The Holmes Brothers

State Of Grace

State Of Grace
An astonishingly fresh blend of American roots sounds. Inspired, funky originals and revelatory interpretations of classic songs (including a soul-stirring re-invention of "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding?").

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2008 BLUES MUSIC AWARD WINNER FOR SOUL BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR!

1. Smiling Face Hiding A Weeping Heart 4:03
(Wendell Holmes, Gardenville Music/Foggy Day Music, BMI, admin...
2008 BLUES MUSIC AWARD WINNER FOR SOUL BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR!

1. Smiling Face Hiding A Weeping Heart 4:03
(Wendell Holmes, Gardenville Music/Foggy Day Music, BMI, admin. by Bug Music)
Wendell Holmes, vocal and guitar; Sherman Holmes, bass; Popsy Dixon, drums;
Glenn Patscha, organ and piano

2. Close The Door 3:41
(Sherman Holmes, Gardenville Music/Foggy Day Music, BMI, admin. by Bug Music)
Sherman Holmes, vocal and bass; Wendell Holmes, guitar and vocal; Popsy Dixon, percussion and vocal; Glenn Patscha, guitar; Larry Campbell, mandolin

3. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? 4:14
(Nick Lowe, Plangent Visions Music Inc., ASCAP)
Wendell Holmes, vocal and guitar; Sherman Holmes, bass and vocal; Popsy Dixon,
drums and vocal; Glenn Patscha piano, organ and vocal; Larry Campbell, pedal steel;
Byron Isaacs, upright bass

4. Gasoline Drawers 4:39
(Wendell Holmes, Gardenville Music/Foggy Day Music, BMI, admin. by Bug Music)
Wendell Holmes, vocal and guitar; Sherman Holmes, bass and vocal; Popsy Dixon, drums and vocal; Glenn Patscha, piano and organ; Catherine Russell, vocal

5. I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You 3:19
(Hank Williams, Sony/ATV/Acuff Rose Music/Hiriam Music, BMI)
Wendell Holmes, vocal and guitar; Rosanne Cash, vocal; Sherman Holmes, vocal; Popsy Dixon, vocal; John Leventhal, guitar; Larry Campbell, mandolin; Byron Isaacs, upright bass

6. Bad Moon Rising 2:57
(John Fogerty, Jondora Music, BMI)
Sherman Holmes, vocal and bass; Wendell Holmes, guitar and vocal; Popsy Dixon,
drums and vocal; Glenn Patscha, accordion; Larry Campbell, fiddle

7. Three Gray Walls 4:18
(Glenn Patscha, Nanaco Music, BMI)
Popsy Dixon, vocal; Wendell Holmes, guitar and vocal; Sherman Holmes, bass and vocal; Levon Helm, drums; Glenn Patscha, piano; Larry Campbell, pedal steel; Byron Isaacs, upright bass; Amy Helm, Fiona McBain, Catherine Russell and Glenn Patscha, vocals

8. If I Had A Boat 3:04
(Lyle Lovett, Lyle Lovett/Michael H. Goldsen, Inc., ASCAP)
Sherman Holmes, vocal; Wendell Holmes, vocal; Popsy Dixon, snare and vocal;
Larry Campbell, guitar

9. Those Memories Of You 2:56
(Allan O’Bryant, Bill Monroe Music, BMI)
Joan Osborne, vocal; Wendell Holmes, guitar and vocal; Sherman Holmes, bass
and vocal; Popsy Dixon, drums and vocal; Glenn Patscha, piano

10. I Want You To Want Me 6:03
(Rick Nielsen, Adult Music/Screen Gems-EMI, BMI)
Wendell Holmes, vocal; Sherman Holmes, vocal; Popsy Dixon, vocal; Glenn Patscha,
piano and organ; Byron Isaacs, upright bass; Chris Bruce, guitar

11. Ain’t It Funny What A Fool Will Do 3:59
(George Jones & Johnny Mathis, Glad Music Publ./Pappy Daily Music, BMI)
Wendell Holmes, vocal and guitar; Sherman Holmes, bass and vocal; Popsy Dixon, drums and vocal; Glenn Patscha, piano; Byron Isaacs, upright bass

12. Standing In The Need Of Love 5:19
(Wendell Holmes & Angel Acevedo, Gardenville Music/Foggy Day Music, BMI, admin. by Bug Music)
Wendell Holmes, vocal and guitar; Sherman Holmes, bass and vocal; Popsy Dixon, drums and vocal; Glenn Patscha, organ

13. I’ve Just Seen The Rock Of Ages 3:22
(John Brenton Preston, Markyle Music, BMI)
Levon Helm, vocal, snare drum and mandolin; Wendell Holmes, vocal; Sherman Holmes, vocal; Popsy Dixon, vocal; Glenn Patscha, guitar; Craig Street, guitar; Chris Bruce, guitar; Amy Helm, Byron Isaacs and Glenn Patscha, background vocals

14. God Will 2:56
(Lyle Lovett, Lyle Lovett/Michael H. Goldsen, Inc., ASCAP)
Popsy Dixon, vocal and drums; Sherman Holmes, vocal; Wendell Holmes, guitar and vocal; Glenn Patscha, pump organ; Byron Isaacs, upright bass; Amy Helm, Fiona McBain, Glenn Patscha, Catherine Russell and Colby Rose Street, background vocals

Booking and management: Concerted Efforts, Inc., 617.969.0810,
www.concertedefforts.com
Fan club: Arzola Whetstone & Barbara Curtis, Baychester Station,
P.O. Box 1029, Bronx, NY 10469

Produced by Craig Street.
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.
Executive Producer: Paul Kahn.
Recorded at Allaire Studios, Shokan, NY.
Engineered by Matt Cullen, assisted by Stephanie Dufresne.
If I Had A Boat, I Want You To Want Me and I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You
plus additional overdubs recorded at Looking Glass Studios, New York, NY.
Engineered and mixed by Hector Castillo, assisted by Ichiho Nishiki and Brian Bender.
Holmes Brothers photos by Stefan Falke.
Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec.
Alligator logo by Michael Trossman.

Craig Street uses ProAc monitors and Audio Research amplifiers and cables.
Rosanne Cash appears courtesy of Capitol Records.
Glenn Patscha, Amy Helm, Fiona McBain and Byron Isaacs appear courtesy
of The Verve Music Group.
Catherine Russell appears courtesy of World Village Records.

The Holmes Brothers thank: Levon, Rosanne, Joan, Larry, John, Glenn, Fiona, Amy, Byron, Catherine, Chris and Craig for beautiful artistry and generosity of spirit, brothers Craig Street, Bruce Iglauer and Paul Kahn for going above and beyond, everyone at Alligator Records and Concerted Efforts, Glen Forrest, Danny Kahn, Andy Breslau and above all Pinkie and Barbara.

Craig Street thanks: Mark McKenna; Jackie and Randall Wallace; Christian Rutledge; Tony Leone; Jake Guralnick; Tim DeParavicini; and Keryn Kaplan.


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Quotes

"A great album. A deft blend of gospel, R&B, blues, soul and country, an amalgam virtually unattainable for anyone else"
- BILLBOARD


"Brazenly borderless American music…timeless purity and rapturous harmonizing"
- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY



    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 Smiling Face Hiding A Weeping Heart
Author/Publisher:  Wendell Holmes, Gardenville Music/Foggy Day Music, BMI, admin. by Bug Music
4:03
Play Preview 2 Close The Door
Author/Publisher:  Sherman Holmes, Gardenville Music/Foggy Day Music, BMI, admin. by Bug Music
3:41
Play Preview 3 What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love And Understanding?
Author/Publisher:  Nick Lowe, Plangent Visions Music Inc., ASCAP
4:14
Play Preview 4 Gasoline Drawers
Author/Publisher:  Wendell Holmes, Gardenville Music/Foggy Day Music, BMI, admin. by Bug Music
4:39
Play Preview 5 I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You
Author/Publisher:  Hank Williams, Sony/ATV/Acuff Rose Music/Hiriam Music, BMI
3:19
Play Preview 6 Bad Moon Rising
Author/Publisher:  John Fogerty, Jondora Music, BMI
2:57
Play Preview 7 Three Gray Walls
Author/Publisher:  Glenn Patscha, Nanaco Music, BMI
4:18
Play Preview 8 If I Had A Boat
Author/Publisher:  Lyle Lovett, Lyle Lovett/Michael H. Goldsen, Inc., ASCAP
3:04
Play Preview 9 Those Memories Of You
Author/Publisher:  Allan O’Bryant, Bill Monroe Music, BMI
2:56
Play Preview 10 I Want You To Want Me
Author/Publisher:  Rick Nielsen, Adult Music/Screen Gems-EMI, BMI
6:03
Play Preview 11 Ain’t It Funny What A Fool Will Do
Author/Publisher:  George Jones & Johnny Mathis, Glad Music Publ./Pappy Daily Music, BMI
3:59
Play Preview 12 Standing In The Need Of Love
Author/Publisher:  Wendell Holmes & Angel Acevedo, Gardenville Music/Foggy Day Music, BMI, admin. by Bug Music
5:19
Play Preview 13 I’ve Just Seen The Rock Of Ages
Author/Publisher:  John Brenton Preston, Markyle Music, BMI
3:22
Play Preview 14 God Will
Author/Publisher:  Lyle Lovett, Lyle Lovett/Michael H. Goldsen, Inc., ASCAP
2:56
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