Born in the heart of the American desert in Santa Fe, New Mexico and raised in the mountains of Southern New Zealand, Holly Arrowsmith is at the forefront of New Zealand’s current folk revivalist movement.
With sound comparisons to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Gillian Welch and Nick Drake, Holly touches upon the earnest matters of life, wrapped in metaphors of nature and the soothing mountain environment that raised her.
‘A Dawn I Remember’, Arrowsmith’s second full length album, was crowdfunded and released June 22, 2018. It was beautifully recorded between a cottage in the coastal town of Colac Bay and The Sitting Room recording studio in Lyttelton, New Zealand with renowned producer Ben Edwards.
Arrowsmith’s first album ‘For The Weary Traveller’ received the VNZMA Tui Award for ‘Best Folk Album of 2016’, and with it she supported Sixto Rodrigues, Jessica Pratt, Tiny Ruins, Nadia Reid and toured with Fly My Pretties.