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Playlist of Rick Holmstrom

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  • Vault Sessions: Rick Holmstrom

    5:20

    In this episode of the Vault Sessions, Rick Holmstrom talks Nocasters and shares some tasty Tele licks. Rick has previously worked with William Clarke, Johnny Dyer, and Rod Piazza. He is currently the bandleader for Mavis Staples. In addition, Holmstrom has played and recorded with Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold, Booker T. Jones, Jody Williams, and R. L. Burnside.

    Season 3 is packed with great players so click the subscribe button for updates. Coming soon: Jimmy Herring, Samantha Fish, Andy Wood, and dozens more.

    These sessions help keep the music alive by helping the Songbirds Foundation raise money to buy guitars for kids…check out our website to find out more— songbirdsfoundation.org. Thanks to our sponsors— The Riverview Foundation, Schillhahn-Huskey Foundation, GHS Strings, and Todd Sharp Amplifiers. Special thanks to John Dooley for the great video work.

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  • Rick Holmstrom Blues Band

    4:24

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

    4:10

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

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

    1:06

    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

    1:3:13

    XIII Edición de BluesCazorla Festival con Rick Holmstrom.

  • Rick Holmstrom - Gonna Get Wild

    3:54

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

    3:31

    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



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  • Nachocaster Blackguard Tele Abigail w Rick Holmstrom

    1:04

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

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    2:29

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  • Ben Hernandez with Rick Holmstrom. April 2018.

    6:01

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

  • Rick Holmstrom - Fooled Ya

    4:30

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

  • The Memphis Kings with special guest Rick Holmstrom

    5:52

    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.

  • Rick Holmstrom Cruel Sunrise _ Owe You Everything _ Creepin In

    6:17

    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。

  • Rick Holmstrom - The William Clarke Band - 1990

    2:11

    Live from The Bucks County Blues Society Picinic in Levittown PA on July 21st 1990

  • Rick Holmstrom on Pops and Mavis Staples

    3:50

  • Rick Holmstrom- I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

    5:06

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

  • Rick Holmstrom - Jungle Ball

    3:27

    Guitar: Rick Holmstrom
    Drums: Steve Mugalian
    Bas: Tyler Pedersen
    Piano: Andy Kaulkin
    Sax: Jeff Turmes

    Recorded 6/5/95

    Produced by Rick Holmstrom

    #RickHolmstrom

  • Rick Holmstrom - Peculiar Hop

    6:06

  • Rick Holmstrom & Junior Watson gig Long Beach

    3:09

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

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

    4:30

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

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  • Rick Holmstrom- Lord Please

    4:33

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



    Out now on M.C. Records

  • Rick Holmstrom Band Instrumental #1 7/11/13

    3:16

    Same time and place as part 2 on this clip more prominently features some of Jeff Turmes' slide guitar playing. Man the guy plays a mean bass, but dang he plays a badass slide guitar too!

    Guitar: Rick Holmstrom
    Slide Guitar: Jeff Turmes
    Drums: Stephen Hodges

  • Rick Holmstrom - Pee Wees Nightmare

    5:07

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

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

    13:55

    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.

  • Big Pete and Rick Holstrom. Early In The Morning. December 2017.

    8:06

    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.

  • Phlazzbo // Rick Holmstrom Note for note

    2:31

    note for note transcription of Rick Holmstrom's tune Phlazzbo from the album Gonna Get Wild (2000)
    Notation and Tablatures available via my website



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  • Rick Holmstrom Lillehammer Blues Festival 30/03/07

    4:30

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

  • RICK HOLMSTROM & JAKE LA BOTZ

    6:03

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

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

    4:23

    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.

  • Rick Holmstrom Band at New Village Arts on 1/13/13

    12:42

    Rick Holmstrom, guitar and vocals
    Jeff Turmes, bass and sax
    Stephen Hodges, drums and percussion

    These guys tour and record with the legendary Mavis Staples. They do a pretty good job on their own as well!

  • Swingin and Jumpin with Rick Holmstrom!

    2:21

    Raoul Bhaneja of Raoul and The Big Time with Rick Holmstrom (guitar), Jeff Turmes (bass) and Stephen Hodges (drums) at Joe's Great American Bar and Grill in Burbank, CA on Feb. 3rd 2013.

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  • Rick Holmstrom

    1:35

    Critical to the Mavis Staples performance was her backing band; guitarist Rick Holmstrom, bassist Jeff Turmes and drummer Stephen Hodges. Holstrom's interplay with Mavis Staples echoed the sound of The Staples family with patriarch, Pops Staples at the helm.

    I'd been touring in a blues band since the late '80's, and a friend turned me on to Pops Staples in the mid-'90's, I used to listen to a tape of his songs while I was driving and coming down after a gig. It was quiet, airy, perfect stuff, and Pops' style just started seeping into my own songs. When I started playing with Mavis, I wanted to use some of that.
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  • Rick Holmstrom on William Clarke Band

    4:33

    Opening William Clarke show in November 24 - 1990.

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

  • Big Pete and Rick Holmstrom .That Ain’t It . December 2017.

    9:12

    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.

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

    4:12

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

  • San Pedro Slim, Rick Holmstrom, Junior Watson & Friends!

    5:13

    A rare sighting of the man, the myth, the multi-talented legend known as San Pedro Slim! Here, on a beautiful day in sunny Southern California, he is joined by the brilliant and spontaneous talent of Rick Holmstrom, Junior Watson, Mike Turturro, and Marty Animal Dodson. It was a very good day indeed. Hope you enjoy! ** Use that little flower tool deal up there to get better HD quality...and use the big screen too if you can! :)
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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.

  • Rick Holmstrom Descanso

    5:50

  • 2000 LBS of Blues with Rick Holmstrom

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    2000 LBS of Blues ~ Harvelles New Years Eve with Rick Holmstrom Pink Arguello

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

    5:37

    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.

  • Big Pete and Rick Holstrom. December 2017.

    5:59

    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.

  • Rick Holmstrom - Knock Yourself Out

    2:56

  • Red Jones 15/30 Amp with Fender Blackguard - Rick Holmstrom #1

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    Red Jones 15/30 Head, Brown '62 Fender Reverb Tank, Rick's '53 Blackguard.

  • Rick Holmstrom 1960 DeArmond R15T Amp 53 Fender Blackguard Telecaster

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    '60 DeArmond R15T amp, '62 Fender Reverb Tank, '53 Blackguard.

  • Marseille

    1:30

    Provided to YouTube by Kontor New Media GmbH

    Marseille · Dick Holmström, Ari Hakulinen, Arto Rintamäki & Bert Karlsson

    Vysotskij - Katkennut laulu

    ℗ Turun Tähtituotanto Oy

    Released on: 1995-08-01

    Artist: Dick Holmström
    Artist: Ari Hakulinen
    Artist: Arto Rintamäki
    Artist: Bert Karlsson
    Arranger, Singer: Dick Holmström
    Arranger: Ari Hakulinen
    Arranger: Bert Karlsson
    Composer: Traditional
    Lyricist, Arranger: Arto Rintamäki
    Lyricist: Vladimir Vysotski
    Music Publisher: Turun Tähtituotanto Oy
    Sound Engineer: Kim Engblom

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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

    4:32

    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
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    ** 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!

  • Rick Holmstrom Sick Guitar Tone Extravaganza!

    2:43

    Forget the video -- all about TONE here. Rick Holmstrom playing a small club in Santa Ana, CA Dec. 2017.

  • Ben Hernandez.Rick Holmstrom.Jeff Ross. Hakon Hoye. She’s Tuff.April 2018.

    3:31

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

  • James Harman Band featuring Rick Holmstrom

    7:10

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

  • Rick Holmstrom Jeff Turmes and Stephen Hodges - Descanso

    5:46

    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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