Tony Holiday - 2020 album "Soul Service":
#9 Billboard Blues Album chart
#1 Australian Blues & Roots Airplay chart
There are many young players on the current international blues scene and Tony Holiday is one that stands out amongst the finest!
Tony Holiday, a vocalist and harmonica player hailing from Memphis TN, has been recognized by peers such as Charlie Musselwhite and James Harman as a rising star in the community. His 2020 Vizztone release "Soul Service" is currently topping the charts worldwide, while his 2019 release "Tony Holiday Porch Sessions", also on the Vizztone label, brought huge accolades and widespread recognition for the passion and quality of his music.
Tony, on vocals and harp, brings out that old school voice that is sometimes missing from the Blues scene today. It harkens back to when the Blues were just finding their way in the new electric age. In that transition, the sounds that were coming out of the local independent record labels in Memphis and that you might of heard from the King Biscuit Hour in its later years... OR on one of the other many stations that spotted the value of the Blues. His passion and vocal strength with a soulman’s heart and wicked sense of impish humor blend to let you enjoy those deep blues and then chuckle when you might not otherwise have done so.
Holiday fearlessly crosses the line between traditional Blues and Soul and modern day Americana with brilliant writing expressing Holiday's poetic side, humor and touching on issues like Love, Heartache and Stories from Holiday's traveling lifestyle. A combination of a family man and a road dog, Holiday finds the balance in his life as well as his music. Keeping a tight leash on his vocal control and harmonica tone Holiday has been named in the top 10 young harmonica players in the country via Rick Estrin and Blues Harmonica Player Forum.
"Tony Holiday is a vocalist and harp player who is rapidly emerging as a star on the international blues scene. He has been recognized by blues legends like Charlie Musselwhite and Rick Estrin as one of the finest up-and-comers in the game right now and is steadily building his own legend one gig at a time"
BLUES ROCK & MUSE 2019
"Tony, on vocals and harp, brings out that old school voice that is sometimes missing from the Blues scene today. It harkens back to when the Blues were just finding their way in the new electric age...his passion and vocal strength with a soulman’s heart and wicked sense of impish humor blend to let you enjoy those deep blues and then chuckle when you might not otherwise have done so at the sometimes dark current of Blues. He has the ability to make you laugh in the face of pain so that you can take that next step by turning on your heel and walking into the light where he’s got a tune for you there for you to meet your next ex-wife on the dance floor and make some memories"
NEW ENGLAND BLUES REVIEW-2019
ACCOLADES AND AWARDS
Nominee, Blues Blast Music Awards, Best Live Album
Best Blues Band 2016 & 2017 in City Weekly Music Awards (Salt Lake City, UT)
2016 CWMA Awards, 'Best in State’ Blues Artist
Blues Harmonica Player ™ magazine (with Rick Estrin, Charlie Musslewhite and others) as one of top 12 up and coming harmonica players in the U.S.