A Bit of Woodstock in Menlo

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on August 16, 2009

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,
B.

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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 …

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Bijaya Manandhar June 21, 2019 at 2:29 pm

Hi,

Here is the telephone-number that for Suzzanne Holland, +1 (415) 792 8630. I saw her today (June 21, 2019) at the Friday Farmers Market in Oakland, CA. I really enjoyed her singing while I was at the market shopping my weekly groceries, she’s just great. I could not stop myself from speaking to her when she took a break from her singing. She told me she lives in San Francisco, and that is her tel-number. I bought a cd that she has published as an album.

I will try to locate and meet her whenever I’ll have time. She is so nice, lovely voice, and sweet to talk with. You can view a clip of her singing right here, https://www.facebook.com/bijaya.manandhar.37/posts/10214530390229628?notif_id=1561152506615393&notif_t=video_processed

Thanks,

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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,
Paula

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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.

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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

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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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