Alum Holly Bowling Brings Classical Style in Her Covers of Grateful Dead

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS INDEPENDENT -- People in Boulder like Phish and the Grateful Dead, right? Sure, let’s go with that. Well, if you also like Phish and the Grateful Dead, but still want to receive a bit of high culture with your hippie jam band music, do I have news for you. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center hosts classically trained pianist Holly Bowling on January 31.

Bowling studied piano performance at San Francisco State University and brings a “technically advanced, emotionally rich” style to the aforementioned works, reinterpreting songs like It’s Ice and The Squirming Coil as fully realized neoclassical works, catching the notice of Bob Weir and Phil Lesh in the process.