Simple Truths 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… 2004-01-14 The Holmes Brothers R&B
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Simple Truths (2004)

The Holmes Brothers | 'SIMPLE' FOLK (From left) Sherman Holes, Popsy Dixon, and Wendell Holmes
Image credit: The Holmes Brothers: Stefan Falk
'SIMPLE' FOLK (From left) Sherman Holes, Popsy Dixon, and Wendell Holmes

Details Release Date: Jan 14, 2004; Lead Performance: The Holmes Brothers; Genre: R&B

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.

Originally posted Jan 16, 2004 Published in issue #746 Jan 16, 2004 Order article reprints
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