Little Jane & the Pistol Whips formed the way most bands form, a creative mastermind, with a handful of original songs and a book full of covers says, “lets start a band!” And so it is. The band was formed in 2008 in Livingston, MT. The name captures Holland’s love of the west, and her Nana (grandma). Both of which shaped the sound you hear when you put in a Little Jane & the Pistol Whips album. “Pistol Whips” comes from Holland’s Montana upbringing, born and raised in the Big Sky Country, she loved all things, “Wild West.” “Little Jane” is two things, one a joke, Holland is not “little,” she is 5’10” (but tall Jane just didn’t have the same ring) and “Jane” is both Holland’s and her Nana’s middle name.
The band spent much of its early years building a local following by playing lots and lots of local shows and always providing kindness, consistency, and great music. Through this, Little Jane & the Pistol Whips developed a fan base that would follow them almost anywhere, country swinging every step of the way!
Our typical set list is made up of 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s classic country covers as well as many original tunes. We are lucky to get to play with the best musicians around, being able to shape our sound from show to show, electric this night, acoustic the next.
In 2010 the band put out their first full-length album called, “This Town,” which featured 14 of Holland’s original songs. This release showcased the bands talents and growth as a group as well as literally, helped the band secure a 2011 spot on the Montana PBS show, 11th and Grant with Erik Funk. Erik Funk came to our cd release party and asked us to be on the show that night! We filmed the PBS show in the summer of 2011, and were chosen to be the season kick-off featured episode. The PBS show helped launch our band to a national vs. regional audience and set the stage for a busy playing and touring schedule, as well as put us on the map.
In 2013, the band released its 2nd full-length album, Each Little Note. The album was recorded live, in a six hour period on a Sunday afternoon in October. While incredibly different from the first recording, the album has been well received by LJPW fans!