Holmes Brothers live on Acoustic Cafe
Check out an intimate performance by the Holmes Brothers on the nationally syndicated program Acoustic Cafe!
HOLMES BROTHERS ON "A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION"
Listen to The Holmes Brothers June 9, 2001 appearance on National Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion." The Holmes Brothers performed three songs -- "Homeless Child," "Speaking In Tongues," and "Can't No Grave Hold My Body Down" -- in front of the wildly enthusiastic St. Paul, Minnesota audience.
MARCIA BALL FEATURE AND INTERVIEW ON MSN.COM
Marcia Ball is the featured blues artist this month on MSN.COM. Click on the link below to read the article, listen to the interview or see three of her favorite albums. Also listen to some of her favorite songs from her own records, as well as purchase any of Marcia's discs from MSN.
"QUEEN OF THE BLUES" KOKO TAYLOR AND SINGING SENSATION SHEMEKIA COPELAND WIN W.C. HANDY BLUES AWARDS!
Koko Taylor -- "Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year" /////// Shemekia Copeland -- "Contemporary Blues - Female Artist of the Year," "Blues Album of the Year, WICKED" and "Blues Song of the Year, IT'S 2 A.M. (Rick Vito) from WICKED."
ALLIGATOR RECORDS WINS 2001 INDIE AWARD!
The Association For Independent Music (AFIM) has announced Alligator Records the winner of the 2001 Indie Award for Recording of the Year, Electric Blues, for Shemekia Copeland’s potent release, WICKED (AL 4875). The Indies were created in 1978 to recognize artistic excellence among independent labels.
ELVIN BISHOP WINS CALIFORNIA MUSIC AWARD!
Guitarist/vocalist Elvin Bishop won a coveted 2001 California Music Award for his Alligator CD, Elvin Bishop & Little Smokey Smothers, THAT’S MY PARTNER! (AL 4874) in the Outstanding R&B Album category. Bishop, long considered one of the most innovative blues guitarists, began his career with the famed Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Bishop joined forces with Alligator Records in 1988 and has released five albums. Guitarist/vocalist Smothers is Bishop’s longtime friend and mentor, and has released two solo albums in Europe. THAT’S MY PARTNER! marks Smothers’ first domestic release. Entertainment Weekly called Bishop’s music, “Sheer, unpretentious joy.”
MARCIA BALL'S PRESUMED INNOCENT REVIEWED IN THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE
Read the review of Marcia Ball's Presumed Innocent in her hometown paper, The Austin Chronicle.
MARCIA BALL FEATURE IN BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE
Check out this wonderfully colorful Marcia Ball feature story from the April 20 edition of the Baton Rouge Advocate, by music writer John Wirt.
SPECIAL MARCIA BALL PROMOTION NOW RUNNING ON ALLIGATOR.COM
Alligator Records is proud to announce its first multimedia online promotion. Alligator has created a Flash animation presentation on Marcia Ball's new disc PRESUMED INNOCENT. Hear a portion of the single "Count The Days" as well as see photos from the cd booklet, links to Marcia'S concert listings, the Alligator contest and Alligator Radio. Click on the link below and enjoy!!
THE HOLMES BROTHERS TAKE AUSTIN'S SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST BY STORM
"The undisputed masters of blues-based American roots music....Speaking In Tongues is a joyous, foot-stomping carnival that blurs the boundaries between the secular and the sacred...it's the first great album of 2001." -Chicago Tribune
MICHAEL BURKS' LISTENING PARTY ON YAHOO.COM
Check out six cuts from Michael Burks' new disc MAKE IT RAIN, including "Hit The Ground Running" and the title track "Make It Rain". Hear why the blues world is so impressed with this artist and this new disc.
LONG JOHN HUNTER INTERVIEW AND VIDEO GUITAR LESSON ON GUITAR.COM
Check out an in-depth interview and video guitar lesson with legendary Texas guitarist/vocalist Long John Hunter at Guitar.com.