Jolie Holland may be from Texas and singing about Mexico City on her fourth - and best - solo album, but she made her name in Vancouver as a founding member of the Be Good Tanyas. Though she's back in the States, the rootsy singer/songwriter still retains some of that understated Canadian charm.
Her new disc is a sweet, infectious collection of alt-country that tackles broken hearts (Palmyra) and Jack Kerouac (Mexico City). There are plenty of subtle, quiet arrangements, but Holland isn't afraid to kick it up a notch either on Your Big Hands.
Jolie Holland plays the Horseshoe Tavern on Wednesday (October 29).