Over Land And Leas

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The Hollands! third release on Dutchy Love Records, April 13, 2013

'Over Land and Leas' gives narrative shape to plight of the common man, through storms, blue skies, hard work, and dreams of daily life.

Featuring songs like Washerman’s Field, a riotous song with a strong word of warning to those consumed with power and war.

Written in the spirit of Woody Guthrie, Traveling Man is a rowdy composition empathizing with those who have no place to call home.

Lanie Done Did, is a murder balled, which chronicles the journey of a young prostitute.

The Amaryllis is a precious tale that laments a mothers death and rejoice the birth of a daughter.

Lillian’s Daydream is a beautiful guitar piece that preludes the title track.
Over Land and Leas is an old Scottish folk tale sung with a haunting remembrance of times gone by.

Old Man’s Town makes an appearance on this album (first debuting on Ashes To Beauty in 2011) Originally sung as more of a ballad, this new version offers more of the high energy The Hollands! share during their live performance.

Haiti was written on an airplane from Australia to the US. Using words from a crossword puzzle as inspiration, this dramatic song ends up being a harking call to help those in desperate situations.

Russian Lullaby is an evocative song that tells the tale of those who suffer at the hands of war.

The Great Lake Plains is a rollicking song, written in a Dolly Parton vane and pays homage to Jana’s family history and involvement in the underworld back in the 1920-30’s.

Rain was written after a personal bout with cancer and is a tender cry for healing.

The Album ends with the traditional, Wayfaring Stranger, composed and performed Holland style, displaying beautiful harmonies, mouth harp, banjo, mandolin and Craig’s brawny rhythms.

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released April 13, 2013

Recorded & Engineered by David Fuller
Sun Room Studios Portland OR
Violin, Stand up Bass and Harmonica recorded by Ed Bialach
Produced by David Fuller and The Hollands!
Copyright The Hollands! All rights reserved Dutchy Love Records

Art and Design by Joel Pritchard

The Hollands! are Jana Holland, Craig Holland, Graciana Holland and Banjo Holland. All lyrics were written by Jana Holland, except Lanie Done Did and Lillian’s Daydream, written by Graciana Holland.

This album includes the creative contributions of David Fuller, David Baumgartner, Joby Morey, Tom Cameron, Joh Behr and Dony Wynn.

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The Hollands! Melbourne, Australia

Merrymakers * Story Tellers * Folk Revivalist

The Hollands! are an internationally touring band with roots in the US and Australia. They are 21st century nomadic travelers and frolic in the Americana/Folk revival scene. ... more

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