Alum Holly Bowling to Stream Piano Performances from America's Most Scenic Parks

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

BROADWAY WORLD -- Hailed by Rolling Stone for her “heady, layered improv-rock excursions distilled into crystalline solo piano pieces,” Holly Bowling has earned widespread applause for her innovative and technically advanced, emotionally rich style.

After studying piano performance at SF State University, Bowling turned her agile mind and interpretive prowess towards painstakingly transcribing and then performing a wildly improvisational 2013 live version of Phish’s epic “Tweezer.” The 37-minute performance – dubbed “The Tahoe Tweezer” — proved a sensation, inspiring a pair of remarkable LPs in 2015’s “Distillation Of A Dream: The Music Of Phish Reimagined For Solo Piano” and 2016’s “Better Left Unsung,” the latter a triple-LP collecting classical solo piano arrangements of the music of the Grateful Dead.