Ben James Wood
Artist, maker, tour manager, driver, other.


I write articles, memoir, project profiles and travel journals

TOURING: Julia Holter, Summer 2016

I couldn't be more grateful, nor more delighted to have taken this opportunity to spend a month of my summer driving obscene distances around Europe with Julia Holter, her band Dina, Devin and Corey and engineer/TM, EJ. 

Julia's music is delicate and dynamic, intricate and textured. It challenges all of the norms of pop music and I found being there through this festival run really highlighted the gulf in class between her music/band and the majority of current, hyped performers. Intelligence, skill and honesty are both rare and hugely important and Julia Holter, her band and crew have them in abundance.

One of the shows we did at La Route du Rock in St. Malo, France was recorded and broadcast online. I think it's been captured beautifully. Check it out if you'd like an hour with us in the French sunshine listening to some excellent music -

Here is an album of pictures and notes I took from two Euro trips.