"IT IS WHAT IT IS" - ALBUM - LP
This is Jimmy's only album on vinyl so we did it right. We pressed it in France on 180g vinyl. It feels like an old 78! People have taken notice and have made it one of the best reviewed albums of the year. Paste Magazine, Living Blues Magazine, American Blues Scene, Glide, No Depression, Soul Bag, Blues Blast, Blues Rag and others have called the record, "brilliant," "hypnotic," and a "classic."
“Make No Mistake: Jimmy Duck Holmes is a major blues figure, the most important active performer in the country blues tradition.” And "Brilliant." - Geoffrey Himes, Paste Magazine
"Command performance ... hypnotic ... perfect ... when you can get your hands on something this legendary, you do it, without hesitation." - J.D. Nash - American Blues Scene Magazine
"Precious few artists have direct connections to early blues styles, and on “It Is What It Is,” Holmes offers a welcome and carefully balanced blend of innovation and adherence to tradition." - Scott Barretta, Mississippi Blues historian.
"Hypnotic. . . compelling . . . . Blues enthusiasts who enjoy their blues raw and honest will relish It Is What It Is" - Stephen A. King, Living Blues Magazine