Holly & Evan ARE the blues. Both from long, rich musical backgrounds, Holly Taormina and Evan Conway have updated the tradition of the Barrelhouse, with their unique style. Together, they showcase a wide range of original and cover material, in the styles of Blues, Jazz, and Soul. he acoustic duo has snagged a high-profile gig this week, performing at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs at 7pm on Wednesday, smack dab in the middle of Travers Week. The performance is part of the famed coffeehouse's Emerging Artists Concert Series.
Wherever they have performed, Holly & Evan have attracted an ever-growing fan base of people from different musical backgrounds: older acoustic blues fans, the folk music community and the younger alternative singer-songwriter crowd. Armed with acoustic instruments and dressed in vintage clothing the duo are not out-right imitators of a bygone era but they do appreciate the traditions of the past.
Though still in their twenties, Holly & Evan are talented old souls who are grateful for the interest, support and the opportunities that regional fans, local musicians and club managers have given them. The next step in their professional evolution is putting out a CD.