Growing up in Houston, Holden was raised on a wide variety of music, taking in Dad’s outlaw country / classic rock / jazz leanings, Mom’s penchant for Buddy Holly / Abba / Barry Manilow, and his older sister’s Top 40 / New Wave / R&B all in equal measure. In 1986 Holden heard R.E.M.’s Life Rich Pageant and the Beastie Boys’ License to Ill in the same week, and his whole world opened up. He bought his first bass that year for $100 and has been at it ever since. Over the years, Holden has written hundreds of songs and played in dozens of bands in Houston, Memphis, Nashville, New York and Los Angeles. His first solo release, Want For Nothing, recorded at Beebe Gunn Studio in Houston, is an eclectic collection of songs full of storytelling and insight drawn from Holden’s broad range of personal experience.