Sometimes on tour, things tend to go where there's room. At a recent concert at Meijer Gardens, my hastily painted road case reading RICK HOLMSTROM found its way into the background of Bonnie Raitt's set. I thought that was funny.
Upcoming Tour Dates
03/24/17Cabot Theatre Beverly, MA (Mavis Staples)
03/25/17Mass MOCA N. Adams, MA (Mavis Staples)
04/13/17 to 04/17/17Byron Bay Bluesfest AUS (Mavis Staples)
Hodge, Jeff and Rick just finished a 3 week run opening dates on Bonnie Raitt's "Slipstream" tour with Mavis Staples. Highlights included two sold out nights at the Beacon Theater in NYC, with a stellar review in the New York Times (see below)...
The new Rick Holmstrom release "Cruel Sunrise" will drop August 28 on M.C. Records. It features long-time band mates Jeff Turmes and Stephen Hodges, as well as a guest appearance by gospel/soul legend Mavis Staples on two songs. It will be available in two forms: the all original 12 song Cruel Sunrise CD or as a Deluxe Edition that will also include a bonus disc of 12 instrumental cover songs.
Check out TOUR DATES for the first leg of the Bonnie Raitt & Mavis Staples summer tour!
On March 27 Neko Case sat in with Mavis and the band at the end of a series of shows together. Neko's achingly beautiful voice blended in perfectly. Here's a photo...
Photo by Doug Schneider.