The Holmes Brothers
|The Holmes Brothers|
The Holmes Brothers, at The Grand, Wilmington, Delaware, 2009
|Origin||Christchurch, Virginia; Harlem, New York City|
|Genres||Blues, Gospel, Soul, R&B, Americana|
|Years active||1979 – 2015|
|Labels||Alligator, Rounder, Real World|
|Associated acts||Joan Osborne, Blues Traveler, Peter Gabriel, Freddie Roulette|
|Website||The Holmes Brothers Official Site|
Wendell Holmes (dead)
Popsy Dixon (dead)
The Holmes Brothers was a musical trio originally from Christchurch, Virginia. They perform blues, soul, gospel, country, and rhythm & blues music. Its members include Sherman Holmes, Popsy Dixon and Wendell Holmes.
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They began playing in 1979. They were influenced by B.B. King. They have released twelve studio albums, with three reaching the top 5 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart. They have gained a following by playing regularly at summer folk, blues, gospel, and jazz festivals. Members are brothers Wendell and Sherman Holmes with drummer Popsy Dixon.
Members[change | change source]
As of 2015, Sherman Holmes resides in Saluda, VA and is the last surviving member of the band. Popsy Dixon died of bladder cancer on January 9, 2015. A few months later, Wendell Holmes died on June 19, 2015 from a pulmonary embolism.
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