Contact: Lisa Alexander, PR Marketing Manager
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(Pittsburgh, PA)- Calliope welcomes The Holmes Brothers with Ada Dyer to Carnegie Lecture Hall (Oakland) on Saturday, February 28, 2015, 7:30 PM.
Tickets are available by contacting the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915, or by visiting our website: www.calliopehouse.org. $39 / $23 student rush w/ ID, (prices include handling fee).
For additional information, contact Calliope at (412) 361-1915.
Since their debut on Rounder in 1989, The Holmes Brothers have worked virtually non-stop. In addition to their four critically acclaimed Rounder albums, they recorded Jubilation for Peter Gabriel’s Real World label in 1992, becoming the first American group to record for the standout world music imprint.
After signing with Alligator in 2001, The Holmes Brothers released the magnificent Speaking In Tongues, produced by Osborne, who also sang backup vocals throughout. With help from Grammy-winning engineer Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow’s The Globe Sessions), The Holmes Brothers created a contemporary album of spiritual soul music. The Holmes Brothers appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman, The CBS Saturday Early Show, as well as National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition, A Prairie Home Companion and Mountain Stage. They were the subject of features and reviews in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Newsweek, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Examiner and countless other publications. Greg Kot of The Chicago Tribune called it a “joyous, foot-stomping carnival…a gift to the world of music.”
2004’s Simple Truths found The Holmes Brothers receiving even more attention, as reviews ran in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, New York Post, and many other publications. They
2007’s State Of Grace continued the upward trend. Again the band performed on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Features and reviews ran in USA Today, The New York Times, Billboard, Time Out New York, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and many other publications. The album won the Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Album of the Year. Rolling Stone called it “impressive, fervent country soul.”
With their deeply soulful singing, uplifting harmonies and unsurpassed musicianship, The Holmes Brothers continue to grow as artists. Billboard declares, “It seems like The Holmes Brothers get more assured and exciting with each passing year. They remain a musical force unto themselves.” Triumphing over adversity led directly to the creation of Feed My Soul, as the band turned what may have been a career-ending event into the best album in their long history. With the depth of the songwriting and the power of their performances on this new album – The Holmes Brothers serve their extended family of devoted listeners a rich musical banquet for the soul.
In 1981, Dyer relocated from Chicago to New York City, where she embarked upon a prolific career in theater and jingles. She released two solo albums on Motown Records and also recorded with such artists as Steely Dan, Cher, Sting, Luther Vandross, Amy Grant, Marc Cohn, Roberta Flack, and Michael Bolton. Leading her own band, she has toured internationally, and she has also performed with the likes of Sting, Chaka Khan, Lenny Kravitz, Roberta Flack, J Geils Band, Boz Scaggs, and The Holmes Brothers. Credits include appearing with The Holmes Brothers on Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Founded in 1976, Calliope is a non-profit music organization that organizes and administers a variety of concert series, a folk music school, and educational outreach programs. As the premier promoter of roots music in southwestern Pennsylvania, Calliope’s mission is to promote and preserve traditional and contemporary heritage-based music and its allied arts. Calliope programs are supported in part by the A.W. Mellon Education and Charitable Trust Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, The Allegheny County sales tax revenues awarded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Heinz endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, University of Pittsburgh Library System, and an anonymous donor. Calliope also thanks the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Chatham University.
-- Lisa Alexander, MFA PR Marketing Manager Calliope 6300 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15232 412-361-1915 www.calliopehouse.org