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Unlikely, I know.

Posted on May 07, 2015 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

Once or twice, usually when trying to avoid thinking about something else---I've thought that I should organize a festival with a lineup including only bands/musicians who have used my straps + etc over the years. This would ideally happen in my back yard, with the spirits of Rowland S. Howard and Mark Linkous acting as emcees. #spiritualized #low #slowdive #wilco #leeranaldo #stephenomalley #swans #deathvessel #mymorningjacket#deanwareham #megafaun #neilhalstead #sunno)))

Posted in Carl Broemel, Dean Wareham, Death Vessel, John Murry, Lee Ranaldo, Low, Megafaun, My Morning Jacket, Neil Halstead, Slowdive, Sunn O))), Swans, Tom Blankenship, Wilco

Dean Wareham / KEXP

Posted on July 28, 2014 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

The HOLMES front office would like to thank the rock gods for inducing Dean Wareham to choose his Fano for this KEXP session. 

Posted in Dean Wareham

Dean Wareham / Bell House

Posted on December 02, 2013 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

Finally getting to scope a HOLMES strap in use on Dean Wareham's Fano PX6. At the Bell House, Brooklyn, 11/29. 

Good things happening as we sail on to the end of the year...

Posted in Dean Wareham, Fano, Galaxie 500, Luna

Dean Wareham + HOLMES

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Ray Holmes | 1 Comment

File under: the year gets even better. A shop-fresh HOLMES custom strap on Dean Wareham's Fano PX6. Dean and his apparently endless powers (see: Galaxie 500, Luna, Dean & Britta) have long played a significant role in my musical landscape, and as it turns out he's quite the gentleman as well. The honor is all mine on this one.

As a side note---purely as an aesthetic object, how awesome is that Fano guitar?

Posted in Britta Phillips, Dean & Britta, Dean Wareham, Fano, Galaxie 500, Luna