Jolie Holland is a Texas-born singer and performer who combines elements of folk, traditional country, jazz, and blues. She is one of the founding members of The Be Good Tanyas. Labelmates Tom Waits and Sage Francis are both outspoken fans of Holland's. Tom Waits nominated her for the Shortlist music prize. Sage Francis has said that Holland's album Escondida was his most listened to album of 2005. Holland also collaborated with him on two tracks on his album Human the Death Dance.