Wednesday, Sep 18th, 2019
Their name is Al Holliday & The East Side Rhythm Band. They are a natural, genuine St. Louis Soul band – and that ain’t even half the story.
There is just one ride-or-die band family who does their thing the way they do – a band who can sound as hot and as thick as the breath of the Mississippi River in the St. Louis summertime, and can turn around and lay it down as cool as the breeze. Music lovers draw some comparisons to treasured groups like the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Delaney & Bonnie, and Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs & Englishmen – but AL HOLLIDAY & THE EAST SIDE RHYTHM BAND, with the muddy water in their veins – no doubt, come with their very own game. The young man and the band bring a package only describable as essentially American – a sound distinct to the “Big Muddy” and their river city home where the four winds blow.