It is true that the more you hear music, the more you realize that it is a quest to express the inexpressible. But this is the beauty of it.

As Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), the English writer once said,

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

Watching these musicians, gives me motivation to keep playing and progressing, so I am sharing this with you, hoping it will have the same effect. Enjoy!

Eva Holbrook playing Tuscany

The video shows Eva Holbrook playing mandolin in a beautiful and very stylish video. Eva Holbrook is a talented musician and in this video she is playing a Weber Vintage A Mandolin with a beautiful bright sound.

About Eva Holbrook

Eva Holbrook is a young songwriter from Fort Collins, CO, who is known for sweeping, virtuoso mandolin arrangements and soulful folk melodies. Combining thoughtful lyrics with an effortless and flowing vocal style, her songs speak volumes to the listener

Eva Holbrook plays acoustic and electric mandolins in a family band called SHEL.

About the Group SHEL

SHEL is Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza, four classically trained musicians who happen to be sisters. From the artist colony of Fort Collins, Colorado, SHEL is sophisticated and youthful, emotional and lighthearted, classic and eccentric. SHEL’s engaging live show is marked with a prodigy’s creativity and a veteran’s instinct for entertaining. Audiences delight with their unique songwriting style and fresh, new sound.

The Holbrook sisters grew up in a musical household and first appeared on the stage backing their singer-songwriter father, Andrew Holbrook. In 2005, the girls collaborated to form SHEL and now play and write all of their own music. Their new EP, “When the Dragon Came Down”, was co-produced by SHEL and six-time Grammy award-winner, Brent Maher. The band has attracted the attention of such major media outlets as NPR’s “eTown Live” and; toured nationwide playing fairs and festivals including South by Southwest, International Folk Alliance, Lilith Fair, Four Corners Folk Festival and Cornerstone; and had one of their songs featured in Glade’s Scented Oil Candles national TV ad campaign.


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