Sherman Holmes in Virginia Living

Don Harrison has a beautiful profile of Sherman in Virginia Living:

The Holmes Brothers were known for transforming other peoples’ songs—from Jim Reeves to Cheap Trick—and Sherman’s deconstructing of Ben Harper (“Homeless Child”), Marvin Gaye (“Don’t Do It”) and Vince Gill (“Liza Jane “) is masterful and inclusive. There are no genres here. “I refer to it as Americana,” Holmes says of the sound. “It’s American music, you know.”

Read the full Virginia Living column here. 

Blues Blast Magazine

Marty Gunther of Blues Blast magazine took a listen and loved the fresh spin Sherman put on some of these tunes. 

Fans can rejoice, however. Even though the Holmes Brothers are no more, Sherman has picked things up basically where that group left off. Like the predecessor, this ensemble delivers its music – and plenty of joy – by unabashedly taking familiar tunes from several genres and reworking them into songs that become totally their own.

Read the full review in this issue of Blues Blast. 

American Blues Scene reviews The Richmond Sessions

JD Nash had a lot of love for the gospel influences on Sherman Holmes Project's The Richmond Sessions. 

Make no mistake, the music of The Richmond Sessions took us to church. We’re not talking about one of those Megachurches often seen in evangelical broadcasts. This is tent revival, foot stomping, back to the roots of it, church. The very first track sets the tone. Filled with fiddle, banjo, dobro and lofting vocals, the traditional hymn, “Rock of Ages,” rocked our socks off. Other great, gospel classics include the Holmes favored, “I Want Jesus,” and “Wide River.”

Read the entire review and see a video here. 

The Richmond Sessions reviewed by Scott Barretta in the Clarion-Ledger

Renowned blues scholar Scott Barretta wrote a fantastic review of the Sherman Holmes Project last week in the Clarion-Ledger out of Jackson, Mississippi. 

One of the most interesting recent releases this summer is “The Richmond Sessions” by the Sherman Holmes Project, featuring the surviving member of the celebrated blues/soul trio the Holmes Brothers. The Project continues the eclectic musical approach of the trio, with a heavy focus on country sounds alongside distinctive takes on classics from rock, southern soul, and gospel.

The full review is worth your time, read it here.