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2015 Tour Dates…

Looks like we’ll be hitting more incredible locales in 2015. The Mavis Staples calendar is filling up fast and we try to squeeze RHB shows in whenever we can. Be sure to check the TOUR DATES page for the latest calendar. Look forward to seeing you!

2014 tour shaping up…

After the busy fall 2013 tour, Mavis’ successful knee surgeries and the holidays, 2014 is starting to shape up. Lots of highlights, but the highest looks to be a couple of European tours and Mavis headlining this summer’s Newport Folk Festival around the time of her 75th birthday! If there’s […]

RH featured in March 2013 Vintage Guitar

Willie G. Moseley wrote this story about Rick for the latest VG magazine. Also thanks to Aigars Lapsa for the photo from Cazorla, Spain that was taken when RHB played in a bullring at 3 am, under full moon, for a crowd of rabid Spaniards. No wonder the whole town […]

4 star Downbeat review…

Rick Holmstrom: Cruel Sunrise (M.C. 0070; 50:53 ****) With his first headlining album since 2007, Rick Holmstrom – also Mavis Staples’ bandleader – constructs an exemplary showcase for his formerly under appreciated charisma. The fetching tones of Holmstrom’s vocals combine with the warm atmospherics of the rhythm section to lure […]

Premier Guitar Mag raves!

Premier Guitar Magazine editor Andy Ellis raves about Cruel Sunrise… http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2012/Nov/November_2012_Staff_Picks.aspx#ixzz2Erw7Wzgm