Award-winning singer-songwriter JEANNE JOLLY is invigorating the music scene with her heartfelt lyricism, heavenly range and soulful folk-pop beats tinged in Appalachian Americana. With her unmistakable signature voice, she is carving out music without boundaries that pulls from her classical training and folk sensibility. Jolly broke onto the music scene as the featured vocalist for Grammy Award winning jazz trumpeter, Chris Botti. Touring throughout North America, she had the opportunity to sing with world renowned symphonies and perform at venues like Carnegie Hall and play marquee events such as the Monterey Jazz Festival. A diverse, classically trained vocalist, Jolly’s voice is said to embody the “early belting power of Linda Rondstadt,” combined with “the delicate lilt of Alison Krauss.”
In 2010, Jolly wrote and released her EP, Falling In Carolina which has garnered top praise for honest lyrics and quality vocals. She received recognition upon its release with the North Carolina Metro Magazine’s award for “Best Local Musician” in 2010-2011 and was a featured artist at the 2011 International Folk Alliance. In 2012, Jeanne embarked on a tour of the Pacific Northwest where she headlined the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts and the Red Ants Pants Festival alongside the likes of Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris and Billy Joe Shaver.
Her new full length album, Angels debuted in the top fifteen on the iTunes Singer Songwriter Chart. Since its release, Angels has been praised for its depth of sweetness and sorrow that can fit any mood and strikes a chord with a variety of music fans. Her songs reflect on the angels that affect all of our lives, leaving the definition of “Angels” to the listener. It is a grassroots album to really sink your teeth into. 2013 saw Jeanne touring throughout the U.S. engaging festival and club audiences.
“Once seen and heard, singer-songwriter Jeanne Jolly from Raleigh, N.C., is hard to forget, her songs easy to remember — especially if you have her debut, Angels, and have the habit of playing over and over the 10-track collection released last October. One of contemporary music’s best-kept secrets, she is a revelation when you sit in on one of her concerts.” – The Boston Globe