A Bit of Woodstock in Menlo

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on August 16, 2009

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Forty years ago this weekend a half a million people gathered on Max Yasgur’s farm in upstate New York for Woodstock, a musical event that defined a generation and one that’s likely to remain unequaled. Today, there was a little bit of Woodstock at Menlo’s farmer’s market. Street musician Suzanne Holland brought her lovely voice, solid song repertoire, and bits of whimsy (sounds of a rooster!) to the delight of two young listeners.

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beate höger January 25, 2012 at 6:27 am

I’ve listen at Suzanne Hollands Songs in 1995, may be, as a tourist in Oslo. I’ve never found her adress or website; her Music is so beautiful!
Thanks, Suzanne,


Annabell January 25, 2012 at 6:45 am

How can I find Suzanna Holland? So beautiful songs in Oslo, 1995 (?), I was tourist, and she a Singer …


Paula Steffen December 5, 2014 at 10:21 am

I was at the El Cerrito Farmer’s Market last weekend and heard this lovely woman singing; I was was overcome with emotion. Bought two CDs which I am enjoying now. Transformed me back into my Berkeley days. I live in Maine but this music helps me relieve those times.

Thank you, Suzanne, for singing “Suzanne” to me.

Peace and love to you,


Ivar Syrstad July 28, 2016 at 5:27 am

Many years ago Suzanne Holland did visit Norway. She did live at my house at that time. Since Im vactioning in the US a few weeks every year, I call her when here. I lost my address-book and can no longer keep in touch. Can you pls. send me her call ph. nr. I know she is partly living in Cohasset in the very northern CA., and part time with her boyfriend in San. Fr. In 2 weeks I will be going back to Norway. If you do have Suzannes cell Ph. nr. pls. send it to my email address. Thank you very much. Friendly greetings from Ivar.


Margaret Lynn April 24, 2017 at 5:11 am

My day was blessed as I was walking through Fort Mason Farmers’ Market about three weeks ago. I heard this lovely singing which drew me closer to the actual singer, Suzanne Holland. She gave off a lovely feeling of warmth and peace. She lifted my day as we talked about music and how I also loved singing but had not the courage to do what she was doing. She is truly blessed and gives the blessings away for free. lovely to meet her. M xx


Judith Ripp March 2, 2018 at 8:55 am

Met Suzanne Holland twice when she was singing at Fort Mason
Farmers’ Market. Bought her CD “Sisters of Mercy: Suzanne Holland
Sings Songs of Leonard Cohen.” It is so beautiful.
Would love to let her know how thankful I am. Is there some way
to get in touch with her?


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