Shawn Holt and The Teardrops
We are pleased to announce that the Big Man of the Blues, Blues Legend Magic Slim/Morris Holt (father of Shawn Holt) has been inducted into the 2017 Blues Hall of Fame! The Blues Foundation's 38th Annual Induction Ceremony will took place on May 10, 2017 at the Halloran Centre, Memphis, TN. RIP Magic!
Shawn Holt's perfectly titled debut CD "Daddy Told Me" on Blind Pig Records is available in record stores and digital delivery systerms everywhere.
Shawn Holt is the son of the Legendary Blues Master Magic Slim (Morris Holt). Shawn started playing the blues at the age of 17, when he went on the road with his father and The Teardrops. Shortly after that tour with his father, Shawn realized his genetic destiny and formed his own band. He has been watching, learning and playing the blues ever since. The blues world mourned the passing of Magic Slim (Morris Holt) in the Spring of 2013.
The high energy hard-driving sound of the Teardrops is still alive and well with Shawn Holt, a chip off the old block, fronting his dad's (Blues Legend Magic Slim) band. Shawn's booming vocals is more than a little reminiscent of his dad's, and his guitar playing while similar to Slim's, exhibits a broader mix of classic and contemporary influences. Shawn shows himself more than capable of leading the Teardrops into a new era. The torch has been passed.
Chicago Blues Guide: "Not many quartet blues ensembles today can reproduce the unique and deceptively simple lumps and blues that Magic Slim use to play. This band is unique in that it can and does effortlessly."
Vintage Guitar magazine added that it's "hard to beat this strong debut featuring a duet with John Primer and standout treatments of Holt's dad Magic Slim's signature lines."
The Washington Blues Society said, "Shawn Holt and The Teardrops shows us that Magic Slim's considerable gifts lives on, an excellent CD."
And speaking of Shawn's talent in particular, The Alternate Root said, "Holt's guitar has its knobs tuned to thrill. His fret work has flash but more importantly it has the ability to watch the road ahead to make sure that it twists and turns in all the right spots."
Bill Dahl of the Chicago Blues Guide wrote, "Shawn Holt, leading a second-generation lineup of Teardrops, proved conclusively he has what it takes to maintain the family legacy.
Shawn Holt and The Teardrops are winners for Best New Artist Debut - Daddy Told Me by the Blues Foundation (BMA) 2014. And also won the 2014 Blues Blast Music
Award for New Artist Debut Album - Daddy Told Me.
AUGUST EUROPEAN TOUR
Festival Blues en Lorie
La Charite, France
Swing Wespelaar Festival
Trois-Rivieres en Blues
Marquette Blues Festival
Bradfordville Blues Club
Hotel Zum Goldenen Lowen
*Dates, places and times are subject to change.
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