Another upcoming show at Stuart’s Opera House that’s worth mentioning: Jolie Holland (above) will play the historic theater on Saturday, 10/17. You’re probably familiar with Holland’s jazzy folk, but opener Matt Bauer is a folkie who’s not as well-known but would be worth the drive to Nelsonville on his own. The Black Swans labelmate came to Columbus last October in support of The Island Moved in the Storm, a haunting, stirring album of gently plucked guitar and banjo. Yes, the dude has a big beard and sings in a whisper, but writing him off as just another Iron & Wine would be a mistake.
We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for this show. To enter the contest, send a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject JOLIE HOLLAND. Winners will be randomly chosen on Oct. 16. You can also purchase tickets here.
Bauer’s video for “As She Came Out of the Water” after the jump.