The band, Little Jane & the Pistol Whips has taken many forms since it’s 2008 inception, one never knows if it will be acoustic or electric, or both! The one constant is Ashly Jane Holland (Aka Little Jane). Front woman, founder, and songwriter for Little Jane & the Pistol Whips. Holland possesses a vocal quality that is uniquely her own, you can’t exactly pin who she may sound like, all you know is you can’t get enough of that voice. It can be smoky, sweet, warm, and inviting, it can take from the highest highs to the lowest lows. The emotion in the voice can only come from someone that has lived through those experiences…as Holland has.
A multi-instrumentalist, Holland can back her voice with, acoustic guitar, fiddle, or accordion. Growing up in Big Sky country helped shape Holland’s sound you hear today. Montana’s vast landscapes give a gal, as she writes in one of her songs, “Room to Roam.”
In 2010 the band put out their first full-length album called, “This Town.” This release features 14 original songs written by Holland, the songs are as diverse in nature as the Montana experiences that shaped them. Some tunes are reminiscent of 1960s country, some bluesy, some bluegrass fast! ”This Town” was a full studio production recorded in Bozeman, MT at Peach St. Studio’s.
“When Santa’s a Hottie” Christmas single was released in 2010 as well and features a fun, whimsical original Christmas tune written about modifying Ol’ St. Nick into a man of any gal’s dreams.
Little Jane & the Pistol Whip’s 2nd album, “Each Little Note” was released in 2013 and recorded in Gardiner, MT at Electric Peak Recording. This album has a much different feel than, “This Town.” ”Each Little Note” was recorded live in a 6 hour period with only 3 instruments. It also features 9 original songs written by Holland.
Little Jane has been busy writing new material and we are hoping for another album release soon!