Holly Marie Sourwine
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Holly Marie Sourwine

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2004

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Established on Jan, 2004
Solo Country Singer/Songwriter


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"Band of the Week"


Members: J.R. Peterson, Holly Marie Sourwine, Cathy Stefko, Craig Stefko, Joe Fortunato, Larry Kish, Dan Seidler, Amy Esch.

Style of music: Classic rock and country from the '50s to today.

Based: Lehigh Valley

When formed: Winter 2007-08

How band came together: Joe Fortunato, Larry Kish, Amy Esch, Cathy Stefko and Craig Stefko were involved in another musical project in the Lehigh Valley during 2007. A decision was made by the five to break off and form TimeLine. Then in early 2008, J.R. Peterson and Holly Marie Sourwine joined Timeline and the rest is history.

Our music in four words: Classic, different, smorgasbord, impressive

Influences: Elvis to Maroon 5 and everything in between.

You'll enjoy us if you like a great mixture of classic rock and country and not knowing what will be next in the musical lineup. If you like to dance and have fun, we are the band to see.

Our best original song: ''No More'' written by Holly. It's a great song, and Holly has a real talent -- not to mention a great voice.

Our best cover song. Two actually. Instrumentally, it is ''Christmas Eve Sarajevo (12/24)'' by Trans Siberian Orchestra. Best because the response we get is amazing. Vocally, ''Independence Day'' by Martina McBride. Best because it just ''clicks'' with the violin and Holly's vocals.

Biggest gig: Pitchers Sports Bar & Grille. That has probably been the biggest crowd.

Our best moment: The first time we did ''Christmas Eve Sarajevo (12/24)'' by Trans Siberian Orchestra. Even before we ended the song, the audiencewas on their feet, some on chairs, cheering while we played.

Dream venue: Musikfest or some of the larger fairs or carnivals.

Where you'll find us next: Leather Corner Post, Orefield, 9:30 p.m. July 10, Aug. 1, Sept. 18, Oct. 30; Fossils Pub, Catasauqua, 9:30 p.m. Nov. 14; Bethlehem Volunteer Fireman's Home Association, 9 p.m. Nov. 21.

Comments: TimeLine takes great pride in the diversity of our music and the talent of each and every member of the band. Our goal is to create an experience each time we perform that will bring people back. - The Morning Call


My current demo includes two songs that I wrote:

1. "Where You Are"
2. "No More"



Holly's dream is finally in the making. This Catasauqua, Pennsylvania native has always been drawn to the joy and powerful emotional release which performing music can provide. Her first single "No More", however, was a particularly proud milestone in this energetic Penn State graduate's musical life. It marked the first time she wrote, composed and performed a song all her own-- a dream Holly had nurtured since elementary school. As a member of her elementary school choir, Holly's talents were quickly recognized by her mother. Encouragement-- in the form of ten years of piano lessons and the gift of a much-coveted guitar-- was always plentiful. At the age of sixteen, Holly was given her first guitar, which she had been wishing for since she was a little girl. She took lessons for one short month, and then she took it upon herself to finish mastering the art of playing the guitar. Holly acquired great satisfaction from being able to play the guitar and sing along without the radio accompanying her.

The wider world soon took notice of her vocal skills as well. During her six summers of working at a local amusement park, Holly often sang to herself while preparing food for hungry park patrons. This was nothing new: Holly had sung along with the car radio since she was a tiny girl. What was new (and thrilling) were the many compliments from her co-workers and customers waiting in line for their cheese steaks. Their enthusiastic response sparked the beginnings of Holly's desire to be a professional musician. It was also at this time that she discovered the genre which would become her greatest influence. Full of triumph and tragedy, heartache and happiness, Holly fell head-over-heels for country. Initially drawn to the raw emotion of Garth Brooks' "Unanswered Prayers" and George Strait's plaintive drawl, she soon found inspiration in the strong, self-reliant expressions of female country artist Jo Dee Messina and the beautiful aura of Faith Hill. This newfound appreciation of country led Holly to her first band, with whom she played during her freshman year of college.

Playing with a band and hearing some their recordings gave Holly the desire to start recording her own music. Soon after that, she purchased recording equipment that she would use in her studio apartment to record some of her favorite cover songs. The disbandment of the erstwhile Thunder and Lightning, as well as a highly positive response from a sophomore-year open-mic night performance, provided her with both desire and determination to stake out a solo career. After several well-received performances at State College's Hookah Lounge and Smokin' Joe's, as well as several open mic night performances at the Dark Horse Tavern, Holly took up residence at Churchill's in Allentown. It was during her ongoing tenure at Churchill's that the always-prolific writer (she's filled journals with thoughts and poems for many years) had finally and triumphantly began penning her own material. Armed with talent, experience and songs uniquely her own, Holly finally made her temporary residence in the famous town of Nashville through the summer of 2004. During her stay in Nashville, she performed her original songs at the Douglas Corner Cafe, Bailey's Pub and Grille, Nashville Crossroads, The Bluebird Cafe, and sang at the famous Tootsie's Orchid Lounge.

After her stay in Nashville, Holly spent a few months in Pensacola, FL, where she sang in two bands and became a 2nd place finalist in the Colgate Country Showdown. With the Slide Band, she played rock shows in Mobile, AL during Mardi Gras and New Year's Eve, and her country band played at the Interstate Fair in Pensacola, FL. These experiences gave her renewed strength and motivation to continue writing songs and performing the music that she loves. She plans on returning to the starry-eyed town of Nashville in the near future, where she will begin working seriously on her music career. Hopefully, like the much-admired strong country women who precede her, she'll rise straight to the top.

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