Get To Know Me: Stay Happy Collective's Holly Theriot


For our Get To Know Me playlist series we reach out to various musicians, artists, writers and tastemakers throughout the Seattle area in order to gain a better understanding of their personal inspirations and what music has formed their worldview. Over the course of the next few weeks we're shining the spotlight on the Stay Happy Collective, a group of artists that showcase art and music at various events throughout the city and every First Thursday at The Central Saloon as a part of Pioneer Square Art Walk. Meet Holly, a creative force of nature at Stay Happy who made the perfect sultry autumn playlist full of old classics and new bops alike.

I started this with a playlist I’ve been listening to for the last month or so, built out of songs that express how I’m thinking and feeling right now.

After that I dug deep for songs that have been on repeat at certain times in my life.

The 90s stuff are my favorite songs from childhood and middle school. Ludacris and Kieth Urban show the breadth of my music taste in high school. (Quite narrow)

Steely Dan is the influence of my dad, who played the bass really loud over music in the living room as I sat and watched with my mom and sister.

My go-to karaoke numbers are Mariah Carey, Blondie and Queen.

The jazz and blues numbers by the queens, Ella and Billie and a few others were my teachers when developing my voice and style as a jazz singer.

Beyoncé - duh.

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