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Holmes Brothers

Over the course of their 30-plus year career, The Holmes Brothers (bassist/vocalist Sherman Holmes, guitarist/pianist/vocalist Wendell Holmes, drummer/vocalist and brother-in-spirit Popsy Dixon) have been feeding the souls of their devoted and ever-growing fan base with a joyous and moving blend of blues, gospel, soul, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and country. Their amazing three-part harmony singing, mixing Wendell’s gruff and gravelly vocals with Popsy’s soaring falsetto and Sherman’s rich baritone brings the soul and spirit of gospel music into everything they perform. Equally gripping is the rhythmic foundation laid down by Sherman’s bass playing and Popsy’s drumming, perfectly complementing Wendell’s blues-soaked guitar solos and church-inspired piano playing

State of Grace

Label: Alligator Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Smiling Face Hiding a Weeping Heart; Close the Door; (What

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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.

Simple Truths

Label: Alligator Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Run Myself Out of Town; Shine; We Meet, We Part, We Remember; If I Needed You; Hey Baby; I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry; Everything Is Free; Big Boss Man; Opportunity to Cry; Concrete Jungle; You Won't Be Livin' Here Anymore; He'll Have To Go; I'm So Lonely

ARTICLE: ALBUM 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 ...


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