Born in Dayton Ohio and raised on funk, jazz, and classical styles, Mr. Holbrook has found his voice over the past few years and truly perfected his raspy brand of gritty blues and soul that is infectiously catchy.
Al has held artist residencies at Mojo blues club Copenhagen, Columbia City Music Theater Seattle, Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, Nashville. He is currently touring throughout the U.S. and Europe with shows in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Chicago, Cleveland, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, and North Carolina.
He’s shared stages with DeRobert and the Half-Truths opening up for Gary Clark Jr. and the Foo Fighters for Austin City Limits and performing with D Ryan Band for a World Ventures event in Las Vegas to a crowd of 8,000+. Al also featured as Blues Man in the Steven Tyler “Love is Your Name” video.
Mr. Holbrook is a Resident artist at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, Nashville, TN, has played shows in Seattle and Amsterdam and has dates in Los Angeles at Cinema Bar, The Mint and Arcadia Blues Club.
Previously Al worked as the music director for Unity of Murfreesboro – directed, led and facilitated all music (covers and originals) for music services and programming and music director for Agape Global heart – directed choir and music programming.
Additional events and performances include University of Dayton ARTstreet One World Music Festival; assistant music director for contemporary dance company SMAG’s production of SMAGmere; Miami Valley Music Fest, Ohio.
The Al Holbrook Band will make you want to wallow down in the rain and mud until your shirt is torn, your jeans stained, and your shoes say you’ve been somewhere and were thankful for the party and the carefree good times. Every performance is new, engaging and entertaining.