Young Women to Play Ferocious Folk-Rock in Alamosa.


SHEL is Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza, four classically trained musicians who play a mostly acoustic mix of folk, rock, Celtic and bluegrass styles “with the ferocity of a medieval army,” according to the Wichita Eagle, and happen to be sisters ranging in age from 18-23. The Alamosa Live Music Association presents SHEL in concert, Sun. March 11, at 7pm in Leon Memorial Hall at the corner of Richardson Ave. and 2nd St., on the Adams State College campus, in Alamosa. Tickets are $8 for ALMA members, $10 for the general public, $5 for students, seniors, full-time volunteers and active duty military.

SHEL are breaking the “girl band” mold. They look different. They sound different. And they’re seen in a different light. They’re sophisticated and youthful, emotional and lighthearted, classic and eccentric. SHEL’s engaging live show is marked with a prodigy’s creativity and a veteran’s instinct for entertaining. Audiences delight in their unique songwriting style and fresh, new sound.

The Holbrook sisters grew up in a musical household and first appeared on stage backing their singer-songwriter father, Andrew Holbrook. In 2005, the girls collaborated to form SHEL and now play and write all of their own music. The band has attracted the attention of such major media outlets as NPR’s “eTown Live,” and; toured nationwide playing fairs and festivals including South by Southwest, International Folk Alliance, Lilith Fair, Four Corners Folk Festival and Cornerstone; and had one of their songs featured in Glade’s Scented Oil Candles national TV ad campaign.

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