The Holmes Brothers: Stefan Falk
Craig Havighurst
January 16, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Holmes Brothers are juke-joint vets with a brazenly borderless view of American music. Their country-heavy Simple Truths features covers of Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, and Hank Williams, whose ”I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” sizzles in the grease of a fuzz-tone guitar. Wendell Holmes’ luxuriously bittersweet ”We Meet, We Part, We Remember” is a timeless original. With a purity of heart and rapturous harmonizing, these brothers are righteous indeed.

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