Terry Holder / Bio
TERRY HOLDER is a singer-songwriter that has the undeniable ability to captivate and connect with her listeners through her words and music. Gifted with a voice to break your heart her soulful songs will draw you right into the moment. With passion, enthusiasm and hard work her songs are getting her noticed and she is opening hearts everywhere she goes. She has performed in concert and at festivals from Seattle to Dallas and continues to receive recognition and accolades for her songwriting. She has been selected three times as a “Kerrville New Folk Finalist” and was also a performing songwriting finalist at the 2011 “Wildflower Festival” in Richardson Texas.
She does not believe in placing limits on herself and until 1999 her full time job was "stay at home mom." Her life changed when the youngest of her 3 daughters moved away, a transition that coincided with the passing of her mother. Depression settled in. Seeking solace she reached for her guitar and began shifting her pain into writing music. She literately woke up one morning and began writing music. The first song she penned became the title track for her 2001 debut CD "Am I Here Is This Me,” which was originally intended only as a keepsake for her daughters. The album of introspective songs started garnering sales and critical acclaim and was followed by her 2nd CD "Colored Rooms."
On her third studio CD “Ticket To The Moment,” Terry continues to explore her passions through her heartfelt and gutsy songs. The CD delivers her emotionally driven songs around lyrics that take you on a journey with flashes of abandon, heartbreak, love, social and self-awareness. She was joined in the studio by veteran musicians Freebo, Gary Shelton, Joel Tepp, Ben Smith, Jerry Holder, John Nyman, Cynthia Morrow and John Morton. Her fourth CD will be released in 2012.
Today she tours as a duo performing at House Concerts, festivals and venues around the country continuing to build a loyal following. She says “If I can touch one person with a song, then I feel that I've accomplished something great in my life.”
- Band Members:
- Terry Holder - Vocals/Guitar, jerry Holder - Vocals/Guitar
- Artist Name:
- Terry Holder
- Home Page:
- Singer Songwriter / Singer/Songwriter / Folk Rock, Americana
- Olympia, WA
- Sheryl Crow
- Stevie Nicks
- Suzanne Vega
- Shawn Colvin