Photo by Jesse Bell
Holly Bowling will release her new album Seeking All That’s Unsung on Nov. 20. To celebrate the release, Bowling will host a virtual album listening party tonight, Nov. 19, after her Wilderness Sessions performance, which begins at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Bowling’s record features “nine instrumental piano interpretations of songs spanning the Grateful Dead’s extensive catalog,” according to a press release. She previously shared a single from the record, “St. Stephen;” listen to the song here.
“With this being my second album of solo piano Grateful Dead music, there was a sense of trying to look for what I hadn’t said on the last album,” Bowling said via press release. “After a few more years of exploring these songs in the solo piano context, I felt free to take more liberties with how I approach the arrangements and improvisation. The album keeps the exploratory energy of a live performance but accomplishes things that would be impossible outside of the studio, including the use of overdubs and exploring piano-on-piano improvisation as a conversation with my own playing.”
The virtual listening party will begin after Bowling’s final set on her Wilderness Tour, which saw her livestream shows from various natural locations throughout the United States, including “California’s glistening Lake Tahoe, Idaho’s epic Bruneau Canyon and Utah’s extraterrestrial Salt Flats.” Tonight’s installment was filmed in Moab, Utah.
September saw Bowling embark on a groundbreaking virtual concert tour, featuring extraordinary solo performances filmed at some of America’s most spectacular natural locations. The Wilderness Tour featured performances from California’s glistening Lake Tahoe, Idaho’s epic Bruneau Canyon and Utah’s extraterrestrial Salt Flats. The first leg of the tour concluded at South Dakota’s rugged Badlands on Thursday, October 8.