Holmes was joined by Richmond artists on Wednesday, May 31st.
JAMinc partnered with folklorist Jon Lohman’s Center for Cultural Vibrancy to present Sherman Holmes and Friends on May 31st at Mary Munford’s wonderfully retro auditorium. The surviving Holmes Brother and gospel/blues giant was joined by the incomparable Cora Harvey Armstrong, Almeta Ingram-Miller and Carrie Jackson of the legendary Ingramettes, young blues harp master Andrew Alli and stellar guitarist Jared Pool.
With only a few hours rehearsal that afternoon, the seasoned group rendered a moving selection of favorites from the Sherman Holmes Project on M.C. Records with a few jaw-dropping solo performances by Armstrong and Alli. The entire concert was professionally recorded and will be featured on an upcoming edition of the JAMinc Presents public radio series on VPM Music later this year.
About Sherman Holmes
The Holmes Brothers thrilled audiences for more than four decades, performing in over 50 countries, sharing the stage with the likes of Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel and Odetta along the way. Sherman Holmes was the group’s senior member, serving up ample portions of supple bass lines and an ever present ear-to-ear grin for his younger Telecaster-wielding brother Wendell and the rock solid drumbeats of their brother-by- another-mother Popsy Dixon. Popsy and Wendell both passed in 2015, but Sherman has continued to carry the torch, and in 2017 he released the critically acclaimed Richmond Sessions under the name of the Sherman Holmes Project, an eclectic collection of musicians spanning bluegrass to gospel to funk, produced by former Virginia State Folklorist Jon Lohman.
Among the many great Virginia musicians joining Sherman on the recording were Richmond’s talented multi-instrumentalist Jared Pool and everyone’s favorite gospel sweethearts, the Legendary Ingramettes. Jared and the Ingramettes will be joining Sherman along with the stunningly gifted gospel singer and pianist Cora Harvey Armstrong and young blues harmonica phenom Andrew Alli, as the Center for Cultural Vibrancy and JAMinc present the Sherman Holmes Project, in concert at Mary Munford Elementary School auditorium the evening of Wednesday, May 31st. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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