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Holly Bowling Featured On Tom Marshall's 'Under The Scales' Podcast April 19, 2017 11:57

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Longtime Phish lyricist Tom Marshall has garnered much attention from the jam community in recent months with his new podcast, Under The Scales.  On the latest episode, Marshall sits down with renowned classical pianist Holly Bowling, who has become a household name in the jam/festival community in recent years for her piano interpretations of Phish and Grateful Dead tunes. According to Marshall, Holly Bowling stops by the studio to educate us musically — my piano has never sounded better!"  
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Specifics discussed in this episode include live interpretations of Phish's "Tweezer," "The Wedge," and "Sleep."  This podcast, which has featured many major names from across the Phish community (including Trey Anastasio), is a must-listen for all Phish enthusiasts.  See below to stream Episode 19 with Holly Bowling today.
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Official Bio: Holly Bowling
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Holly Bowling is a classically trained pianist who began playing piano at the age of five. There’s one major distinction, however, that separates her from other similarly studied musicians. That is Holly’s devotion to the legendary rock band Phish. Having attended over 300 shows by the Burlington-based quartet, she became obsessed by their famous rendition of “Tweezer” from Lake Tahoe on July 31, 2013. It led Holly to transcribe this 37-minute improvisational masterpiece note-for-note and arrange it for solo piano. The process, both painstaking and fulfilling, inspired her to transform other Phish songs and well-known live jams into solo piano interpretations.
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Holly’s breathtaking renditions of Phish classics like “It’s Ice,” “The Squirming Coil” and “Harry Hood” serve not only as a tribute to the modern day kings of jam, but stand on their own as fully developed classical pieces. The past year has seen Holly expand her repertoire into the realm of the Grateful Dead, including an “Eyes of the World” based on the band’s spectacular exploratory June 18, 1974 performance at Freedom Hall. Using classical piano technique to reinterpret these jamband luminaries, Holly’s live performances infuse new with old, tradition with surreal, and creates a concert experience like nothing else in the music world. 
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Watch Holly's interpretation of the "Tahoe Tweezer" here:
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Twiddle Reveals Lineup For 2nd Annual Tumble Down March 01, 2017 12:11

Twiddle will host their Tumble Down Festival at Burlington, VT’s Waterfront Park for the second year, with the host band playing four sets over the weekend and a lineup that includes Fruition, Madaila, Aqueous, Midnight North, Lucid, Strange Machines, Holly Bowling and more.

The festival will also offer up late night shows at Higher Ground and Nectar’s throughout the weekend. On July 28, Everyone Orchestra will hit the stage at Higher Ground with members of Twiddle, Fruition, Midnight North and Holly Bowling. Gang of Thieves and Backup Planet will perform at Nectar’s. The following night, Twiddle’s Mihali & Friends will play a show at Higher Ground while Lespecial and Pitch Blak Bras Band will headline Nectar’s. Tickets to the late nights will be sold separately.

Tumble Down is slated for July 28-29. All ticketing information is available here.

Tumble Down Lineup:

Twiddle (4 sets)
Fruition
Madaila
Aqueous
Midnight North
Lucid
Strange Machines
Holly Bowling
Teddy Midnight
Navytrain
The Mangroves


Watch Page McConnell Of Phish Jam With Twiddle In Burlington July 31, 2016 13:17

Photo via JamBase

Vermont worlds collided on Saturday night in Burlington, as Twiddle welcomed Page McConnell of Phish to the stage early in their second set at Tumble Down.  After "tweener" piano set from Holly Bowling during intermission, Twiddle and Bowling worked their way through "Hatti's Jam" to open the second set.  The Burlington natives then shocked the Waterfront Park crowd by welcoming McConnell to the stage for an extended jam on "When It Rains, It Pours."  Aside from performing with Phish and The Meter Men, Saturday night's with Twiddle would be only the third band McConnell has performed with in the past five years (Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - 2012, Mike Gordon - 2014).

The second night at Twiddle's Tumble Down proved to be special, as the evening also included performance from Nahko and Medicine for the People and Cabinet.  Dopapod's Scotty Zwang even made an appearance, as he joined Twiddle late in the second set for "Lost in the Cold."  Additional performances this weekend came from power funk army Turkuaz and Kitchen Dwellers on Friday night.  Fortunately, footage from McConnell's sit-in has surfaced via youtube user TheKamherst and can be watched below.

Watch a segment from Twiddle and Page McConnell's jam on "When It Rains, It Pours" here:

Tumble Down continued the tradition started last year at the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival that included alternating weekend nights with moe. The weekend included various recreational activities, including a Charity Disc Golf Tournament supporting Twiddle's charity, The White Light Foundation, and late night sets around town with members of Twiddle.

Twiddle is a Vermont-based quartet formed in 2004 with members Mihali Savoulidis, Ryan Dempsey, Brook Jordan, and Zdenek Gubb. Their fresh multi-genre approach conjures up rock, jazz, bluegrass, and masterfully blends reggae and funk. The band recently played Red Rocks, sold out a 5 night run of Colorado shows, and played Bonnaroo