Classic Rock & Folk Music at its finest featuring TWIN ROCK & FOLK by The Holt Twins & TwinSister- 2014 "Best Rock Band" Winners in The Indie Music Channel Awards, 2015 "Best Easy Listening Band" & 2018 "Best Folk Group"in The IMC Radio Music Awards, & 2017 Inductees into The Berks County Rock n Roll Hall of Fame! The Holt Twins Folk songs capture the true art of acoustic music, both contemporary & traditional, with entrancing vocals & instrumental harmonies. Their professional career began at age 14. They have been performing ever since at festivals, schools, clubs, campgrounds, & concerts across the country. This versatile Duo does a complete turnaround when they play with their Classic Rock Show Band. TwinSister,(formerly Image), a 4 piece Band, is not just another Rock & Roll Act, but a band who can play Flawless Originals & Timeless Classics from bands such as Heart, The Who, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, etc....A Polished, Professional Act with Lots of Showmanship!
A Unique Act
The Holt Twins harmonize & blend voices in a beauty & a closeness attainable when you are fortunate enough to enter the world identically! Senses bridge between two individuals to form one. Combine this with a talent to sing, compose, & play a variety of instruments, & you learn the meaning of harmony. Originally from Sinking Spring, PA, this unique act has been singing & playing together since they were little children & started performing when just teenagers to quickly become the most requested act in Berks County so much that even 15 years into their performances they were requested to be the main act at Reading's Best Fest. Their performances are too many to name, but here are a few- Bethlehem Musik Fest, Haycreek Fall Festival, Pocono Mt. Jamborees, Hershey Park, Knoebels Park, Schuylkill Haven Borough Days, & University of Wisconsin. Joining them for TwinSister are 2 talented musicians:
Rich Arteca, a lead guitarist & acoustic guitarist from Long Island, NY, has been with TwinSister since 1977 & has co-written some of their songs; Jimmy Reed makes the band complete with his showmanship & expertise in drumming. He comes with much experience including being in a band that toured with Cinderella and Poison back in the '80's.
And sometimes their daughter, Charmaine, joins them to add some extra harmonies with her beautiful voice. The Drummer for The TwinSister Album "Fallen Butterfly" is the very talented Troy Lupold.(he is also the male vocal on "The Star") Another talented drummer, Kevin Artz, is the drummer on "This Memory". TwinSister with it's special brand of "Twin Rock" has entertained fans on the east coast in Rock and Roll Clubs, Teen Clubs, Campgrounds, Universities, the major shore points of New Jersey, and throughout the Midwest. TwinSister is a multitalented identical act with not one, but two female vocalists who play not one, but several different instruments.Their music is a production of kickin' rock songs & acoustic songs sung with strong, harmonious, female & male vocals using a variety of instruments with double leads. They were nominated for "Best Rock Band", "Best Easy Listening Band", "Best Folk Band", & "Best Female Jazz Artist" in the Indie Music Channel Awards" 7 years in a row for their songs "Missing The Turn", "Dorothy", "The Star", "This Memory", "Where Are We Now", "The Poet", & "Phone Calls". In 2014 they won the award "Best Rock Band" with their song "Dorothy". In 2015 they won 'Best Easy Listening Band" in The Indie Music Channel Radio Music Awards for their song "Where Are We Now", & in 2018 they won "Best Folk Group" in The Indie Channel Radio Music Awards for their song, "My Mother's Love". They are honored to be among The 2017 Inductees to the Berks County Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
LINDA HOLT- vocals, fretless bass, 12-string guitar, keyboards, mandolin, banjo,
harmonica, recorder, hammered and mountain dulcimers, celtic harp, scheitholt, ukelele
EMILY HOLT- vocals, keyboards, flute, fretless bass, violin, recorder, guitar, viola, sax, fife
RICH ARTECA- lead and rhythm guitar, bass
JIMMY REED- vocals, drums
The Things That Matter
For Linda & Emily it's not just about who they've met or played with along the way of their journey, but more importantly it's about when those people that they've met who inspire them encourage them......
when working with Richard Evans, (producer & arranger for many artists including Natalie Cole, Peabo Bryson, & Ramsey Lewis & now a Professor at Berklee College of Music), he recognizes their talents & tells them how well they sing;
when they not only perform in front of Tom Chapin, but he asks them to join him on stage & sing a song with him;
when sound engineer James Hodgkins, ("Uncle Wiz"), of James Hodgkins Audio Productions tells them that they are the best singers he's ever had in his studio;
when Dave Plank,("Planky"- Patsy Kline's music coach), tells them after their show at Haycreek Fall Festival, "That was a great show. You harmonize beautifully together & coming from me that means a lot";
when the 2 people they admire the most- their older brother, Professional Percussionist Brian Holt, and their older sister, Professional Flautist and Piccolo Player Wendy Holt Schmehl, support them.
And then there are all the friends & fans who love their music & the people who tell them that they're playing music now too because as a child they were inspired by watching The Holt Twins perform.
These are the things that matter & the things that make life worth living & songs worth singing.