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.
Upcoming Tour Dates
04/08/18Long Beach Malarkey's (w/Ben Hernandez)
04/09/18Tarzana, CA Sugar Mill (w/Ben Hernandez)
04/12/18Los Angeles, CA Cinema Bar (RHB)
Rick's second album drew favorable comparisons to Texas greats like Johnny "Guitar" Watson.
Gonna Get Wild (Tone Cool, 2000)
In Moscow now, and it's true: these Russians can drink some vodka. Here's two pix from Norway, where we were in Svalbard. It was way too freaking cold and always dark with a brutal wind. I'm talking icepick in your ear cold, and i'm from freaking Fairbanks, Alaska so I KNOW cold. Gotta run before they call me back for another shot...
March, 7, 2003 - Club Rhythm & Blues Albuquerque, NM: A great venue in a hip area of Albq., this gig was one of the best of our winter '03 tour.
Jeez, these strings are BIG!
:: photos: 2003 Dan Lapham
One of out favorite new stops is Chord on Blues, a club that features cool tunes and great groceries. A fine establishment.
February 7, 2003 - Chord on Blues St. Charles, IL
photos: Â© 2003 Chuck Winnans, http://pipphotography.com