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Olympia Songwriter Spotlighted in Olalla Concert Nov. 14

Award-winning singer-songwriter Terry Holder performs Nov. 14 at the Olalla community hall

OLALLA, WA – Olalla’s Mostly Monthly concert for November will feature award-winning singer-songwriter Terry Holder. The show takes place Nov. 14 at the Community Hall.

Holder and her husband Jerry currently live in Olympia after spending many years in Alaska.

Since she took up her guitar in 1999 to ease her transition from stay-at-home-mom to empty nester, Holder has released four studio albums and won accolades for her songwriting talents.
She won the 2013 Wildflower Songwriting Competition in Richardson, Texas and also was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition that year. She’s also a four-time finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival.

As good as her studio recordings are, Holder’s live shows are even better, said Monthly Monthly Music Series producer Nolan Pepperdine. ”She has a voice that will just break your heart, and in her live shows she has an amazing ability to charm and connect with her audience,” Pepperdine said.

At the Olalla show, Holder will be joined by her husband Jerry. “He doesn’t quite get equal billing, but he’s an essential part of their performance,” Pepperdine said. “His wit and beautiful harmonies really draw you into the music. Put the two of them together and it’s just a spectacular display of talent.”

The evening begins with an all-invited potluck at 6pm. Music starts at 7pm. “Just bring a dish to share and get to know other music lovers and hang out with our performers,” Pepperdine said.

The concerts are presented by the Olalla Community Club, a non-profit that has been serving the local community since 1937. Suggested donation is $15, but nobody is ever turned away.

December’s concert will take place Saturday, the 5th with a free holiday show featuring the Sweet Adelines, Tim Bertsch and a yet-to-be-announced special guest.

For information visit or contact Pepperdine at

WHAT: Concert by singer-songwriter Terry Holder

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 14 – potluck at 6pm; music at 7pm

WHERE: Olalla Community Hall – 12970 Olalla Valley Road

COST: Suggested donation $15–20


Cutline: Singer-songwriter Terry Holder will play a concert Nov. 14 at the Olalla Community Hall, 12970 Olalla Valley Road.