FRIDAY 03/30/16 – BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Along a dark, nondescript strip in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn sat Baby’s All Right, a bar/restaurant with its name in bright neon green block-lettering to separate it from its neighbors. The feel inside is a combination of juke joint meets refurbished diner, complete with thick wooden tables, submarine portal windows, and swinging doors reminiscent of Happy Days (Google it kids). On this night I was here to see the rising stars of Haelos fresh in from the UK on their Full Circle Tour.
There she stood – still, in barely enough light to see a faint outline of her golden hair and the headstock of her acoustic guitar. Still, as the audience would soon become, and still as I begged my heart to be having understood that I was witnessing a sure-fire superstar waiting to happen.
Holly Macve, the folk talent from Yorkshire, England was in New York for the first of two sets she’d be playing that night with the one at Baby’s being her first ever in the United States. She performed a select five, including the emotive “We Don’t Know Where We’re Going,” “Corner of My Mind,” and a cover of Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” that one would have to hear to believe.
As for Holly herself, her stature and demeanor are as modest as her social media following. With that being, find her online, see where she’ll be next, and see for yourself. Don’t say I never gave you anything.