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Fest Focus: Holmes Brothers

John Swenson, Offbeat, 1 May 2003

NOT ALL THE gospel music at Jazz Fest takes place in the Gospel Tent, a fact that will be brought home with great spirit by the outstanding vocal harmonies of the Holmes Brothers, who combine their gospel roots with rock soul/rhythm & blues grooves, a repertoire that ranges through rock, pop and country and a jam-band aesthetic that anticipated the "sacred steel" movement by a decade.

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