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Woven Tangles / Press

“All of that was brought to life Friday night at Detroit's Huma Room at HopCat when openers,Woven Tangles, and headliners, The Ragbirds took to the stage. I was instantly captivated by Woven Tangles lead singer, Holly Millea. Her voice was bewitching and chameleon like when switching from song to song. At some points she had a reedy bluegrass quality to her vocals, while, in slower moments, a deeper smokier 'listen to my story' tone. And yet, not once did her vocals come off as ingenuine--as if saying ‘hey look at me posing all these different styles. Aren’t I talented?’ To add to Ms. Milea’s stunning smooth vocals were Kevin Kline’s fluid backup harmony and masterful guitar. Woven Tangles took several genres and tied them together nicely. Not one song was purely folk, or purely bluegrass (except maybe the charming Lumber Jackson). Every moment had an element of some additional ingredient. Like a finely crafted potion.”

“Holly was a standout early in my Sonicbids Song Competition. Her songs are personal stories of her life experiences. If she was older I would think she grew up listening to the waif like female hippie folksingers from the Woodstock era, like Joni Mitchell. She sings and writes like the beat-poets of the sixties who discover their voice through their explorations and their singing becomes their instrument as well as a guitar. Holly seems to go it alone pretty much, singing and playing everything herself. The lyrics are clever and descriptive, and when she plays guitar, her fingers find these patterns which possibly express what words cannot. Holly's voice glides in and out of the often soulful, spare and unclutterd ultra clean arrangements. The tunes are poetic lyrically, challenging artisticly and exquisite musically. I'm a fan, where do I sign up? -Gary Allen (The Charlie Daniels Band/JJ Cale/Stonewall Jackson)”

“The unexpected surprise of the night was a young gal, singer/songwriter, Holly Bernt. Though few of us had heard of her, it was quickly apparent that we were seeing and hearing something special. Everybody was instantly captivated by Holly’s smile and sexy, sultry voice that was equal to the effects of a whisper into a lover’s ear. Her finger style picking was precise and flawless, accenting the emotion of her songs. She thought she was going to get away with only playing two songs, but before she could even finish her first song, the crowd had made up its mind that they wanted to hear more. She humbly complied and played about six songs, asking if she should stop at the end of each one. Holly A. Bernt can be found on Facebook and Myspace.”

Robert Louis - June Bug Fest

“Casual precision. That describes what I saw tonight. What impressed me the most was that what and how Holly performed seemed to be so natural, so innate, that she couldn't have made a mistake if she tried. Her picking & fretting on the guitar was flawless, accurate and perfectly appropriate for the song at hand. Not once did I see a stumble, no chord phrasing seemed contrived or inappropriate... it was just as it should have been. And her voice was just as flawless... With most singers in her position, I would have heard some weak pitches, or hesitation, or something that would indicate that they needed a bit more practice... but not Holly. Every song was perfectly accurate, completely undistracted, and absolutely natural. That's pretty amazing to me... I've seen a lot of performers over the many years I've been doing this... obviously Holly made quite an impression on me, as well as everyone else there.”

Casual Precision