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
12/17/17Burbank, CA Joe's (RHB)
02/16/18Bow, WA Skagit Valley (Mavis)
02/17/18Bow, WA Skagit Valley (Mavis)
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