Tony Holiday

Date: Thursday, March 21 2024

$20 (members) | $25 (non-members)
Doors open at 6
Tickets and memberships at centraldelawareblues.com
“Blending the cool blues-rock of acts like The Black Keys and North Mississippi Allstars with a Memphis soul sound. . .” ---Glide Magazine
There's something about Tony Holiday that draws people together. In fact, community has been at the core of Holiday's young career from the beginning. Since relocating from Salt Lake City to Memphis in 2017, Holiday has been at the center of a soul blues revival in Memphis, anchored by a contingent of young, savvy well-schooled musicians with a "family-like" attitude and a strong belief in one another. Mentored by past legends, Holiday and this loose Memphis collective are building on the city's rich traditions and carrying them forward.
Motel Mississippi, Holiday's 2nd solo album, was recorded about an hour outside Memphis in Coldwater, Mississippi, at Zebra Ranch, the studio of the late great Memphis legend Jim Dickinson (The Rolling Stones, Big Star).
Combining the sounds of North Mississippi Hill Country, Delta Blues, and Memphis soul, Motel Mississippi is equal parts hypnotic blues, driving soul, and juke joint stomper. The album consists of six originals and two covers, "Rob & Steal" by Paul Wine Jones and "Nobody But You" by Asie Payton.
The drone and drive of songs like "Rob & Steal" and "Get By" contrast with juke joint grooves like "Just As Gone" while diving into new territory with the Cajun-infused double harmonica instrumental "Yazoo River." The album was recorded by another mainstay of recent Memphis recording, Kevin Houston (Southern Avenue, North Mississippi Allstars, G. Love).
Other musicians on the album include Lee Williams Jr. on drums, Terrance Grayson on Bass, Aubrey McCrady on guitar, Jake Friel on Harmonica, and Mikey Junior on backup vocals.

Upcoming Dates For This Event:
  • Thursday, March 21
    • 720 Pear St Dover, Delaware
  • Location: Vets Post #2
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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