The Voice of Time & Seasons
Jeanne Jolly once sang classical music and jazz.
She still does.
But now, she also sings Americana, Appalachian and songs that reflect her North Carolina roots. She once toured around the United States, singing at places like Carnegie Hall and the Monterey Jazz Festival. She still tours nationwide, but now her venues are less formal and more like home. They are places where she can express of the passions of her heart — music of her rural past and creative present.
One of these places is Mountain Home Music, Boone and Blowing Rock’s concert series dedicated to honoring the music and the musicians of the Appalachian region. “Jeanne Jolly appeared on Mountain Home Music last year and blew the crowd away with the passion and beauty of her voice,” said Joe Shannon, Mountain Home Music founder and host. “We knew we had to have her back, and she wanted to come back.”
The concert, “A Voice of Time & Seasons,” featuring Jeanne Jolly and the Jeanne Jolly Band will be Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium in downtown Blowing Rock. Starting time is 7:30 p.m.
About Jeanne Jolly, Common Folk Review says, “Jolly has a gorgeous voice that isn’t something you hear or happen upon everyday.”
To capture the essence of Jolly’s voice, Atlanta Music Guide suggests, “Imagine Joni Mitchell with Billie Holiday’s styling.”
About her music, The Boston Globe calls it “…hard to forget; her songs easy to remember.”
Tickets for “A Voice of Time & Seasons” are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Student tickets are $10, and children’s tickets cost $5. Tickets may be purchased at Mast General Store (Boone and Valle Crucis), Fred’s General Mercantile on Beech Mountain, Kudzu Music in Boone and at Pandora’s Mailbox and the Dulcimer Shop, both in the Martin House on Main Street in downtown Blowing Rock.
Tickets may also be purchased through the Mountain Home Music website, http://www.mountainhomemusic.com. For more information, visit the website or call (828) 964-3392.
The purpose of Mountain Home Music is to honor the music and the musicians of the Appalachian region. Mountain Home Music is affiliated with the Blue Ridge Music Trails, a project of the North Carolina Arts Council.