Film, Video The Sherman Holmes Project with Brooks Long & Phil Wiggins
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- The Sherman Holmes Project with Brooks Long & Phil Wiggins
- In this concert, Sherman Holmes and Brooks Long are joined by the great blues harmonica player Phil Wiggins.
- Event Date
- April 15, 2015
- - A native of Washington, D.C., Phil Wiggins spent most of his career playing as a duo with the late John Cephas. Besides being a renowned harmonica player, he is also a gifted songwriter and singer. As a harmonica-guitar duo, Cephas & Wiggins were uniquely able to exemplify the synthesis of African and European elements which co-exist in the blues.
- - In late 2013, Wendell Holmes began working with young Baltimore rock'n'soul musician Brooks Long, and for the past year, Holmes has been formally mentoring Brooks with the assistance of a Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship Award.
- - Wendell and Sherman Holmes grew up playing the same mixture of music they draw from today: gospel, soul, R&B, country, and blues. In the 1970s, Wendell met and performed with drummer Willie "Popsy" Dixon, who was also a native Virginian. The brothers and Popsy formed the Holmes Brothers band. The group performed to national, and later international, audiences and recorded with stars such as Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Odetta, Phoebe Snow, Willie Nelson, Freddie Roulette and Rosanne Cash.
- Related Resources
- American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
- Music & Performing Arts at the Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/
- More on the Sherman Holmes Project: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
- Running Time
- 4 hours 15 minutes 2015 seconds
- Online Format
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