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The Holmes Brothers

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Virginia-born brothers Wendell and Sherman Holmes, along with drummer and master falsettist Popsy Dixon, distill modern African American music down to its essentials of blues, soul, and gospel–with just a bit country thrown in. The Holmes Brothers put their stamps on songs by everyone from Nick Lowe to Willie Nelson, but they're all fabulous original songwriters as well. There's a lot of gospel in the soaring harmonies and heartfelt idealism of the Holmes Brothers, and a lot of the blues roadhouse too. As Wendell says about their blend of the secular and the sacred, “Jesus turned water into wine, not wine into water.” The brothers come to Michigan with a recent release, "Feed My Soul," and it's highly recommended that you do just that with their stirring and exhilarating music.

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  • General Admission: $20, Reserved: $27

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Off Campus Location - The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

June 2013


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