With her latest release, "Colored Rooms," Terry Holder continues to explore her passions and defining her distinctive voice. Staking her claim as a singer/songwriter, Holder writes about basic human emotion with layers of meaning behind them. In her live performances, Holder has the undeniable ability to captivate and connect with her listeners through her emotionally driven songs.
Holder does not believe in placing limits on herself. Up until 1999, her full time job was "stay at home mom." That position was downsized when the youngest of her 3 daughters moved away, a transition that coincided with the passing of Holders own mother. Depression started to settle in. Reaching out for solace she reached for her guitar and began shifting her pain into writing music. The first song she penned became the title track for her debut CD "Am I Here Is This Me," which was originally intended for a keepsake for her daughters. This album of introspective pop/folk tunes started garnering sales and critical acclaim with 2 of the songs, "Twilight Love" and "Goodnight" becoming finalists in the Alaska song of the year contest.
Her 2nd disc, "Colored Rooms" is more outgoing mirroring her budding confidence as a performer and writer. Holder, 44, says "sometimes I don't recognize my life anymore, none of this was ever planned. It's like I'm living this little rock-n-roll life but it feels like this is what I'm suppose to be doing." Even though her kids are no longer at home, Holder remains attentive to their needs. "Colored Rooms" has a hidden track called "Dressed in White," a song Holder, wrote for the traditional father daughter dance at weddings.
"It's very humbling and gratifying when people like your music. If I can touch one person with a song, then I've accomplished something great in life." My music is honest and real, though not every song is a word for word depiction of my own life. I just write about what I need to."
Terry is currently working on a new recording project to be released in 2007. Check back for an update.