, and has recorded and collaborated with many musicians from around the world, on a variety of recording projects. Currently Holly is performing on California's Central Coast, and she is in the studio recording her 4th album, to be released sometime in 2020.
Holly has played at a variety of venues such as......
San Francisco's "The Fillmore", "The Palace of the Fine Arts", "The Great American Music Hall", and "Candlestick Park"
Santa Cruz, "The Catalyst"
New York, "Sounds of Brazil"
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 and many more.
Here are a few of the artists that Holly has recorded and/or performed 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 with in Seattle, WA 2008)
"The Doors", Robby Kreiger (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 with in 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)
Ynana Rose (recorded and performed with in San Luis Obispo, CA)
Holly is currently recording tracks for her upcoming album to be released in 2020!