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Solo Parts

by Chris Holiman

Stark and haunting collection of mostly acoustic songs. Featuring Joey Burns of Calexico and Tom Larkins of Jonathan Richman fame.
Genre: Folk: like Joni
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1. Faster Than Time
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2. Quick Sand
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3. Deep in the Night
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4. My Father's Son
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5. Lullabye in D
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6. Leaving Europe Today
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7. Deep Sleeping
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8. Noboby Knows Me
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9. Highways By Night
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10. Killer Bees
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11. Ain't That Enough
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12. Requiem
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Album Notes
Chris Holiman began his Musical journey as the frontman of the 80\'s and 90\'s folk pop band The River Roses. After that outfit broke-up he began the band 35 Summers. This project \"Solo Parts\" was begun in 2000 after that second band dissolved. It is a collection of moody songs mostly written around the time of Holiman\'s Father dying. He wrote the songs while playing guitar on a tour in Europe for his friend Chris Cacavas. The songs hold the mood of those grey winter days in europe mixed with the saddness of his father\'s passing. When he decided to record the songs he enlisted the talents of Drummer Tom Larkins (who mostly preforms with Jonathan Richman,notably appearing in the movie \"Something About Mary\" along side jonathan) & also some help from Joey Burns from Calexico. Joey played stand up bass and cello on some of the projects most haunting tracks. The project was completed and released in 2002. Holiman was at this time busy with his new band The Downtown Saints, so the CD didn\'t get the attention it needed. However Holiman is recording a new solo album and planning to promote this CD and the new in the coming year.


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RadioIndy is proud to present Chris Holiman a GrIndie Award for their CD "Solo Parts." A GrIndie Award is RadioIndy's stamp of approval that this CD is an excellent quality CD. Please join us in congratulating this artist on this accomplishment.

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Accoustic-Driven Folk Rock CD From a Well-Rounded Musician
“Solo Parts” is an acoustic-driven folk rock album from talented singer/songwriter Chris Holiman. This album is filled with moody songs that reflect the time and place in which he wrote the songs – during a dreary European winter just after his father\'s death. Through great lyrical imagery and a sorrowful delivery reminiscent of Wilco\'s Jeff Tweedy, Holiman invokes his sadness with each note. Though the arrangements on “Solo Parts” mostly rely on Holiman\'s acoustic guitar performance, the album also features nice electric solos from Holiman, solid work from Tom Larkins on drums, and great cello and stand-up bass work from Calexico\'s Joey Burns . Together they have crafted twelve great folk rock tracks that do Holiman\'s lyrics justice. This album is well-produced and sounds professional and clean. “My Father\'s Son” is an acoustic tribute song that tells the sad tale of Holiman\'s strained relationship with his father, concluding, “Sometimes I try to hide it/But I can\'t deny/I\'m my father\'s son.” “Leaving Europe Today” is another sad acoustic track that features Joey Burns\' haunting cello progressions in the background. Overall, “Solo Parts” is an impressive solo debut from a well-rounded musician. Fans of moody folk rock and great singer/songwriters, check out Chris Holiman.