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Dave Rubin’s Cruel Sunrise…

Rick Holmstrom Cruel Sunrise (M.C. Records) Even when he was the hot new guitar slinger on the scene in the nineties and known by the hip moniker “L.A. Holmes,” Rick Holmstrom had a way different mojo going on. The blues were obviously the bedrock of his musical foundation as displayed […]

4 star Pasadena Weekly review

Thanks to Bliss Bowen for this great review: RICK HOLMSTROM, Cruel Sunrise (M.C.): **** Recorded between tours backing Mavis Staples, LA guitarist Holmstrom’s in-demand trio — Holmstrom, drummer/percussionist Stephen Hodges and bassist/saxophonist/slide guitarist Jeff Turmes — expand beyond the bar-band blues of 2007’s “Late in the Night.” Songs like “It’s […]

Vintage Guitar reviews Cruel Sunrise

Dan Forte reviews Cruel Sunrise in January, 2013 Vintage Guitar Magazine: Rick HolmstromCruel SunriseM.C. Records The late Cub Koda wrote that Rick Holmstrom’s “inventive ideas are top- notch,” comparing him to the great Earl Hooker. That was in reference to Holmstrom’s solo debut, released in ’96, when he was 31. […]

The Case of the Mysterious Case

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.Photos by Sally Finneran, Grand Rapids

Catch RHB on tour with Mavis & Bonnie…

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)… …as well as taping Austin City […]

New CD to be released in August…

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 […]

Never ending Mavis/RHB tour hits your town…

Hit the TOUR DATES button to see when Mavis Staples and/or RHB will be hitting your town. The success of “You Are Not Alone” has us busy at home with RHB shows and recording, as well as touring with Bonnie Raitt & Mavis Staples this summer. It’s gonna be a […]

Best Americana Album Grammy!

Being nominated alongside Willie Nelson, Los Lobos, Roseanne Cash and Robert Plant for the 2011 Best Americana Album Grammy was enough…but then we won! Amazing. Congratulations to everyone involved…Mavis, Yvonne, Jeff Tweedy, the whole gang at the Wilco Loft, Dave & Matt at 525, Rosebud, Anti Records, engineer Tom Schick, […]