Alligator Records Announces March Releases!
Alligator Records Announces March Releases!
February 5, 2010
Rev. Keith A. Gordon

he legendary Alligator Records label has announced a March 2, 2010 release date for albums from two of the label's leading voices in roots-blues music: the Holmes Brothers' Feed My Soul and Guitar Shorty's Bare Knuckle.

The Holmes Brothers' Feed My Soul was produced by friend of the band, singer Joan Osborne, and is said to feature the trio's trademark blend of blues, soul, gospel, and rock 'n' roll. For better than three decades, guitarist/vocalist Wendell Holmes, bassist Sherman Holmes, and drummer Popsy Dixon have imbued their energetic music with their three-part harmonies and skilled, imaginative instrumentation. After Wendell was diagnosed with cancer in 2008, the band fell back on family and friends to help the singer overcome the disease. Wendell Holmes' struggle with the disease is reflected in the songs on Feed My Soul, which deal with topics like friendship and loyalty, aging and illness, as well as current politics, all delivered with no little humor.

Guitar Shorty's Bare KnuckleA major influence on artists like Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy, the legendary Guitar Shorty has enjoyed a career that has stretched across five decades and thrilled audiences worldwide. The dynamic performer and innovative guitarist will be following up on his Blues Music Award-winning 2006 album We The People with the sure-to-please Bare Knuckle. A collection of slash-and-burn, guitar-driven rockers with socially-conscious lyrics and plenty of Shorty's typically menacing fretwork, the album will cement his status as one of the premiere instrumentalists in the blues.

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