Performer

The Holmes Brothers

The Holmes Brothers
Blending Saturday night’s roadhouse rock with the gospel fervor and harmonies of Sunday morning’s church service.

Over the course of 30 years, the Holmes Brothers have fed the souls of their devoted fans with a joyous and moving blend of blues, gospel, soul, R&B, rock ’n’ roll and country. Their amazing three-part harmonies, mixing Wendell’s gruff and gravelly vocals with Popsy’s soaring falsetto and Sherman’s rich baritone brings the soul and spirit of gospel music into everything they perform. Equally gripping is the rhythmic foundation laid down by Sherman’s bass playing and Popsy’s drumming, perfectly complementing Wendell’s blues-soaked guitar solos and church-inspired piano playing.

From winning multiple Blues Music Awards to sharing stages and recordings with Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen,Keith Richards, Al Green, Ben Harper and so many more, the Holmes Brothers have seemingly done it all. But the Holmes Brothers confronted a stark reality when brother Wendell was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. Tight-knit on and off the stage, they found strength in their family, friendship and faith to overcome this setback. With Wendell’s victory over the disease, the group emerged fully energized and inspired, to create the deepest, most original, most satisfying album of their career. “Feed My Soul,” produced by their longtime friend and collaborator Joan Osborne, is an album born from this harrowing experience. The songs deal with friendship, loyalty, family, aging, illness, as well as politics and the current state of the world, but with the patented Holmes Brothers humor intact.