BIG EARS

Lonnie Holley

Lonnie Holley

Sat   Mar   26   2022 - 7:00 PM Jackson Terminal Sun   Mar   27   2022 - 4:00 PM Jackson Terminal

Known throughout the art world for his found-object sculptures, paintings, and installations, American artist Lonnie Holley gained a new audience when he started releasing and performing his music during the 2010s.

Entirely improvised and impossible to categorize, his free-flowing compositions include stream-of-consciousness lyrics delivered in his deeply expressive, world-worn bellow. He never performs a song more than once; for his performances, he’ll write down a list of titles serving as subject matter, but the content is entirely different each time. His debut album, 2012’s Just Before Music, was his first studio recording, following several years’ worth of home recordings unheard by the general public. Following its release, Holley began touring with musicians such as Bill Callahan, Deerhunter, and Animal Collective, in addition to making more collaborative studio albums, including 2018’s politically charged MITH and 2021’s Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection, with Matthew E. White.

On Saturday at Big Ears, Holley will draw together longtime collaborators from across the festival, for his Sunday performance he’ll be joined by the Alabama-bred rocker, Lee Baines III.

BIG EARS
Knoxville, TN · USA

TICKETS DONATE

Festival

Explore the lineup of upcoming Big Ears performances.

Overview

Artifacts Trio

Tickets

Lineup

Archive

Plan

Discover travel, lodging, & dining options to enhance your Festival experience.

Knoxville

Travel

Tennessee Theatre

Things To Do

Knoxville

Venues

FAQ

Support

Big Ears is made possible by the passion & generosity of our community.

Donate

Donate to Big Ears

Partners

Merchandise

Big Ears Merchandise

Volunteer

Scholarship

Alvin Lucier

About

Learn more about what The New York Times calls “one of the world’s greatest music bashes.”

Who We Are

Big Ears patrons at the KMA

News

Press

Contact