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Playlist of Rick Holmstrom

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    Rick Holmstrom Blues Band

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    The Rick Holmstrom Blues Band. There's an immense amount of beautifully understated talent in these three fellas. Mavis Staples absolutely knew what she was doing when she chose Rick and bassman Jeff Turmes to join her on her amazing musical journey. It's so good to see players who work with each other under the pressure of constant touring year in and year out as these two men do yet they STILL smile at each other's talents when a sound delights their ears. They actually listen in anticipation just like we as the audience do. The longtime musical partner and equally talented Steve Mugalian is featured on drums here. Words can't describe the beauty of the setting and the music from this night. This was recorded outdoors as the sunset descended on a gorgeous, warm July night in the wine country of Paso Robles, Ca. The concert was held at a delightful jewel in the country known as the boutique winery, Vines On The Marycrest. The winery is owned by a music loving couple who truly benefit their community by offering great wine throughout the year and fantastic music by their talented friends on a few of their warm summer nights. Go if you can! **Please make use of that HD180 tool since that will make this video look much better. Enjoy this little sip of Cali goodness.



    I'm Gone was a song featured on Rick's 2002 ear catching and musically creative release Hydraulic Groove. Buy it if you can find a copy.... Blues for the avant mind :-)

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    Rick Holmstrom 12-Bar Blues on No Guitar Is Safe podcast

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    Rick Holmstrom plays a soulful 12-Bar Blues Shuffle on No Guitar Is Safe podcast, hosted by Jude Gold.

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    Festival BluesCazorla 2007-Rick Holmstrom

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    XIII Edición de BluesCazorla Festival con Rick Holmstrom.

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    Ben Hernandez with Rick Holmstrom. My Babe. April 2018.

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    Marty Dodson. Drums. Scot Smart. Bass. Presented by Cadillac Zack. Monday Night Blues and Jam. Maui Sugar Mill Saloon. MSMS.

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    Mavis Staples w/ Rick Holmstrom Band 7/11/13 Ill Take You There

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    Last video from that night. The camera started to heat up and shut itself off before the song truly ends, but most of it is here. You gotta love Mavis...she's still got it. Such a warm, gentle soul and yet has the life and energy of a teenager. Not kidding! Rick's band is the perfect backing band for her style of music.

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    RICK HOLMSTROM & JAKE LA BOTZ

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    RICK HOLMSTROM & JAKE LA BOTZ 3-17-14. Video by anjani lynn white

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    Big Pete and Rick Holstrom. Way Down South.December 2017.

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    Big Pete. ( Pieter van der Pluijm ) Harp.Vocals. Rick Holmstrom. Guitar. Doug Mug Swanson. Bass. Stephen Hodges. Drums. Presented by Cadillac Zack. Monday Night Blues and Jam. Maui Sugar Mill Saloon. MSMS.

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    Rick Holmstrom Cruel Sunrise _ Owe You Everything _ Creepin In

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    BSMF RECORDS new release (2012/9/21)
    from the album
    Rick Holmstrom / Cruel Sunrise (BSMF-2307)
    Cruel Sunrise _ Owe You Everything (with Mavis Staples) _ Creepin' In

    ウェスト・コーストの職人ブルース・ギタリストが5年ぶりとなる渾身のアルバムをリリース!現在もバックを勤めるメイヴィス・ステイプルズも数曲で参加した充実のルーツ・ミュージック・サウンドは聴き応え十分。単なるブルース・ギタリストのアルバムに終わらない、スワンプ・ロックやR&Bのテイストなどもふんだんに取り入れた名曲の数々は、ソングライタ-、アレンジャーとしての実力を遺憾なく発揮している。彼にとってだけでなく今年度の最高傑作ブルース・アルバムだ。

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    Rick Holmstrom & Junior Watson gig Long Beach

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    Fun night of blues with Junior Watson and Rick Holmstrom 12-16-18 (Bill Stuve on bass, Jeff Turmes on Sax.)

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    Nachocaster Blackguard Tele Abigail w Rick Holmstrom

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    Rick Holmstrom playing some quick licks on my Nachocaster Blackguard Tele. Ron Ellis pickups.

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    The Memphis Kings with special guest Rick Holmstrom

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    Tommy Harkenrider, Marty Dodson, and MIchael Turturro at our weekly gig at the Beachfire Grill in San Clemente. Check my calander at tommyharkenriderguitar.com for upcoming guests.

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    Rick Holmstrom Band @ Beatnik Bandito - Santa Ana, Ca

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    Rick Holmstrom - Guitar, Jeff Turmes - Bass, Stephen Hodges - Drums

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    Rick Holmstrom - Gonna Get Wild

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    Johnny Dyer & Rick Holmstrom ~ If You Please&Little Girl Wont Quit 1994

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    Modern Electric Harmonica Chicago Blues 1994
    Enjoy , my friends !!!
    *Disclaimer: All audio & visual parts in my videos are the sole property of their respective owners.
    The videos are purely for entertainment and recreational purposes.
    No Copyright infringement intended!
    All rights go to their rightful owners.
    I do not own the rights of the music.
    For your information, if a band or an artist wishes one or some of the songs/videos to be removed from my channel's upload list, it is advisable to come into contact with me by sending a personal message and I will delete it or them as soon as possible.

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    Big Pete and Rick Holstrom.Smokestack Lightnin’December 2017.

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    Big Pete. ( Pieter van der Pluijm ) Harp.Vocals. Rick Holmstrom. Guitar. Doug Mug Swanson. Bass. Stephen Hodges. Drums. Presented by Cadillac Zack. Monday Night Blues and Jam. Maui Sugar Mill Saloon. MSMS.

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    Guitar Boogie Shuffle Twist // Rick Holmstrom - Note for note

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    note for note transcription of Guitar Boogie Shuffle Twist from Lookout (1996) by Rick L.A. Holmes Holmstrom

    Notation and Tablatures (7 PAGES) available via my website



    find me on Instagram and FaceBook



    #GuitarLesson #NoteForNote #Transcription

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    Rick Holmstrom Interview

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    Mavis Staples - Only the lord knows, Youre not Alone, Ill Take You There Live

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    Mavis Staples is a legend, but she's not stuck in the past. You probably know her work with her family band, The Staple Singers, which was all over the radio in the '70s with hits like Respect Yourself, Let's Do It Again and I'll Take You There (which she excerpts in her performance here).

    What you may not know is that Mavis Staples has been actively working with her fellow Chicago musician (and Wilco leader) Jeff Tweedy on her upcoming album, You Are Not Alone. Tweedy produced the record and wrote a few songs for her, as well — including the title track, which she sings here.

    The album was recorded at Wilco's studio, The Loft, and it includes songs by John Fogerty, Randy Newman, Rev. Gary Davis, Allen Toussaint and Pops Staples. You Are Not Alone also features a fine guest roster, including not only Tweedy (on bass, guitar and vocals), but also Nora O'Connor, Kelly Hogan and Wilco's Patrick Sansone on keys and vibes.

    Rick Holmstrom, the skilled guitarist who accompanies Staples here, also plays on the record and in her touring band. And while You Are Not Alone doesn't come out until Sept. 14, you can get a good idea of what a treat it is by watching this stripped-down but soulful Tiny Desk Concert.

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    Rick Holmstrom on William Clarke Band

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    Opening William Clarke show in November 24 - 1990.

    L.A. Holmes plays with Zach Zunis, Eddie Clarke and Buddy Clark on the bass.

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    Rick Holmstrom- Owe You Everything

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    'Owe You Everything (Feat. Mavis Staples)' off of Rick Holmstrom's album 'Cruel Sunrise.'



    Out now on M.C. Records

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    San Pedro Slim! Junior Watson! Rick Holmstrom, and more! LIVE!!

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    Southern California has some fine attributes...palm trees, great weather, a warm ocean, good lookin' chicks, and fancy cars to mention a few. BUT, the BEST thing it really has to offer is its great Blues music players! This is the guy everyone should know about, and his name is San Pedro Slim!!! Here we have a song, I Quit, from his fantastic 1st release Another Night On The Town which features one of his stage mates here, Rick Holmstrom, on guitar. Buy it if you find it! Be smart, educate yourself, and tell your friends...but only the ones you really like...you know, the cool ones who pay attention ;)
    Get to know him at
    Talk about a fun line-up here!
    Vocals/Harp: San Pedro Slim
    Guitars: Junior Watson and Rick Holmstrom
    Bass: Mike Turrturro
    Drums: Marty Dodson
    Sax: Jeff Petersen
    Thank you OC Blues for another grrrrreat day in life!
    You should own every recording any of these guys have ever put out! Get on that!
    Visit them at
    and
    ** Use that little flower tool deal up there to get better HD quality...and use the big screen too if you can. Hope you enjoy!! I sure did!

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    Rick Holmstrom - Fooled Ya

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    Rick Holmstrom - Fooled Ya (Storyville club, Helsinki/Finland) (Bill Troiani - bass, Alexander Pettersen - drums)

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    DANIEL RAFFO & KING SIZE HEAT IT

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    Show Jumpin´the Blues Café Homero 13/9/2013
    Daniel Raffo ( Guitarra )
    Pato Raffo ( Batería )
    Mariano D´Andrea ( Bajo )
    Tavo Doreste ( Teclados )

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    Mavis Staples feat. Rick Holmstrom - Freedom Highway

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    Mavis Staples and her band at the Strawberry Music Festival Fall 2008, Camp Mather/Yosemite California. Friday, Aug 29.

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    Johnny Dyer & Rick Holmstrom ~ Come Back Home 1994

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    Modern Electric Harmonica Chicago Blues 1994
    Enjoy , my friends !!!
    *Disclaimer: All audio & visual parts in my videos are the sole property of their respective owners.
    The videos are purely for entertainment and recreational purposes.
    No Copyright infringement intended!
    All rights go to their rightful owners.
    I do not own the rights of the music.
    For your information, if a band or an artist wishes one or some of the songs/videos to be removed from my channel's upload list, it is advisable to come into contact with me by sending a personal message and I will delete it or them as soon as possible.

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    Big Pete and Rick Holstrom. December 2017.

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    Big Pete. ( Pieter van der Pluijm ) Harp.Vocals. Rick Holmstrom. Guitar. Doug Mug Swanson. Bass. Stephen Hodges. Drums. Presented by Cadillac Zack. Monday Night Blues and Jam. Maui Sugar Mill Saloon. MSMS.

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    Big Pete and Rick Holstrom . I Got My Eyes On You. December 2017.

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    Big Pete. ( Pieter van der Pluijm ) Harp.Vocals. Rick Holmstrom. Guitar. Doug Mug Swanson. Bass. Stephen Hodges. Drums. Presented by Cadillac Zack. Monday Night Blues and Jam. Maui Sugar Mill Saloon. MSMS.

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    60 DeArmond R15T, Nachocaster, 62 Reverb Tank - Rick Holmstrom

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    Nachocaster Blackguard, '62 Brown Reverb tank, 1960 DeArmond R15T amp.

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    Rick Holmstrom - Peculiar Hop

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    Ben Hernandez with Rick Holmstrom. April 2018.

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    Marty Dodson. Drums. Scot Smart. Bass. Presented by Cadillac Zack. Monday Night Blues and Jam.Maui Sugar Mill Saloon. MSMS.

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    Mavis Staples Band: Stephen Hodges, Rick Holmstrom and Jeff Turmes

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    City Winery, NYC - 11/19/13

    Mavis Staples Band: Stephen Hodges (drums), Rick Holmstrom (guitar & vocals) and Jeff Turmes (bass, guitar & vocals)

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    Ben Hernandez.Rick Holmstrom.Jeff Ross.Hakon Hoye. I’m A Ding Dong Daddy.April 2018.

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    Marty Dodson. Drums. Scot Smart. Bass. Presented by Cadillac Zack. Monday Night Blues and Jam.Maui Sugar Mill Saloon. MSMS.

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    Too much fun with Junior Watson, Rick Holmstrom & friends!

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    Yessssss! You know you're in for a real treat when you have a chance to have a stage full of individual talent like this! If this doesn't make you wiggle, lookout 'cause you're dead!! :)
    Junior Watson, Rick Holmstrom, Jeff Petersen(sax), Mike Turturro(bass), and Marty Dodson(drums)...together and sharing the joy! Who couldn't love THESE guys?! Thank you OC Blues for another grrrrreat day in life!
    You should own every recording these guys have ever put out! Get on that!
    Visit them at
    and


    ** Use that little flower tool deal up there to get better HD quality...and use the big screen too if you can, add your imagination, and have a beer!

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    Rick Holmstrom covers Slim Harpo’s “I’m Going to Keep What I’ve Got”

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    Rick Holmstrom sitting in with James Harman and his band for the St. Hollywood Fatsrick Celebration in honor of his birthday. Troy Sandow on bass, Marty Dodson on drums, Mike Tempo on all things percussion. 3/17/18 Don the Beachcomber, Huntington Beach, CA.

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    Ben Hernandez with Rick Holmstrom. Too Hot . April 2018.

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    Marty Dodson. Drums. Scot Smart. Bass. Presented by Cadillac Zack. Monday Night Blues and Jam. Maui Sugar Mill Saloon. MSMS.

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    Rick Holmstrom Lillehammer Blues Festival 30/03/07

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    Rick Holmstrom with Bill Troiani bass & Alex Pettersen drums at the 2007 Lillehammer Blues Festival in Norway.

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    Darren Watson jamming with The Rick Holmstrom Band

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    Liquid Kitty, West Pico, LA.

    New Zealand blues songwriter is invited to play a tune by LA guitar legend Rick Holmstrom.

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    One Night of Sin - with Junior Watson

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    Awesome rendition of One Night of Sin - performed by Junior Watson & Rick Holmstrom 12-16-18 Long Beach, CA

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    Rick Holmstrom- Lord Please

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    'Lord Please (Feat. Mavis Staples)' off of Rick Holmstrom's album 'Cruel Sunrise'



    Out now on M.C. Records

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    Rick Holmstrom- I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

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    Featuring Jeff Turmes on bass and Jerry McWorter on drums
    12/17/17 Joe’s Great American Bar and Grill
    Burbank, CA

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    Rick Holmstrom - Knock Yourself Out

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    Rick Holmstrom - Pee Wees Nightmare

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    Personnel - Andy Kaulkin - keyboards & electronics, Jeff Turmes - upright bass, Steve Mugalian - drums, Rick Holmstrom - guitar.

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    Look Out! Junior Watson & Rick Holstrom Swingin 11-12-2011

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    Junior and Rick blowin' the roof off it at the Lynwood Slim Benefit at the Tiki Bar

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    Jump Blues Guitar Lesson - ii-V Turnaround

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    FOR PRIVATE LESSONS VIA SKYPE OR IN PERSON:

    Here's a quick and easy ii-V turnaround idea for a jump blues. I believe I grabbed this one from the great Rick Holmstrom. Be sure to leave any questions in the comments below. Thanks for watching!

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    Rick Holmstrom Jeff Turmes and Stephen Hodges - Descanso

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    Rick Holmstrom - guitar, Jeff Turmes - bass, Stephen Hodges - drums
    Written by Rick Holm
    strom

    Descanso - rest, relaxation.
    (also a roadside memorial. A marker that usually commemorates a site where a person died suddenly and unexpectedly, away from home).

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    Rick Holmstrom - Finis Tasby 3 @ the Sugar Mill 1-31-2011

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    Cadillac Zack's weekly blues jam @ the Maui Sugar Mill in Tarzana, Ca.
    Special guests Rick Holmstrom (guitar), Finis Tasby (vocals), Damon Van Buren (guitar), with the rhythm section consisting of Rick Reed (bass) Rena Beavers (drums)

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    Rick Holmstrom 1 of 7 at the Sugar Mill Saloon 8/23/10

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    Cadillac Zack's weekly Blues Jam at the Sugar Mill Saloon in Tarzana, California. Video and Sound by Matt Olivo.

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    Rick Holmstrom 6 of 7 at the Sugar Mill Saloon 8/23/10

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    Sugar Mill Saloon 8/23/10. A/V by Matt Olivo

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    James Harman and his band, featuring Rick Holmstrom

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    James Harman on vocals on harmonica, Rick Holmstrom on guitar, Troy Sandow on bass, Mart Dodson on drums, Mike Tempo percussion. 3/17/18 Don the Beachcomber, Huntington Beach, CA.

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