Where are you from originally? If not from Buffalo, why are you here?
What’s it like to perform in front of a crowd? Give me three words.
Necessary, necessary, necessary
What was the first tune that you remember “really” playing well, when you knew that you would be a musician?
Purple Haze was my 1st complete song learned
Are you schooled in music? From where?
I’ve studied with private teachers on and off as well as studying at the Berklee College of Music In Boston Mass
What’s your day job?
I’m a full-time musician
How would you describe your music style? Influences?
Influenced are Adam Rafferty, Ben Lacy, Tommy Emmanuel and all good music.
What was the last live music performance that you caught? What was the best show you ever caught? What was the show that got away – the one that you never got to see?
Three Dog Night and Steely Dan were a couple of my favorite live shows. Never saw Stevie Ray, would’ve loved to.
Do you play/sing covers or all originals? Ar a combination of both?
I mainly cover epic tunes and arrange them for solo guitar
If you could play/sing with one famous band (any time in history), what would that band be?
I think I could play for the Black Crowes
What are your strengths?
Not sure of my strengths… I leave that up to the listener
What are your weaknesses?
Too many weaknesses to list… I leave that up to the listener
Do you have a label? A recording studio? Have you recorded a CD?
Yes, I have 3 band CDs out and 2 solo CDs with one on the way
Where and when is your next gig(s) in the city?
I’ll be at Buffalo Iron Works the same day you’re reading this from 5:30-7:30pm, coincidence?
Tuesday November 5, 2013
Iron Works 49 Illinois Street (Cobblestone District) Buffalo, New York 14203
Check me out at www.jamieholka.com
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