Out and About

Raleigh native Jeanne Jolly takes her music on the road

Posted July 18, 2013

— With a booming voice and a lot of determination, Raleigh musician Jeanne Jolly is hitting the road to promote her first full-length album, "Angels."

The tour isn't be glamorous, no roadies or tour buses – just Jolly, guitarist Chris Boerner and drummer Nick Baglio in a minivan, hitting 40 U.S. cities before summer's end.

"I can't wait to see where it lifts this record, and where we are when we get back," Jolly said. 

They'll perform in bars, clubs and theaters where the average crowd is 50 people.

"You can make a living (playing these venues)," Jolly said. "But I would also like to perform in bigger venues. Yes, I would like to make some more money."

That means doing more than singing. Jolly is her own manager – she sets up all her own gigs, travel arrangements and accommodations. 

Raleigh musicians hit road for summer tour Raleigh performer hits road for summer tour

That's the reality of the music business, she said. It's a lifetime of hard work, luck and persistence. 

"You have to send your records out, and call people, and not take no for an answer," she said. 

But the trio loves what they do, and hopes that with each venue played, they're taking one step closer to their dreams.

"Playing guitar in different cities all over the country is what I love," Boerner said. 

"We're lucky to be able to do it," Baglio said. "It's been extremely well received, and things are only getting better."


This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • wrobertson95 Jul 19, 2013

    My husband and I first saw Jeanne at Norris Creek last year..since then we've been to see her at the fair and at Lincoln Theater recently. She's got tremendous talent and she's a very genuine, sweet person on top of it!

  • jlondon76 Jul 19, 2013

    If I had the money, I would invest in this songbird. I saw her perform at the State Fair and she is nothing less than talented. Beautiful, Beautiful Voice! I wish you the best!!!