Update: Holly Bowling Announces New Album Date, Tracklist

UPDATED 9/12/16:

Holly Bowling’s crowd-funded album now has a release date and a track list. Bowling’s set of solo classical arrangements of Grateful Dead songs, Better Left Unsung, is set for release Dec. 9 on the Royal Potato Family label.

To date, Bowling has raised 38 per cent of her goal, with less than 60 days remaining in the crowd funding campaign.

The three-LP/two-CD set includes over two hours of music:

Help On The Way > Slipnot!
Franklin’s Tower
Bird Song
Wharf Rat
Unbroken Chain
Crazy Fingers
Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One
Row Jimmy
Terrapin Station (Suite)
Eyes Of The World (6/18/74 Louisville, KY)
China Doll
Dark Star

Bowling revealed a sneak peak of what’s to come in a Jambase session for the magazine’s Twenty Years Later series, in which she also performs Buffalo’s own Ani DiFranco’s “Dilate” from the 1996 album of the same name.

Original post:

Pianist Holly Bowling, best known for her piano renditions of Phish songs, has announced a new album.  Bowling is crowd-sourcing the new album through Pledgemusic entitled Better Left Unsung that reinterprets the music of the Grateful Dead for piano.

holly bowling - better left unsung

Featured on the upcoming three LP,two CD album are her versions of the Dead classics “Eyes of the World,” a completely hand-transcribed interpretation of the 6-18-74 Freedom Hall rendition from Louisville and a “Terrapin Station” suite.

Bowling’s tour kicks off in Columbus, OH Aug. 24 and heads west, including four dates in Colorado. New York stops on the tour include the Night Lights Music Festival in Sherman on Aug. 27 and Brooklyn Comes Alive on Oct. 22.

Holly Bowling Upcoming 2016 Dates:

Aug. 24 – with Joe Marcinek Ban – Columbus, OH
Aug. 25 – with Joe Marcinek Band – St Charles, IL
Aug. 27 – Night Lights Music Festival – Sherman, NY
Aug. 31 – Owsley’s Golden Road – Boulder, CO
Sep. 1 – Quixote’s True Blue – Denver, CO
Sep. 2 – Quixote’s True Blue – Denver, CO
Sep. 3 – Quixotes True Blue – Denver, CO
Sep. 7 – Tin Pan – Henrico, VA
Sep. 8 – The Shed – Durham, NC
Sep. 9 – The Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, SC
Sep. 10 – The Music Farm – Columbia, SC
Sep. 11 – The Gray Eagle – Asheville, NC

Sep. 22 – Lost Sierra Hoedown – Blairsden, CA
Oct. 13 – Lunalight Music and Arts Festival – Darlington, MD
Oct. 22 – Brooklyn Comes Alive – New York, NY
Oct. 23 – The Towne Crier – Beacon, NY

Check out Bowling’s piano rendition of Phish’s “Harry Hood” from a performance in Seattle this past spring and check her out on tour.

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