LIVE: The Holmes Brothers @ The Egg, 3/5/10

March 11th, 2010, 4:01 pm by Greg

Popsy Dixon, Sherman Holmes and Wendell Holmes

Popsy Dixon, Sherman Holmes and Wendell Holmes


The members of opening act Scrapomatic settled into their chairs onstage at The Egg. Vocalist Mike Mattison thanked the headliners not only for the opportunity to share a stage with them, but also for their dedication to keeping the American music tradition alive.

“Here’s a song that we wrote,” Mattison added. “It’s called ‘Louisiana Anna.’ 1,2…”

Suddenly, his introduction was interrupted by the intrusive ring tone of a cell phone. While members of the crowd began casting accusatory glances at their fellow audience members, Mattison sheepishly reached into his shirt pocket, pulled out his cell phone, turned it off and put it away.

Not exactly an auspicious beginning…

But wait, there’s more…

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