Holly and Jon are no strangers to Golden, but local audiences can still expect something new when the duo hits the stage for the first Summer Kicks performance of the season.
They released their brand new album Shuffln’ the Blues last fall, and this is the first time Golden audiences get to hear the chart topping roots hits as they travel west under the name Holly Hyatt and Jon Burden.
They may still be known as Holly and Jon, but their new sound warranted a new name.
This tour they are showcasing the electric side of their music. By plugging their instruments in and adding a percussionist, the sound of the duo leans more towards that of the west side Chicago blues trios of the early ‘60s (Otis Rush and Magic Sam). Recorded live in front of an intimate audience, the result is a nine song tour de’ force that pays tribute to Chicago Blues, Delta blues and home style original blues.
Holly Hyatt takes the lion’s share of the lead vocals while simultaneously anchoring the bottom end with her solid, shuffling bass lines, allowing Burden to lay down some tasty and fiery lead guitar work.
Add to this a consistently rock steady percussionist/drummer, and you have the recipe for “Pure Smokestack Lightening”, with Holly’s voice soaring from deep inside the well of Aretha Franklin and Eva Cassidy”.
Hyatt and Burden work as an acoustic duo, electric trio or quartet and have played on shows with award winning artists such as, Harry Manx, David Gogo, Paul Reddick, Jeff Healey, Colin James, Jim Byrnes, The Trews, Ruthie foster, Sonny Rhodes, Rita Chiarelli and the legendary Leon Russell.
They will be in Spirit Square on Wednesday June 14, starting at 7 p.m.
Holly and Jon will be joined by local act David L’Hirondelle for the in between set.