Post & Beam – Holland Hopson

Holland Hopson draws on his Alabama roots with Post & Beam, a collection of songs for banjo and voice with live electronics. The album features four traditional songs from the southern Appalachians and three original compositions melding traditional old-time banjo technique with interactive electronics.

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Release date: 13 June 2011


“Holland Hopson’s Post and Beam was released last year, but I stupidly didn’t fall in love with it until recently. I guarantee you’ve never heard anything like it — beautifully performed original and traditional folk songs set against an electronic dreamworld.”
–“Post and Beam Release” David Zicarelli, Cycling ’74, 26 November 2012 [read the entire review online]

“…a haunting, often mesmerizing album of old songs and new sounds. Throughout, he plays the banjo straight, with a gentle claw hammer behind his fragile-but-captivating voice. …Hopson’s individuality shines. … It’s a fascinating journey.”
–“Spinning Progressive Traditions” Michael Eck, The Albany Times Union, 18 August 2011 [read the entire review online]