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The Holmes Brothers: Where It's At (Rounder); The Tom Russell Band: Hurricane Season (Philo/Rounder)

John Swenson, Rolling Stone, 20 February 1992

MUSICIANS WHO live in New York City have often learned the hard way that the music industry can he short-sighted when it comes to recognizing talent in its own back yard. Many bands that dreamed of shots at the big time have long since had to accept that the reason they're still playing — at age forty and beyond — is for the fun, not the glory. But now such scaled-down expectations help some of these musicians stand out against a contemporary talent pool long on flash but short on substance. The Holmes Brothers' Where It's At and the Tom Russell Band's Hurricane Season are prime examples of this emerging scene of veteran New York artists.

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