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‘The Holmes Brothers’ are coming home

From left are bassist/vocalist Sherman Holmes, guitarist/pianist/vocalist Wendell Holmes, and drummer/vocalist and brother-in-spirit Popsy Dixon.

On Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m., “The Holmes Brothers” will sing in Middlesex County for an unforgettable evening of family fun to benefit the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society, and the Middlesex NAACP. 

The NY Times describes The Holmes Brothers style as “timeless, deeply soulful and uplifting gospel-drenched blues, street corner doo-wop, ballads, R&B, country and funk.”

“The Chicago Sun-Times raves, “A breathtaking and heartfelt journey through gospel-drenched soul, blues, funk and country.”

Over the course of a 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 a devoted and ever-growing fanbase with a joyous and moving blend of blues, gospel, soul, R&B, rock ‘n roll and country.

From winning multiple blues music awards to sharing stages and recordings with Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Willie Nelson, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Merle Haggard, Keith Richards, Al Green, Ben Harper, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Levon Helm, Rosanne Cash, Odetta, and The Jungle Brothers, The Holmes Brothers have seemingly done it all.

The concert will be held in St. Clare Walker Middle School auditorium, 6814 General Puller Highway, Locust Hill. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at Nimcock Gallery (Urbanna), Middlesex County Museum (Saluda) and Nauti Nell’s (Deltaville). Tickets also can be purchased at the door the night of the concert. Call 824-8085, or 758-3663 for more information.

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posted 03.27.2013

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