August 2nd Mavis Staples appeared on the Conan O'Brien show. Once again performing "Eyes on the Prize" from Mavis' critically acclaimed Anti Records CD "We'll Never Turn Back." Check www.youtube.com under either Rick or Mavis' name and see Mavis and the band rock Conan's world!
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)
So our first "official" gig with Mavis Staples was a low key affair for our friends and family...kind of a work out the kinks type of thing...a little live rehearsal...ON NATIONAL TV! What a trip! But it came out great.
We had a ball with Mavis on Leno and can happily report no major mishaps or injuries! We played the song "Eyes On The Prize" from her brand new CD on Anti Records called "We'll Never Turn Back". If you missed it you can check it out on www.youtube.com.
Look for the release of Rick's new CD titled Late In The Night on M.C. Records April 24th. It's a stripped down, raw, organic record featuring Rick's current touring band (Stephen Hodges & Jeff Turmes). You can hear snippets and pre-order the CD here now. Look for the band in your town this summer, both as the Rick Holmstrom Band as well as with the legendary Mavis Staples.
On February 7, 2007 Richard Innes, Larry Taylor, Rob Rio & I recorded a couple of new tracks with Jody Williams for an upcoming Delta Groove Records release. I'm writing this to let everyone know that Jody Williams is still great! Jody played and sang his tail off.