Fri 12/8 @ 7PM
Cleveland native Holly Gleason, a Laurel school album and former serious amateur golfer, has gone far. Now based in Nashville, Gleason has written for a long list of major publications and advised artists on their careers.
Currently, Gleason has been getting a lot of high praise for her new book Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives, a collection of essays she put together by women music writers (and some performers) talking about the women country artists, such as June Carter Cash, Lucinda Williams and Dolly Parton, who have inspired them. It looks at these performers in a different way, as people who became guiding lights to women who had to fight to get their voices heard and respected in the field of music writing, which is and always has been dominated by very loud-voiced men.
She’ll be in Cleveland at Tremont’s Visible Voice Books to share and sign her book. To liven things up even more, Lorain County alt country/Americana singer/vocalist/pianist Rachel Brown (of the Beatnik Playboys), one of Cleveland’s most powerful artists with a bit of country twang, will be playing her live honky-tonk piano from 7-9pm.