Los Angeles New Year’s Flood: In Song and Video By Darryl Holter | April 2019 On New Year’s Day in 1934 a powerful rainstorm turned the Los Angeles River into a raging torrent of water boulders that destroyed bridges, roads, and homes. The bodies of more than 40 persons were[…]
Here is a new video of Julia’s song, Les Jeux to You, from her new album, Aviary. She has completed her European and Asian tour and begins her U.S. and Canadian tour soon. She will perform in Los Angeles on March 9th at the Lodge Room Highland Park. – DH[…]
5th and Broadway By Darryl Holter | December 2018 In the fall of 1997, while walking around the nascent Art District of LA, I met an artist named John Kilduff. He did his painting in the open air, setting up his easel on sidewalks and alleys in Downtown Los Angeles[…]
Video Showcase on “The Streets of Los Angeles: a Brief Look at the People Behind the Street Names” by Elisabeth L. Uyeda | December 2018 Los Angeles did not just happen. It was built by real people – and they were as diverse as today’s populace. Combining a blend of[…]
Darryl Holter, Roots & Branches Album Review by Goldmine Magazine by Mike Greenblatt | November 2018 The Roots & Branches (213 Music) of singer/songwriter/author Darryl Holter go deep, so deep, in fact, he needed two bands to flesh out his vision. The first is a rustic acoustic “Roots” band which[…]
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything The world-renowned novelist, poet and singer/songwriter inspired generations of writers, musicians and artists. For decades, Leonard Cohen tenaciously supplied the world with melancholy but urgent observations on the state of the human heart. Situated between monograph and devotional exercise, this visually striking publication documents[…]
When I opened the Los Angeles Times on Sunday morning I was pleasantly surprised to see this review of the first track of Julia’s new album, “Aviary”, which will be released in a few weeks. I think Randall really nails it when he describes how the song begins, grows in[…]
Darryl Holter, Roots & Branches Album Review by Country Music People Magazine by Paul Riley | September 2018 Singer-songwriter Darryl Holter has been entertaining us since 2009. Most of his releases have been in the Americana-Folk area with some blues. The new CD has more country! It features quite a[…]
Darryl Holter, Roots & Branches Album Review by Chalked Up Country by Nolan Conghaile | August 22, 2018 Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter and activist Darryl Holter is all about relationships, both today and in the 60s. As the Vietnam war escalated, Holter was attending the University of Minnesota, he became involved[…]
We had a great time the Roots & Branches album release party & show last Friday. About 100+ people came. Julia handled the keyboard and back-up vocals. We did seven songs from the new album and Julia sang vocals on “My Flowers Grow Green” from the Radio Songs album. At the end I[…]
Darryl Holter grew up playing the guitar and singing country and rock and roll songs in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His current brand of Americana music draws from country, blues and folk traditions and often tells stories about people, places and events.
Besides his music, Holter has worked as an academic, a labor leader, an urban revitalization planner, and an entrepreneur. Darryl Holter is also a historian who has written on Woody Guthrie and a contributor to the Los Angeles Review of Books.