Joe Holt – Immune

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Since graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2015, Joe Holt has spent his time recording original music and touring, bringing his intricate fingerstyle guitar and intimate storytelling to new audiences across America. His new album Tired of Trying (prod. Charles Humenry) led Ear to the Ground Music to call Joe "the real deal in folk songwriting.” With credits including opening for Steve Forbert and Parker Millsap, and playing legendary stages like The Bluebird Cafe (Nashville), The Whisky A Go Go (Los Angeles), and The Bitter End (NYC), Joe aims to validate NPR’s 2020 claim that “Joe Holt continues to use his first-person perspective for good.”

Joe Holt is a folk-rock singer/songwriter originally from England, who graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2015.

Joe has released four EPs and three full length albums. He has toured around America for nearly a decade, playing venues like Club Passim (Boston), the Hard Rock Cafe (Boston), Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), The Bitter End (NYC), the Bluebird Cafe (Nashville), the Whisky A Go Go (Los Angeles), and has received airplay on over 60 radio stations internationally. After the moderate success of his early releases (and a successful Kickstarter for his debut album), Joe's 2017 full length album The Person I Admire charted nationally on AAA radio, notably #3 in Redway, CA. Joe has been named Artist of the Week at WERU (Bangor, ME) twice. The song “As Bad as It Seems” from Joe’s 2018 EP Something Louder - EP was featured on NPR's All Songs Considered blog in March 2018. The following full length album A Bigger Fire came out in June 2019, with an accompanying national tour alongside Austin Blair Campbell, and received placements in Spotify editorial playlists including Fresh Finds - Six Strings.

Joe's next EP It's What We Give was released on June 5th, 2020. The first single, “People in New York,” was featured with an accompanying live video on NPR in March 2020. A rumination on selfishness and emotional hardness in an unforgiving city, the song became Joe’s most successful single to date; NPR's Cyrena Touros writes in her feature, “Joe Holt continues to use his first person perspective for good." His highly anticipated new record Tired of Trying was released on May 27, 2022, and lauded by Obscure Sound as “stirring, eloquent songwriting."

Other credits include opening for nationally touring acts including Steve Forbert , Parker Millsap, Davina and The Vagabonds and Ian Fitzgerald, scoring the short film The Race, releasing music as Black Alder and booking his own tours.

Reviewed by Nagamag on September 25, 2022