We had ourselves a ball, even without the aid of spirits, riot police or helicopters last week at the Santa Monica Pier show with Mavis Staples! We played our set, and despite the fact that we were in the dreaded opening slot, we managed to get an enthusiastic reception from the thousands of cool breeze seeking LA folks. Then it got interesting...
Upcoming Tour Dates
06/28/17Rochester Jazz Fest Rochester, NY (Mavis Staples)
07/06/17Union Chapel London, UK (Mavis Staples)
07/07/17Tramshead Cardiff, UK (Mavis Staples)
Rick Holmstrom Band will be opening for Mavis Staples Thursday July 20th on the Santa Monica Pier. Rick's set starts at 7:30 pm and lasts about an hour. You don't want to miss this FREE all ages show.
From Rolling Stone to Playboy, music critics are cheering Hydraulic Groove. Here's what they had to say:
Hydraulic Groove (Tone Cool, 2002)
"This is blues for the avant mind."
There are only two kinds of people in the world - those who get Rick Holmstrom and those who have yet to experience his guitar adventures. With old school guitar licks layered over cut up beats, loops and samples, Rick single-handedly drags the blues kicking and screaming into the 21st century--and close to the Arctic Circle.
Rick's second album drew favorable comparisons to Texas greats like Johnny "Guitar" Watson.
Gonna Get Wild (Tone Cool, 2000)