Tony Holiday & The Velvetones

Traveling Blues stalwart Tony Holiday has bagged plenty of time in Tennessee and North Carolina, so it’s no surprise that the region’s humid stylings made it into songs like “Swamp Stomp” and “Georgia Anne.” The guitarist has also been cutting his chops on the harp— spotlighted on “Happy Harp,” “Wheeler’s Blues” and “Do You Want Lovin’?” Virtuoso Eric McFadden added guest licks to the first single, “Weep and Moan.
— Austin Diamond, City Weekly Magazine

Winner of ‘Best in State’ Blues Artist 2016 by CWMA awards, Tony Holiday and the Velvetones, is a 4 pieceFunk/Jump Blues Band also known as DirtBag Blues.

 

Tony Holiday and the Velvetones, a 4 piece Funk/Jump Blues Band also known as DirtBag Blues. Tony is a rising force on the national 'Harmonica Scene". Touring the US 6-8 months a year Tony was recently listed by Blues Harmonica Player ™ (Rick Estrin, Charlie Musslewhite and others) as one of top 12 up and coming harmonica players in the U.S.!

Tony is supported by Seydel harmonicas, Harp Gear, Shaker Mics, and CoalaTree Organics. Finishing his 4th year fronting the band with harmonica Tony has released his debut album 'No Need To Rush It' , named by the great Guitar Shorty. .the Velvetones are Christain Mills on Bass Guitar and vocals singing soulful harmonies and fronting the band for a few songs as well. Landon "string bean" Stone on the Guitar. At just 22 years old Landon is a very accomplished player with mature stylings of old and new sounds. Matt Howitz on Drums is an amazing player just 23 years old and as nasty as they come, teaching drums on his off time at School of Rock. Howitz provides a new groove when joining the band in 2014 Howitz is an endorsee with SoulTone cymbals.