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Rick Holmstrom: Gonna Get Wild

Read "Gonna Get Wild" reviewed by Ed Kopp


To these ears, Rick “L.A. Holmes" Holmstrom's Lookout! was one of the best blues albums of the '90s. I marked this follow-up on my calendar the moment I heard about it. Happy to report the Mighty Flyers guitarist has done it again, but with a twist: “Holmes" sings on this one -- and he's pretty damn good!Holmstrom and 17 stellar musicians radiate plenty of energy on Gonna Get Wild, a collection of 13 originals that are as rowdy ...

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Rick "L.A. Holmes" Holmstrom: Lookout!

Read "Lookout!" reviewed by Ed Kopp


I went completely nuts over Rick Holmstrom's boogie-woogie version of “Sleigh Ride" on Black Top's Christmas compilation, so I finally went out and purchased his solo CD over the holidays. Man, am I glad I did! This is a rollicking instrumental album with a retro '50s feel. Lookout! is a completely infectious West Coast blues CD with just the right doses of rock 'n roll and swing to kick things up a few notches.

Holmstrom recorded Lookout! in 1995 after ...


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