Singer in the Real World with Holly Near

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"What has to take place for the light to come into your eye?" asks Holly Near. Not only a talented singer and songwriter, she demonstrates in this lively interview that she is also a passionate, humorous and articulate spokesperson for peace and sanity in the world. We hear stories from her childhood of how her family influenced her creativity and self-expression, stories from her musical career and political work, and her own description of her philosophy of music and life and continuing work and hopes for peace, social justice and freedom of expression. (hosted by Michael Toms)


Holly Near has been singing and performing for a more equitable world for over 50 creative years. She is an insightful storyteller through her music, committed to keeping the work rooted in contemporary activism. She released her 31st album in 2018. She is a staunch advocate for LGBTQ rights and is comfortable with her own sexuality and has a clear understanding of the fluidity of sexual orientation. She also presents master classes in performance craft and songwriting.

Holly Near’s Albums include: 

  • Holly Near 2018
  • Peace Become You (2012)
  • Show Up 2006)(
  • And Still We Sing: The Outspoken Collection (2002)

Holly Near’s books include: 

  • Fire in the Rain, Singer in the Storm (Wm. Morrow 1990)

Host: Michael Toms     Interview Date: 4/8/1991       Program number: 2253