Feature Lindsay Holler with Thomas McElwee at the TV Land Undercover Show at the Tin Roof. Sept. 2012 (photo by Ballard Lesemann)

Published on September 20th, 2013 | by Ballard Lesemann


Metronome Charleston Anniversary: Lindsay Holler

When Metronome Charleston started putting ideas together for an anniversary party, we really should have tossed everything aside and hired Charleston-based singer-songwriter Lindsay Holler as the official organizer. She’s brilliant at pulling like-minded and not-so-like-minded musicians and artists together for special events, tributes, theme shows, and holiday concerts.

Holler knows the local music scene well, and she’s too humble to take much credit for her own distinctive contributions to it over the years — most recently as a solo songwriter and as a member of such bands as the Western Polaroids, Oh Ginger, and most recently with Matadero (alongside drummer Ron Wiltrout, keyboardist Sam Sfirri, bassist George Baerreis).

Lindsay Holler and Friends at Art's Bar, 2012 (photo by Ballard Lesemann)

Lindsay Hollerwith Stuart White and Sam Sfirri at Art’s Bar, 2012 (photo by Ballard Lesemann)

At the anniversary party, Holler will sing and play guitar with the accompaniment of drummer Stuart White, plus a few guest musicians. They’ll hit the stage at 9:15 p.m. “Stu and I will be holding down the fort,” she says. “We’ll be attempting a bluegrass-y-ish version of a Billy Joel song, too.”

“I want to write, write, write for the rest of the year,” she adds. “Got any advice?”

Yes: keep doing what you’re doing, Lindsay. Your music and spirit are among the brightest lights in the Charleston music scene these days.

Look for Matadero’s new three-song EP online at matadero.bandcamp.com. See facebook.com/lindsay.holler.5 for more.




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Ballard Lesemann

is a musician and writer. Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., he spent years playing in bands and working for Flagpole Magazine in the bustling music town of Athens, Ga. He returned to his hometown and served more than seven years as the Charleston City Paper's music editor. He's better at drumming than he is at playing guitar.

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