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‘The Holmes Brothers’ awarded NEA National Heritage Fellowship

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The Holmes Brothers

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently announced that “The Holmes Brothers”—Wendell Holmes, Sherman Holmes, and Popsy Dixon—are recipients of a 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Sherman and Wendell Holmes grew up in Christchurch, and Sherman currently lives in Saluda.

The Holmes Brothers are known for their distinct style of American music that blends blues, soul, gospel, traditional hymns, spirituals, country, rhythm and blues, and rock-and-roll. They have released 11 albums over the course of their career, including the 2014 album “Brotherhood” with Alligator Records. More information about The Holmes Brothers, including samples of their music, can be found at arts.gov.

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posted 07.02.2014

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