Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Helps Jimmy "Duck" Holmes Bring Out The Blues

The 72-year old classic blues artist Jimmy "Duck" Holmes recently released his new studio album "Cypress Groove," which was produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. The album features Auerbach, as well as some other special guests like Marcus King, Eric Deaton and Sam Bacco on Duck's new eleven track release.

The album begins with stark acoustic strumming of "Hard Times," as Holmes feels like shouting out the lyrics to get his point across. Dan Auerbach's influence is heard on the steady, southern groove of "Catfish Blues," which perfectly matches Holmes' weathered vocals. The pace picks up with the train-like rhythm of "Goin' Away Baby," before guitarist Marcus King lends some sweet slide-guitar work to "Rock Me." The album closes with Holmes returning to the acoustic guitar for the picking and tapping of "Devil Got My Woman," before the boogie, blues-shuffle of "Train Train" and keeping the steady backdrop for Holmes to finish with the story of "Two Women." To find out more about Jimmy "Duck" Holmes' latest release "Cypress Groove," please visit his Facebook page at

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