Music Monday – Real Life Anti-Folk Hero


I met Lach, founder of the anti-folk movement, in the early-90s. He was one of the most encouraging people on the music scene. I was super shy, but sometimes we’d have coffee and chat, and sometimes he’d have coffee at the cafe where I worked. It was always great talking with him. Our conversations were almost always about to song-writing, music, and creating in general.

I worked on building up my chops at his open-mic night. Man, I had a lot of fun! Those nights were special. That time was special. He loved my band, the Halfbreeds, and booked us often at his club, The Fort, in the East Village.

Lach is an artist through-and-through, and champion to all underdog and not-so-underdog artists. He is one of the good ones – an artist who knows a creative life is what living is all about. 

Sometimes in the 2000s, we both left New York – I went to the southwest, Lach went to the UK. He kept making music, and I almost lost my mind not making music. (I’m so glad I am making music again)!

Lach has boatloads of music – check out his Lach’s BandCamp. Oh, and I’ll be making some cover art for one of his singles. Stay-tuned for that. 


April 10th, 2022
Show at the Mercury Lounge with Tom Shaner

Lach is in New York City for a week! He is playing on April 10, 2022 at the Mercury Lounge! 8pm. If you are in the area, the show is not to be missed! 

Image of Lach from Wales Online, Singer-songwriter Lach on opening a club on the most dangerous block in New York


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Holly hails from an illustrious lineage of fortune tellers, yogis, folk healers, troubadours and poets of the fine and mystical arts. Shape-shifting Tantric Siren of the Lunar Mysteries, she surfs the ebbs and flows of the multiverse on the Pure Sound of Creation. Her alchemy is Sacred Folly — revolutionary transformation through Love, deep play, Beauty, and music.

10 thoughts on “Music Monday – Real Life Anti-Folk Hero

  1. I met Lach three years back when he played at the Surf Cafe in Tynemouth! Great guy! He’d driven down from Edinburgh and was on part of a scratch tour that he had put together in little venues around the UK. Had a lovely pre-gig chat about this and that. Great gig that he soldiered through with a migraine and I bought one of his volumes of poetry!
    If only I’d asked him about HT!

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