Get a little bit of gospel—along with blues, R&B, rock ’n’ roll, soul and country—on a Thursday night, when The Holmes Brothers come to town May 24 at Harlow’s. Bassist/vocalist Sherman Holmes, guitarist/pianist/vocalist Wendell Holmes and drummer/vocalist (and “brother in spirit”) Popsy Dixon make up the band. The trio has been playing together for more than 30 years, sharing the stage and recordings with the likes of Bob Dylan, Al Green, Lucinda Williams, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen and more. The multi Blues Music Awards winners’ latest album, Feed My Soul, is full of songs about friendship, loyalty, aging, illness, politics and more. It’s especially significant, though, as it is the first album the band—also tight-knit friends—have recorded since Wendell Holmes’ diagnosis of and “victory over” (as worded on the band’s website) cancer. The band’s albums and shows feature a mix of originals as well as covers.
Tickets to the show—the band’s first in Sacramento—are $25 and can be purchased here. Make a night of it and dine at Harlow’s. Dinner is served from 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m. with a reservation. The show starts at 7 p.m. Contact Harlow’s at (916) 441-4693.
Who: The Holmes Brothers
Where: Harlow’s, 2708 J St., Sacramento
When: Thursday, May 24, 7 p.m.