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Holly Golightly

More people have heard Holly Golightly duet with Jack White on "It's True That We Love One Another," a highlight of the White Stripes' 2003 disc Elephant, than have checked out any of the dozen or so discs she's released under her own name. Yet she doesn't appear to chafe under this fate, in part because she regards her entire career as a happy accident. "I went about becoming a musician haphazardly, with no particular strategy," she told Westword in 2003. "It just happened." In the length of time it takes to walk from the dance floor to the stage, Golightly transitioned from being a fan of a British garage combo called the Milkshakes, led by cult fave Billy Childish, to a member of Thee Headcoatees, an act Childish assembled circa the early '90s. She issued her first solo CD, the aptly titled Good Things, in 1995, and her followups have been models of consistency: simple, relaxed, melodic and charming. Expect these qualities in plenitude when Golightly performs at the Larimer Lounge following sets by Le Boom and Nine Black Alps. She's got the White stuff, and a lot more.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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