Holly Williams

Leni Stern and Kirsten Candy will back up the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 7 p.m.

Where: SOhO, 1221 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: $10

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Blues, Country, Folk


The daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. and granddaughter of the legendary Hank Williams, Holly released her debut album The Ones We Never Knew (Universal South) in 2004. The follow-up Here With Me (Mercury Nashville) was released in 2009, earning high praise from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, People, Entertainment Weekly, American Songwriter, NPR Weekend Edition Sunday. With a passion for style and fashion, Holly is the owner of H. Audrey, a clothing boutique in Nashville. She also shares her love of food and travel on her blog, The Afternoon Off -

Leni Stern:
Born in Munich, Germany, Leni started playing piano at the age of six and guitar at eleven. At seventeen, she formed her own acting company, and her radical productions sold out houses across Europe. In 1977, she turned her attention to music and left for the United States to study film scoring at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Scoring gave way to her love for guitar and in 1981, Leni moved to New York to play in a variety of rock and jazz bands. In 1983, she formed a group of her own with Paul Motion on drums and Bill Frisell on guitar. As a recording artist, she originally made a name for herself in jazz circles (her first nine albums were instrumental,) then crossed her talents over into the singer-songwriter realm, garnering consistent praise in the process.

Kirstin Candy:
Learning the keyboard while growing up in Gainesville, FL, Kirstin Candy had always been interested in learning how to play the piano. Inspired by Elton John, she began taking lessons and, after her family moved to California, she decided to become a concert pianist. Excelling at her attempts, she also garnered valuable singing experience in several choirs and music classes. After going to college and getting a degree in political science, she formed Circus Frequency and began playing around California. Still yearning to become a singer/songwriter à la Elton John, she left the group and began writing her own material. She sold music to several films and gigged regularly, eventually collaborating with producer Don Smith on her debut album, Another Sweet Mess. Released on Escalator Records, it came out in the summer of 2002.

Phone: 805-962-7776

Event posted Jan. 23, 2013
Last updated Jan. 23, 2013


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