Brotherhood, the new CD from The Holmes Brothers is out now.
The Holmes Brothers are — guitarist/vocalist Wendell Holmes, bassist/songwriter/vocalist Sherman Holmes and drummer/vocalist and brother-in-spirit Popsy Dixon.
For thirty-five years, The Holmes Brothers have been blending blues, soul, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and gospel and captivating audiences around the world. Their three-part harmony singing, mixing Wendell’s gruff and gravelly vocals with Popsy’s soaring falsetto and Sherman’s rich baritone, brings the spirit of deep soul music into their material.
Alligator Records advise that Brotherhood “is their most bluesy album to date, filled with roadhouse wisdom, late-night doo wop, proto rock ‘n’ roll punch, soulful R&B and closing with a thrilling version of “Amazing Grace”.”
Brotherhood was produced by Glenn Patscha (Ollabelle, Marc Cohn), Chris Bruce (Me’Shell NdegéOcello, Seal) and Hector Castillo (Brazilian Girls, David Bowie). The album features fourteen songs, including eight new originals and six covers. With their deeply soulful singing, uplifting harmonies and unsurpassed musicianship, The Holmes Brothers’ ability to deliver fervent, raw blues intensity is as legendary as their ability to bring audiences to their feet.
You can listen before you buy. Stop by the Alligator Records’ free stuff page for a free download of the track “Stayed At The Party’ and go to its jukebox page to preview the songs “Lickety Split” and “You’ve Got To Lose”.