WOMEN’S MARCH NAPA VALLEY
In association with
Napa United Methodist Church
AN EVENING WITH HOLLY NEAR
Friday, May 12, 2017
625 Randolph Street, Napa
Open Seating: all seats $25/available at EandMPresents.eventbrite.com
*A benefit for the Napa Community Engagement Fair
HOLLY NEAR has been singing for our lives for over 45 years. Having grown up singing folk, pop, jazz and musical theater, she is not a traditional folk singer and much to everyone’s surprise, she does NOT play the guitar. Her lyrics can be tender, humorous and inspirational as well as biting and challenging – and all the while she keeps it personal. Gifted with a powerful voice and a love for entertaining, Ms. Near puts on a great show reflecting on the world in which we live, the complexities of love and integrity. (For a complete press kit, visit
“Now more than ever, the peace-loving people of the United States would be wise to put forth an alternate perspective to war, revenge, and fear-based home security,” Near said. “We can gather together to remember our highest selves and find the courage to stand up for peace and justice. Our country has been a leading model of social change movements in the past. We can do it again”!
Ms. Near’s concert will feature two additional musician/performers:
TAMMY HALL is a remarkable force on keyboards. Her ability to cover a broad range of style brings beautiful texture to the material allowing Holly to move seamlessly through folk, jazz, and theatrical interpretations of the music. When not working with Holly, she is an instructor and mentor with many non-profit arts organizations making music and theatre accessible to under-funded inner city children. Ms. Hall has traveled extensively working with Harlem Gospel Singers, The Montclair Women’s Big Band, Regina Carter, Linda Tillery, Alive, Melba Moore, Darlene Love, and more.
JAN MARTINELLI has played bass with Holly since the early nineties, both on recordings and on tour. She is fiercely rhythmic as well as having a lyrical quality well suited to Holly’s repertoire. Jan is part of Wild Mango, a women’s Latin band that moves from merengue to bolero to samba to funk with rich undertones of Middle Eastern spice. When not recording or touring, she sits in with a jazz big band. Ms. Martinelli also works as Holly’s musical assistant, managing the charts and teaching the arrangements to artists who move in and out of Holly’s touring schedule.
WOMEN’S MARCH NAPA VALLEY
The mission of Women’s March Napa Valley:
Napa Valley residents working together to facilitate peaceful engagement in the democratic process through community building and progressive political action.
For information visit: www.facebook.com/Womens-March-Napa-Valley.
*Proceeds from the concert will support operational expenses for the
Napa Community Engagement Fair
Sunday, June 11, noon – 5pm
Napa Valley Expo