Watch the 2007 NAACP Awards and lookout for Rick Holmstrom backing Mavis Staples & the Freedom Singers. Friday March 2 (live telecast on Fox) Mavis will be performing a new song from her incredible soon to be released CD on Anti. Don't miss it!
Upcoming Tour Dates
08/04/17Mammoth, CA (Mavis)
08/06/17Telluride Jazz Fest, CO (Mavis)
08/19/17Guild Hall E. Hampton, NY (Mavis)
Rick will be heading back to Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark for 3 weeks from late March thru mid April. Shows will include the Lillehammer Blues Festival in Norway plus a week of shows with the great Jussi Raumalo (Groovy Eyes, Jo' Buddy & Down Home III) opening in Finland. Stay tuned for the full list of dates in the Tour Dates section.
Stay tuned for news of Rick's upcoming studio release on MC Records...scheduled for spring 2007...a raw, stripped down recording with Stephen Hodges on drums and glockenspiel, Jeff Turmes on bass, guitar, sax and backing vocals. The record was recorded, mixed and mastered in a matter of days and represents the Rick Holmstrom Band in all its greasy glory!
The Hollywood Blue Flames played the San Francisco Blues Festival in late August, along with Ruth Brown and Little Richard. The set was too short, over before we even began to sweat. My good friend Junior Watson was also on the bill and we shared a guitar and had a big time. If anyone has photos send 'em on over and we'll post 'em. But wait, there's more...
BOOTAY! That's right...Al Blake, Larry Taylor, Fred Kaplan and Richard Innes are back as the Hollywood Blue Flames (with me as the chump playing guitar while the ghost of Fats darts around the stage yelling "WRONG!"). But hey, it's exciting to play with this group. Back to the roots, underneath the superficial, taking our shoes off and ridin' on the low side of the road.