- "I Want You to Want Me"
- "Gasoline Drawers"
- "Close the Door"
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Fervent, soulful vibrato and strong harmonies lie at the core of The Holmes Brothers' soulful blues music, heard here during the band's ninth appearance on Mountain Stage. In 2007, the band released State of Grace, a typically diverse collection featuring originals and reworked contemporary songs.
The band opens with a cover of Cheap Trick's massive hit "I Want You to Want Me." Band member Wendell Holmes wrote the funky "Gasoline Drawers," while "Close the Door" is an original by Sherman Holmes. The brothers are joined by their longtime friend and drummer Popsy Dixon, who rounds out the group's three-part vocal onslaught. State of Grace includes guest vocalists Levon Helm, Rosanne Cash and Joan Osborne.