Holly Arrowsmith is the new name in folk worth keeping your eye on.
This South Island songstress has been turning heads all over New Zealand with her acoustically driven soulful sound, poetic, thought provoking lyrics and distinctively haunting voice.
According to The Source: "This is the kind of C&W meets folk that strips everything but the honesty away, and what you're left with will leave you trembling.”
Arrowsmith’s writing holds an uncommon cultural and environmental blend, appealing to a widespread audience. This should come as no surprise considering she was born in the desert city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and raised in the mountain valleys of Queenstown.
At just 21 years old, Holly has already showcased The New Zealand Country Music Awards, the South Island festival Rhythm And Alps, and appeared at Rhythm and Vines.
Last year she delivered a TEDx talk on ‘Honest Music’, and has opened for internationally acclaimed folk artist Rodriguez, captivating crowds with songs from her EP The River.
Holly Arrowsmith’s debut album is due to be released in late July 2015 followed by a national tour.
You can download The River from www.hollyarrowsmith.bandcamp.com