Creating Space: Holly Near

“I do not separate my music from my heart nor do I separate my ideas from my daily life. I open myself up to learning as much as I can about humanity and this mysterious life experience, but I do not relate to political work as a series of ’causes.’ Moment by moment, I integrate what I learn into my personal life, personalizing my politics. It is from this personal place that I write my songs.” – Holly Near

Holly Near has been singing for a more equitable world for well over 40 creative years. She is an insightful story teller
through her music, committed to keeping the work rooted in contemporary activism.

Respected around the world for her music and activism, Holly released her 31st album in 2018. One of the most powerful, consistent, and outspoken singers of our time, her concerts elevate spirits and inspire activism. A skilled performer, Holly is an outspoken ambassador for peace who brings to the stage a unique integration
of world consciousness, spiritual discovery, and theatricality.

Holly’s joy and passion continue to inspire people to join in her celebration of the human spirit. Equally compelling at her shows and through recordings, Holly’s music fully engages listeners in the world around them —speaking
to anyone who believes in peace, justice, and feminism; a wonderful spectrum of humanity.

quote and bio from www.hollynear.com

On May 16, 2021, Holly Near joined Karen Hurley Kuchar on Creating Space:

You can hear some of Holly Near’s music on her Featured Performer page here.