Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, proprietor of Blue Front in Bentonia, Mississippi, sees his blues released on Gonna Get Old Someday, a Fat Possum/ Big Legal Mess label project.
Holmes’ approach to the music is stripped and stark, getting to the essence of what drives everyday life. Playing with Calvin Jackson on percussion and Bud Spires on harmonica, Holmes’ wailing adds urgency to the galvanizing "Shade Tree." "Devil Blues" has the "Duck" straining to hit the high notes with harrowing consistency. It’s a bravura performance that keeps the listener struck by sheer hypnotism. "Done Broke Dow" and the title track make it worth re-discovering this hard-working master of the genre.
Produced by Amos Harvey and recorded at Pluto Farm , Mississippi, Gonna Get Old Someday brings the deep south of Jimmy "Duck" Holmes to a new generation of enthusiasts.
Gonna Get Old Someday is out now on Fat Possum.