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Sep 27

Jammin Java & DC9 Present Abby Holliday

Jammin Java & DC9 Present
Jammin Java All Ages
Doors 7PM | Show 8PM

About the event

Abby Holliday

There comes a time in every artist’s career when the art form transcends a mere outlet for self-expression and becomes a universal gift to mankind laced with the necessary genius of its creator. For some it takes years, for 27-year-old Abby Holliday it was there from the start, her vulnerable introspection and brutal lyricism combined with mind-bending sonic sensibilities and a distinct production style that immediately fused a bond between her and her loyal fan base that grows stronger every day. Hailing from Cincinnati, OH now residing in Nashville, TN, Holliday masterfully guides listeners through moments in time extremely specific to her own life that puts words to collective experiences of the human condition, reaching into places we might not have known existed prior.

Having begun her musical journey on guitar, Abby found her voice during her early years of college where she began quietly writing songs in the confines of her room. After a friend heard the songs and encouraged her to record them, Abby met producer Jonathan Class and set off to record her debut WHEN WE’RE FAR APART I FALL APART. It was in these studio moments where Abby’s sound began to take shape, a launchpad for her sophomore album I’M OK NO I’M NOT. While guitar naturally remains the centerpiece of many of her songs, Holliday and Class explore and experiment with a wide range of sounds from vocoded vocal stacks, to jarring synths, to lush strings and piano, to a tasteful blend of organic and synthetic rhythm sections amassing in a discography that runs the gambit of the most beautiful songs you’ve ever heard to songs that smack you in the face with unforgettable hooks and driving beats.

With an impressive touring history opening for acts like James Bay, Michigander, Phillip Phillips, The Wldlfe, and more, Abby isn’t after a viral moment or to be a flash in the pan. Rather, she understands the importance of grassroots building on a foundation of authenticity that naturally pours over into her music and live show. The effect is already placing her front and center of the new wave of indie alternative pop/singer-songwriter music.

This show is at Jammin Java

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227 Maple Ave East
Vienna, VA 22180
(703) 255-1566