Holly Near
Sunday, December 2, 2012, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

passionate, activist singer-songwriter
$28.50 advance / $30.50 at door
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December 02 8:00 pm

Holly NearHolly Near has been making beautiful music and working for peace and justice for more than 40 years, and now she has a great new album—Peace Becomes You—and a talented touring band-John Bucchino on piano, Jan Martinelli on bass, David Rokeach on drums, and Andre dos Santos Morgan on backup vocals-to help her put on a wonderful show at the Freight. She'll play some of her own compelling originals and dip into the songbooks of Irving Berlin and Gnarls Barkley, Hal David, and Ferron.

Born in Ukiah in 1949, Holly began her career acting on TV in shows like Mod Squad, Room 222, and The Partridge Family. In 1970, she appeared on Broadway in Hair, and after the Kent State shootings in May of that year, she wrote "It Could Have Been Me" and began touring in an anti-war road show. Since then, she's made a career of promoting peace, justice, and feminism, including LGBTQ rights. Ms. Magazine named her one of its Women of the Year. She's recorded more than 30 albums, and worked with such artists as Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Arlo Guthrie, Mercedes Sosa, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs, and Harry Belafonte. Her music has been a touchstone for more than one generation. She's a remarkable performer. Don't miss this chance to see her at the Freight.

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