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The Holmes Brothers With Sol Roots In Washington DC

The Holmes Brothers With Sol Roots In Washington DC

The Holmes Brothers with Sol Roots perform Friday April 11, 2014 at Gypsy Sally's in Washington DC. 
“Great songs, whether we write them or not, bring great things,” says guitarist/pianist/vocalist/songwriter Wendell Holmes. “And we are all about striving to write, find and perform great songs.” The Holmes Brothers—Wendell, bassist/songwriter/vocalist Sherman Holmes and drummer/vocalist and brother-in-spirit Popsy Dixon—are ...

Leo Welch: Sebougla Voices

Read "Sebougla Voices" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

For decades, singer, guitarist, fiddler and harmonica player Leo Welch has played and sung fertile, deep South country blues and gospel at smalltown picnics and parties in and around his hometown of Sabougla in north central Mississippi, where he also leads the local gospel group Leo Welch & The Rising Souls, and belongs to the Skuna ...

Raising Vision and Voice

Read "Raising Vision and Voice" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Decades ago, Archie Shepp and Sun Ra were among the first musicians to expand their vision for the human voice beyond the traditional verse-chorus-verse song structure. Today, through digital sampling and other technology, musicians incorporate and manipulate the human voice in ways that even these two iconoclasts might not recognize. At the same time, the profound ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Holmes Brothers to Perform in Schwenksville at Philly Folk Fest

The Holmes Brothers - bassist/vocalist Sherman Holmes, his brother, guitarist/vocalist Wendell Holmes, and drummer/vocalist Popsy Dixon - will give a live performance at the Philadelphia Folk Festival in Schwenksville on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2012. The trio will play songs from their latest CD, Feed My Soul. Feed My Soul features the band's ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Clearwater Festival 2012 Line-Up

Clearwater's 2012 Great Hudson River Revival, also known as the Clearwater Festival, the country’s oldest music and environmental festival, will be held on June 16 and 17 this year. Over the weekend, hundreds of musical artists will appear at the beautiful Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY to perform on 7 bio-diesel and solar powered stages. ...

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The Holmes Brothers Celebrates New Release with Live Performance in Camden

The Holmes Brothers Celebrates New Release with Live Performance in Camden

The Holmes Brothers -- bassist/vocalist Sherman Holmes, his brother, guitarist/vocalist Wendell Holmes, and drummer/vocalist Popsy Dixon -- will celebrate the release of their new CD, Feed My Soul, with a live performance in Camden on Sunday, July 18, 2010. Feed My Soul features the band's exhilarating, spine-tingling harmonies, boundless energy and telepathic musicianship over the course ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Holmes Brothers: State of Grace

Read "State of Grace" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Wendell Holmes plays guitar, piano and sings, and Sherman Holmes plays bass and sings. When Popsy Dixon joins on drums and vocals, this trio transforms into the Holmes Brothers, the Blues Foundation's 2005 Band of the Year. Their three-part harmonies are honeyed country gospel, but their front-stoop funk and dark, broken-hearted tales are pure country blues.

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Holmes Brothers: Simple Truths

Read "Simple Truths" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

The Holmes Brothers play rock 'n’ roll like a band that grew up playing the blues on Saturday night and then gospel in church on Sunday morning. Drummer Popsy Dixon, guitarist/keyboardist Wendell Holmes, and bassist Sherman Holmes play rough and tumble with the blues—but their vocal harmonies, most often casting Sherman’s baritone and Popsy’s falsetto in ...