selling tens of millions of records around the world with Aerosmith and
Ted Nugent, Brad Whitford and Derek St. Holmes have reunited for their
second record and world tour. Whitford St. Holmes’ self-titled debut
received strong radio play as well as critical reviews followed by a
very successful run of US dates. However, shortly after its release
their respective camps reunited and those schedules simply did not allow
for a follow up…until now! The newly reunited lineup also features
drummer Troy Luccketta from Tesla and Nashville A-lister, bassist
Chopper Anderson. The band’s second release is slated for early 2016
with a new single released this past fall. Look for new Whitford / St.
Holmes tour dates to be announced! As Brad and Derek put it, “We are so
excited for this record and we absolutely cannot wait to get out there
and share it with all of our fans….check that, FRIENDS!”
matter. Especially on a debut album. Time and attention-strapped
listeners size up an artist within a song or two, then move on or delve
in further. Fortunately, it only takes Margo Price about twenty-eight
seconds to convince you that you're hearing the arrival of a singular
new talent. "Hands of Time," the opener on 'Midwest Farmer's Daughter'
(coming Spring 2016, Third Man Records), is an invitation, a mission
statement and a starkly poetic summary of the 32-year old singer's life,
all in one knockout, self-penned punch. Easing in over a groove of
sidestick, bass and atmospheric guitar, Price sings, "When I rolled out
of town on the unpaved road, I was fifty-seven dollars from bein' broke .
. ." It has the feel of the first line of a great novel or opening
scene in a classic film. There's an expectancy, a brewing excitement.
And as the song builds, strings rising around her, Price recalls
hardships and heartaches -- the loss of her family's farm, the death of
her child, problems with men and the bottle. There is no self-pity or
over-emoting. Her voice has that alluring mix of vulnerability and
resilience that was once the province of Loretta and Dolly. It is a
tour-de-force performance that is vivid, deeply moving and all true.