The Holmes Brothers’ Gospel Sound Resonates in Pittsburghby Lauren
The gospel-inspired trio The Holmes Brothers returns to Pittsburgh for
a Three Rivers Arts Festival Main Stage performance at 7:30 pm on
Thursday, June 19, 2008. All Three Rivers Arts Festival Main Stage
performances are free and open to the public.
Gently framing a
clutch of originals and well-chosen covers within their signature blend
of old-time gospel singing and roadhouse blues, the Holmes Brothers
repertoire deftly negotiates the boundary between the secular and the
sacred. Bassist Sherman Holmes, guitarist/pianist Wendell Holmes and
drummer Popsy Dixon each contribute their voices to create
spine-tingling harmonies that are the trio’s trademark.
you relate to a religious message or not, the Holmes Brothers’ music
stirs the soul,” says Festival Executive Director Elizabeth Reiss. “The
Holmes Brothers will inspire you to believe in the power of good music.”
The Holmes Brothers were featured on Outlaws and Angels,
the nationally televised tribute to Willie Nelson, and have appeared on
Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the World Café, Mountain Stage and NPR’s
All Things Considered. They last appeared at the Three Rivers Arts
Festival is 2005.
The Three Rivers
Arts Festival presents The Holmes Brothers at 7:30 pm, Thursday, June
19, 2008. Three Rivers Arts Festival Main Stage. Free.
About the Three Rivers Arts Festival
mission of the Three Rivers Arts Festival is to connect the community
to the arts. The 49th annual Three Rivers Arts Festival runs from June
6-22, 2008. For more information, call the Festival at 412.281.8723 or
visit our website www.artsfestival.net.