Lonnie Holley – August 28
The L Concerts has been a true tribute to art and its spontaneous communion with its audience, Lonnie Holley is one of those artists who totally symbolizes this communion. A multifaceted artist who breathes art as a need to live, with a life story as impressive as his work.
Born in 1950 in Alabama, at the epicenter of a repressive south, he was one of 27 children, abandoned and raised by a burlesque dancer. A fire began her artistic life in 1979 where he carved tombstones for her sister’s two children, who died at home in this tragic event. Father of 15 children is today one of the great symbols of art of the United States of America.
Lonnie is a renowned American Sculptor, has exhibited at the White House and in important museums such as the Met or the Smithsonian Art Museum.
Lonnie Holley introduced to the world his first album in 2012 “just before music” and soon caught the attention of the critics like the Washington in the top 10 albums of the year. In 2013 followed the second album “keeping a record of it”.
In 2018 he released his most ambitious album “MITH” which had had the best press critics such as The Guardian, Pitchfork and The Quietus and recognition of musicians such as Bon Iver, Bill Callahan and Deerhunter. The Guardian considered MITH the best album of the year, a concert of pure poetry and American soul, simply not to be missed.