Jimmy “Duck” Holmes is the embodiment of raw country blues and is regarded as the last of the Bentonia Bluesmen. Holmes is the last person taught to play the blues by Henry Stuckey, the man who taught Skip James and Jack Owens, and his music evokes the dry, ghostly sounds of his mentors. He is a celebrated and award-winning country blues musician who has released several award winning CDs. His first CD, “Back to Bentonia” won the Living Blues award for Best Debut and Best Acoustic Blues Album of the Year for 2006. His other CDs have also received critical acclaim, including being named a top ten blues album by National Public Radio. Holmes’ music has been described as “imbued with earthy beauty” by Blues in Britain Magazine, “ethereal, stark and emotional” by blues author Robert Gordon and “dark and emotionally honest” by Blues Review Magazine. For booking inquiries and information, contact Dick Waterman at 662-234-7272 or Michael Schulze at 501-717-1782.
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