Holly Hyatt CD release

Winlaw’s own 🙂

The Kootenay Blues Society is proud to present local blues/soul singer, bassist and songwriter, Holly Hyatt, at Finley’s in Nelson on April 5th at 7:30 p.m. Holly and her band will be celebrating the release of her debut album. Entitled Wild Heart, it is a full band production—complete with horns and organic-sounding keyboards—that showcases Holly’s highly evolved songwriting skills and incredibly soulful but smooth vocal abilities. “Resonant, rich and deeply expressive, Holly’s vocals propel these songs to another level” writes one reviewer.

While remaining firmly grounded in the soul and R&B feel of the earlier masters, this album transports the listener into the modern era with infectious dance grooves, layered horn lines, funky keyboards and positive, uplifting lyrics—think: Susan Tedeschi and Jamiroquai meet The Family Stone. “I’m so excited about these songs,” says Hyatt. “They are soulful, funky and fun, with themes of positivity, love and global empowerment throughout. I listen to the album and feel instantly happy. These are the songs I was born to sing.” The Memphis soul-tinged “River Flows,” which appears on the new album and was released earlier as a single, won the 2019 Kootenay Music Award for best Rhythm and Blues Song.

Holly will be joined by local musicians Clinton Swanson, Jack Taforo, Steve Wilson and Jon Burden. Admission is only $10.00 at the door.

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