Album Review of
See That Light

Written by Duane Verh
December 27, 2020 - 7:07pm EST
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Stripped-to-the-bone rock and blues laced with particularly personal sounding lyric sets is the tasty fare served up by guitarist Rick Holmstrom.  The Venice CA-based bandleader for Mavis Staples made good use of a tour-less stretch steering a back-to-the-basics trio format into varied roots-bound regions.  Fretwork is consistently mood-appropriate: whether the uncomplicated articulation of the ballad “Lonesome Sound” or the bite of the acerbic “Keep It Hid”.  Grooves are a treat throughout; kudos to always-in-the-pocket drummer Steve Mugalian.