In Concert: Jerome Holloway
“Soulful melodies, thoughtful arrangements”
Jerome Holloway is an American musician. He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Sociology he moved to Chicago, Illinois and in 2006, he began playing various acoustic venues throughout the city.
While playing around Chicago and the midwestern United States, he garnered praise and comparisons to Ray Lamontagne, Ben Harper as well as classic soul singers. It has been said that, Jerome Holloway is where “Damien Rice meets Marvin Gaye.” His debut album Matters of the Heart was released in 2008. “Matters is a record that combines soulful vocal melodies with thoughtful folk arrangements and rock influences.” David Johnson- Engineer, Tricycle Sound Studios.
As Holloway explains, “My music, at its core, is soul music because it aims to capture and convey a feeling which, I hope, touches the heart and ecourages positive action.” http://www.facebook.com/jeromehollowaymusic | http://www.jeromeholloway.com/
“Kalamazoo-born Chicago artist Jerome Holloway would be my pick for the best discovery on the first day of Summerfest. The singer/songwriter has a marvelous voice, soulful and light, reminding me of Sam Cooke — not that he sounds like Cooke exactly, but he has that charm and ease and the old-school mood of the Soul era. In his own words, he likes to sing about love. Great music to chill to with a bottle of wine on a stay-around-the-house date with your sweetheart.”
—Kevin Revolinski, The Mad Traveler, 1 July 2011