New Jersey native, Pentley Holmes is truly that rare artist whose work achieves both technical and emotional brilliance. A self-taught guitarist, pianist, and vocalist, Pentley is as well-rounded musically as they come. Pentley’s background in creative writing allows him to unite his musical talent with an authentic expression of what it means to be alive. Not only the nephew of the inspirational heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes, Pentley is a fighter in his own right. In 2009 he survived a typically lethal ruptured brain aneurysm. His survival and recovery after 15 days in ICU only furthered his inborn passion for life and his place in the world as a musician. Pentley’s debut album “Rip Out My Heart,” offers a beautifully rendered glimpse into the depths of these human experiences. Pentley’s signature blend of contemporary folk and soul-pop make his music as easy on the ear as it is on the heart. With new music forthcoming and the daring boldness to dream, Pentley is undoubtedly one to watch.