Byline: The Register-Guard
Holmes Brothers change
WOW Hall into juke joint
Entertainment Weekly's Craig Havighurst called the Holmes Brothers Band "juke-joint vets with a brazenly borderless view of American music."
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Brothers Sherman (bass) and Wendell Holmes (guitar) and Poppy Dixon have played together in one group or another since the early 1960s. They formed the
Holmes Brothers Band in 1979.
Starting in 1989, they've made four albums for Rounder Records and one (`Jubilation') for Peter Gabriel's Real World label. They made their Alligator Records debut in 2001 with "Speaking in Tongues," with Joan Osborne producing and singing backup vocals.
Last year, they backed Osborne, Odetta, Victoria Williams and Phoebe Snow on "Shout, Sister, Shout," a tribute album to Delta blues great Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
The Holmes Brothers are in town Tuesday for an 8 p.m. show at the WOW Hall, 291 W. Eighth Ave.
Tickets are $16 in advance, $19 at the door.
Albany park will sway with sounds of summer
Albany's River Rhythms concert series gets started Thursday with "Zydeco zydeco (zī`dĭkō'), American musical form originating among the African-American Creoles of Louisiana. Drawing on elements of traditional Cajun music as well as jazz, country and western, and blues, it is characterized by French lyrics, Sweetheart" Rosie Ledet.
That concert will be followed by the Trail Band (Americana) on July 8, the Iguanas (R&B, Caribbean and Latin) on July 15, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (April 18 1924 - September 10, 2005) was a Louisiana and Texan American blues musician. He was a highly acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, who played an impressive array of instruments such as guitar, fiddle, mandolin, viola as well as harmonica and drums. (blues) on July 29, Kekele (Congolese rumba) on Aug. 5 and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing band from southern California. Their notable singles include "Go Daddy-O" and "You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three Tonight". The band went from a regular Wednesday night gig at the Derby in Hollywood, playing for a few hundred people, (swing) on Aug. 12.
The free concerts are at 7 p.m. Thursdays in Monteith mon·teith
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- The Register-Guard