Holmes Brother Feature Story in Billboard.com
Writer Jason Macneil interviewed the Holmes Brothers about their new CD, Simple Truths, in this feature story for Billboard.com.
B.B. King Set to Headline Living Blues’ Second Annual Blues Today Symposium
OXFORD, Mississippi – Legendary musician B.B. King returns to his home state February 26-28 to perform at the University of Mississippi’s (UM) second annual Blues Today symposium. Produced by Living Blues magazine – a publication of UM’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture – the event includes everything from a panel discussion on the current state of the blues to a goat roast at a local juke joint.
Holmes Brothers' Simple Truths Reviewed on National Public Radio's All Things Considered
Critic Meredith Ochs reviewed the Holmes Brothers' CD Simple Truths on the January 19, 2004 edition on the National Public Radio program All Things Considered.
Kenny Neal & Billy Branch's Double Take Reviewed in Billboard
Philip Van Vleck reviewed the new Kenny Neal & Billy Branch cd, Doubletake, in the January 13, 2004 issue of Billboard.
Holmes Brothers Simple Truths Championed on All Songs Considered
The Holmes Brothers new cd, Simple Truths, received a glowing endorsement from reviewer Meredeth Ochs on the National Public Radio On-Line program, All Songs Considered. Ochs declares, "This is the best contemporary electric blues record I've heard in a long time." The Holmes segment occurs at the 31:22 point in the show.
Holmes Brothers' Simple Truths Receives 3 1/2 Star Review in USA TODAY
Writing in the 13 January 2004 edition of USA TODAY, Brian Mansfield says "Simple Truths" features the most eclectic mix of songs you'll hear this year...masterful."
Holmes Brothers' Simple Truths Reviewed in New York Post
Dan Aquilante checked in with this positive review in the 13 January 2004 edition of the New York Post, declaring Simple Truths "a timeless album."
Holmes Brothers on "Here And Now"
The Holmes Brothers appeared on the WBUR program "Here And Now." Hear Sherman and Wendell Holmes and Popsy Dixon talk about their new cd, Simple Truths in this 10 minute segment.
EIGHT ALLIGATOR ARTISTS RECEIVE 15 W.C. HANDY BLUES AWARD NOMINATIONS!
The Blues Foundation today announced the nominees for the 25th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. Eight Alligator recording artists received a total of 15 nominations. Austin-based singer/songwriter/pianist Marcia Ball (who was recently nominated for a Grammy(c) Award) received four nominations, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Michael Burks followed with three nominations. Singing sensation Shemekia Copeland and Roomful of Blues (who also received a Grammy(c) nomination) followed with two nominations apiece, while Little Charlie and the Nightcats, W.C. Clark, Andra Faye (of Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women) and Koko Taylor each received one nomination. The Handy Awards ceremony and concert will be held April 29, 2004 at the Cook Convention Center on Main Street in downtown Memphis.
Holmes Brothers' Simple Truths reviewd in Billboard
The new Holmes Brothers CD, Simple Truths, received a glowing review from writer Chris Morris in Billboard magazine.
KOKO TAYLOR, “QUEEN OF THE BLUES,” RECOVERING FROM SURGERY
Grammy Award-winning ‘Queen of the Blues’ Koko Taylor, 75, is recovering from surgery to correct a gastrointestinal bleed. The surgery was performed on November 2 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. According to Dr. Angelo Costas, her primary care physician, Ms. Taylor is “greatly recovered” from the surgery. She has just been moved to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and is expected to return home by Christmas. Her doctors anticipate a full recovery. Ms. Taylor hopes to begin performing again in late winter or early spring of 2004.
ALLIGATOR RECORDS’ ARTISTS MARCIA BALL AND ROOMFUL OF BLUES RECEIVE GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS!
Alligator Records is proud to announce that Marcia Ball and Roomful of Blues both received Grammy© Award nominations. Ball’s album, SO MANY RIVERS, was nominated in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category. “Billboard” declared, “[Ball is] a killer pianist and a great singer. SO MANY RIVERS is the best album she has ever tracked.” Roomful of Blues’ album, THAT’S RIGHT!, received the nomination in the Best Traditional Blues Album category. “The Chicago Sun-Times” said THAT’S RIGHT! “swaggers, sways and swings with energy and precision. This is a band on top of its game.”