Rick Holmstrom


Rick Holmstrom is my hands down favorite guitar player.

Legend is Howlin' Wolf sent a 19 year old guitarist Hubert Sumlin, to study with a 66 year old "opera guitar" player. Makes perfect sense somehow. The language of the blues guitar is ancient. Rick speaks it. Rick speaks the secret language. Spoken by guys who beat on fences with sticks. Blues maestro's who invented fucking, spontaneity, and the diddley bow. There's some kind of goofy middle class novelty to the blues now, but it wasn't always that way. Rick is living proof.