2015

Gina Holsopple

This album was recording throughout the course of 2015 with the help of Patreon supporters. One song was recorded each month.

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Gina Holsopple

Gina Holsopple tells a story everywhere she goes. Her music doesn't just make your foot tap, it makes you want to know the words and sing along.

Gina Holsopple’s inauspicious beginnings as a Mennonite girl growing up in the middle of the Kansas prairie gives Gina’s voice a soul that is tough to find in this fast-paced world. Music has always been a part of Gina’s life, from Sunday mornings to Friday evening jam sessions with the rest of her family and whoever else happened along for the evening. Gina began playing piano in third grade, picked up the violin in fourth and settled on the guitar as her favorite when she was 16. After graduating from high school Gina made her way to a small town in Indiana to continue studying music. Spending four years working to become a classically trained musician was enough to send Gina right into New York City’s east village where she became a regular at all of the anti-folk open mic nights. However, a Mennonite girl from the middle of Kansas can only last so long in the big city and she again finds herself in a small town in central New York. Here she spends a good deal of time gardening, canning, quilting and harvesting wild edibles. Throughout this time, Gina has continued to make music a central part of her life. Performing across the country and releasing 6 albums, with a 7th due to be released October of 2010, has kept her on her toes. She was a winner of the 2010 Avalonfest Songwriters' Competition, the New Song Contest at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS in 2009, the Schroeppel Songwriter Series contest in 2007 and has also performed at Harborfest 2004, the 2003 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX, and was a featured performer in the New Artists’ Showcase at the 2000 National Women’s Music. Gina’s clear vocals and down-home sound have become a favorite for fans from New York to Minnesota and Chicago to Baltimore. Her lyrics have been highly commended by both reviewers and fans. As an accomplished musician, songwriter and performer her music has been described as “captivating,” “inspiring” and “ethereal with a sense of longing.” So listen closely. Gina’s lyrical, acoustic musical style is nothing less than enchanting.

“Her meandering melodies and winsome voice are sure to make your foot tap, head bob, and lips open wide with a smile.” ~ Brad Crescenzo, MuzikReviews.com

“…Holsopple gives us acoustic guitar, lyrics that encompass the personal and social activism, and a sweet voice whose self-harmonies are smooth and warm.” ~ Alicia Wallace, On Tap, Washington, DC

“sometimes punchy, sometimes poignant…” ~ Jenny Ivor, Rambles

“Gina’s easy-on-the-ears voice, and harmonies…make you feel like ordering a double Americano and lighting up a smoke…” ~ M. Alden, Girl Player

"Gina's voice is pure joy, sometimes low and husky, other times soaring to high notes as though the sky were the limit…” ~ Linda Hood, fan, New York City

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Christmas Is Here

Gina Holsopple

"Like a tamed sort of bluegrass...softer, more composed, and a little more midwestern."

I was asked to be a part of a Christmas CD. Christmas music! I had certainly never dabbled in singing specifically for the holidays. But, because I am always looking to stretch myself as a musician I thought I would give it a try. After sorting through dozens of Christmas songs I decided to throw them all out and try for one in my own voice and style. "Christmas is Here" is the child of that process. It took a couple of sittings at the piano to get the feel just right, but now I'm hooked. I am pleased with the flow and it certainly passes the test of being a fun song to sing. Even my son gets it stuck in his head and I catch him humming it sometimes when he doesn't think I'm listening. So, cheers to the holidays! It truly is a great time to be singing. I hope you enjoy the song. I hope you sing along. Peace to you now, tomorrow and beyond. ~gina

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From the Earth

Gina Holsopple

A dynamic album with songs that will reach right into your soul. Including nationally award-winning song "Old Pine Tree."

Gina Holsopple’s inauspicious beginnings as a Mennonite girl growing up in the middle of the Kansas prairie gives Gina’s voice a soul that is tough to find in this fast-paced world. Music has always been a part of Gina’s life, from Sunday mornings to Friday evening jam sessions with the rest of her family and whoever else happened along for the evening. Gina began playing piano in third grade, picked up the violin in fourth and settled on the guitar as her favorite when she was 16. After graduating from high school Gina made her way to a small town in Indiana to continue studying music. Spending four years working to become a classically trained musician was enough to send Gina right into New York City’s east village where she became a regular at all of the anti-folk open mic nights. However, a Mennonite girl from the middle of Kansas can only last so long in the big city and she again finds herself in a small town in central New York. Here she spends a good deal of time gardening, canning, quilting and harvesting wild edibles. Throughout this time, Gina has continued to make music a central part of her life. Performing across the country and releasing 7 albums has kept her on her toes. She is a two-time winner of the New Song Contest at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS in 2009 and 2010, winner of the Performing Songwriter Contest at the 2010 Avalonfest in Paw Paw, WV, the Schroeppel Songwriter Series contest in 2007 and has also performed at Harborfest 2004, the 2003 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX, and was a featured performer in the New Artists’ Showcase at the 2000 National Women’s Music.
Gina’s clear vocals and down-home sound have become a favorite for fans from New York to Minnesota and Chicago to Baltimore. Her lyrics have been highly commended by both reviewers and fans. As an accomplished musician, songwriter and performer her music has been described as “captivating,” “inspiring” and “ethereal with a sense of longing.” So listen closely. Gina’s lyrical, acoustic musical style is nothing less than enchanting.

“Her meandering melodies and winsome voice are sure to make your foot tap, head bob, and lips open wide with a smile.” ~ Brad Crescenzo, MuzikReviews.com

“…Holsopple gives us acoustic guitar, lyrics that encompass the personal and social activism, and a sweet voice whose self-harmonies are smooth and warm.” ~ Alicia Wallace, On Tap, Washington, DC

“sometimes punchy, sometimes poignant…” ~ Jenny Ivor, Rambles

“Gina’s easy-on-the-ears voice, and harmonies…make you feel like ordering a double Americano and lighting up a smoke…” ~ M. Alden, Girl Player

"Gina's voice is pure joy, sometimes low and husky, other times soaring to high notes as though the sky were the limit…”
~ Linda Hood, fan, New York City

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Unless

Gina Holsopple

A little folky. A little yodeling, and lyrics to sooth your soul.

Gina Holsopple’s inauspicious beginnings as a Mennonite girl growing up in the middle of the Kansas prairie gives Gina’s voice a soul that is tough to find in this fast-paced world. Music has always been a part of Gina’s life, from Sunday mornings to Friday evening jam sessions with the rest of her family and whoever else happened along for the evening. Gina began playing piano in third grade, picked up the violin in fourth and settled on the guitar as her favorite when she was 16. After graduating from high school Gina made her way to a small town in Indiana to continue studying music. Spending four years working to become a classically trained musician was enough to send Gina right into New York City’s east village where she became a regular at all of the anti-folk open mic nights.
However, a Mennonite girl from the middle of Kansas can only last so long in the big city and she again finds herself in a small town in central New York. Here she spends a good deal of time gardening, canning, quilting and harvesting wild edibles. Throughout this time, Gina has continued to make music a central part of her life. Performing across the country, releasing 5 albums, and working on a 6th to be released this spring has kept her on her toes. Gina’s clear vocals and down-home sound have become a favorite for fans from New York to Minnesota and Chicago to Baltimore. Her lyrics have been highly commended by both reviewers and fans. As an accomplished musician, songwriter and performer her music has been described as “captivating,” “inspiring” and “ethereal with a sense of longing.” So listen closely. Gina’s lyrical, acoustic musical style is nothing less than enchanting.

“…Holsopple gives us acoustic guitar, lyrics that encompass the personal and social activism, and a sweet voice whose self-harmonies are smooth and warm.” ~ Alicia Wallace; On Tap; Washington, DC

“...listening to the words of her songs, its’ easy to notice the clever (and well-executed) rhyming schemes…” ~ Les Reynolds, Indie-Music.com

“Gina’s easy-on-the-ears voice, and harmonies…make you feel like ordering a double Americano and lighting up a smoke…” ~ M. Alden, Girl Player

"Gina's voice is pure joy, sometimes low and husky, other times soaring to high notes as though the sky were the limit…” ~ Linda Hood, New York City

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Drop Of Water

Gina Holsopple

A mix of fun, moving, and attractive lines that make you tap your feet and contemplate the state of your life at the same time.

Drop of Water?…Drop of gold!

Drop of Water is the fifth of a line of progressively better cd’s released by Gina Holsopple, a folk style singer/song writer in the New York area. With a simple yet strong and even more impressive sound, the acoustic guitars, give a nice backdrop to an even stronger vocal track that doesn’t just sing, it speaks. The cd opens with the title track Drop of Water. A great opening to a consistently eye opening experience, from the first line I was hooked and couldn’t stop listening. Holsopple’s lyrics are a mix of fun, moving, and attractive lines that make you tap your feet and contemplate the state of your life at the same time. By the time I got to the ninth track, Marry the Moon, I thought, “Marry the moon?…Marry me!” It is a pleasure worth it’s weight in gold. I not only look forward to listening to this again and again, I look forward to listening to what I hope is a long line of future releases. I recommend this artist to anyone.

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Rain Princess

Gina Holsopple

Acoustic folk..."a delightful mixture of delirium, joy and confusion. From notions of the absurd to social commentary to sweet love songs, Holsopple's gentle, inviting vocal style makes any subject curiously odd and approachable."

Gina Holsopple’s inauspicious beginnings as a Mennonite girl growing up in the middle of the Kansas prairie gives Gina’s voice a soul that is tough to find in this fast-paced world. Music has always been a part of Gina’s life, from Sunday mornings to Friday evening jam sessions with the rest of her family and whoever else happened along for the evening. Gina began playing piano in third grade, picked up the violin in fourth and settled on the guitar as her favorite when she was 16. After graduating from high school Gina made her way to a small town in Indiana to continue studying music. Spending four years working to become a classically trained musician was enough to send Gina right into New York City’s east village where she became a regular at all of the anti-folk open mic nights.
However, a Mennonite girl from the middle of Kansas can only last so long in the big city and she again finds herself in a small town in central New York. Here she spends a good deal of time gardening, canning, quilting and harvesting wild edibles. Throughout this time, Gina has continued to make music a central part of her life. Performing across the country, releasing 5 albums, and working on a 6th to be released this spring has kept her on her toes. Gina’s clear vocals and down-home sound have become a favorite for fans from New York to Minnesota and Chicago to Baltimore. Her lyrics have been highly commended by both reviewers and fans. As an accomplished musician, songwriter and performer her music has been described as “captivating,” “inspiring” and “ethereal with a sense of longing.” So listen closely. Gina’s lyrical, acoustic musical style is nothing less than enchanting.

“…Holsopple gives us acoustic guitar, lyrics that encompass the personal and social activism, and a sweet voice whose self-harmonies are smooth and warm.” ~ Alicia Wallace; On Tap; Washington, DC

“...listening to the words of her songs, its’ easy to notice the clever (and well-executed) rhyming schemes…” ~ Les Reynolds, Indie-Music.com

“Gina’s easy-on-the-ears voice, and harmonies…make you feel like ordering a double Americano and lighting up a smoke…” ~ M. Alden, Girl Player

"Gina's voice is pure joy, sometimes low and husky, other times soaring to high notes as though the sky were the limit…” ~ Linda Hood, New York City

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