About the Band
Their name is Al Holliday & The East Side Rhythm Band and 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.
Al Holliday’s most recent release, 4963 (Forty-nine-sixty-three), takes its’ name from the old brick house where the band recorded the entire album live to analog tape. The tracks capture living, breathing performances and tell their conscious, funky stories of love and survival. The band’s third full-length finds them seasoned and most at home, in more ways than one - but it also marks the beginning of a prolific recording period of an empowered and endowed creative tribe that has fully seized the musical means of production.
Believe it or not, this year is primed for not one, but TWO releases from Al Holliday & The East Side Rhythm Band - the community-based project: All St. Louis Revue Vol. I, as well as the band’s own natural Christmas album. Al Holliday & The East Side Rhythm Band is also excited to announce that they have begun work on their fourth full-length album due out in 2020.
Look for the band on their second European tour this fall and across the US as well. Stream ‘em on Spotify, and remember: all your favorite bands sound best on vinyl and compact disc.