WS Holland Band
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WS Holland Band

Jackson, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE

Jackson, Tennessee, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2008
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"2010 CashBash: Dallas/Austin/Houston, TX"

"The W S Holland Band headlined the Johnny Cash Bash's Texas tour and they
know how to rock 'n roll! W S Holland has inspired so many people
throughout his career and it shows why. This is one act that leaves a
lasting impression!"

Martin "Rowdy" Tijmes
Founder, Johnny Cash Bash
www.johnnycashbash.com

- JohnnyCashBash.com


"CashBash 2010: Dallas/Austin/Houston, TX"

The W.S. Holland Band took the stage just after midnight and closed the night out with a near two-hour set. They played it all. From Chuck Berry to Carl Perkins, from Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash, the best of Memphis, the lifeblood of Rock and Roll funneled through our ears and bodies from the first man to put the roll of a steam engine to the rattle of a snare drum. Joined by Alan Wheeler on the keys, Jim Reece on the bass, and Ron Haney on guitar and vocals, “Fluke” hit all classics and kept the feet dancing in Emo’s long past the witching hour.
BUZZINE.COM / CashBash 2010/Austin, TX
- Buzzine.com


"2010 Johnny Cash Music Festival/Ventura, CA"

W.S. Holland & The W.S. Holland Band is at the top of our “A List” and was, hands down, our main attraction for the 2010 Johnny Cash Music Festival here in Ventura, CA. The band put on a show that was amazing, I would not even try to explain, a must see by everyone—Ross Emery, co-founder; 2010 Johnny Cash Music Festival; Ventura, CA - Ross Emery, co-founder; 2010 Johnny Cash Music Festival; Ventura, CA


"Delta Cultural Heritage Foundation Concert/ Helena, AR."

“......They came, they played, they ROCKED...and the full house audience loved every minute of it. Every music lover needs to experience The W.S. Holland Band this year.......we did, and we are so glad we did......”
- Delta Cultural Heritage Foundation


"2010 Rockabilly Highway Revival Festival"

“While Mr. Holland’s resume speaks for itself, we can confirm (he) has assembled a group of seasoned musicians that delivers a high-energy show guaranteed to bring the house down......."....It is so rare these days to get a “live” glimpse of the true beginnings of the types of music the W.S. Holland Band plays. They absolutely light up the stage they perform on and beautifully pay tribute to the real power of early rock, rockabilly and American music in general....what a night”-Rockabilly Highway Revival..."
- Arts in McNairy Newsletter/Shawn Pitts, president


"When They Were Kings Concert/Bethel Springs, TN"

“...Wow! The W.S. Holland Band rocked the house, the rafters, the foundations and the entire grounds....what a power-packed tribute to great American music.....Let the good times roll!..... Knight Media
- Knight Media


"W.S. Holland Band Headlines 2nd Annual Rockabilly Highway Revival Festival"

“While Mr. Holland’s resume speaks for itself, we can confirm (he) has assembled a group of seasoned musicians that delivers a high-energy show guaranteed to bring the house down...” Arts in McNairy Festival
- Arts in McNairy; Shawn Pitts, president


Discography

The Sound Must Go On/CD 2006
One More Time/CD 2009
Rockabilly Highway/CD 2009
W.S. Holland Band/Live In Austin, TX/CD 2010

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Recognized world-wide as one of America's true music pioneers, W.S. "Fluke" Holland paved the way for early rock drummers after starting his career with rockabilly legend Carl Perkins and the Perkins Brothers Band at Sun Records in 1954. Countless contemporary drummers have credited Holland as one of their major influences that inspired them to seek a career in the music industry.

In 1960 W.S. Holland went on a two-week tour with Johnny Cash that turned into nearly 40 years as the only drummer Johnny and his Tennessee 3 ever had.

A member of the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Holland has logged millions of miles and over five decades in professional music and is going strong today touring with his own band, The W.S. Holland Band.

The W.S. Holland Band (W.S. Holland, drums; Ron Haney, guitar/vocals; Jim Reece, bass/vocals; Alan "Gator" Wheeler, keyboards) pays tribute to the history of Holland's vast career by performing the music of Carl Perkins and the other Sun Records rockers as well as the legendary music of Johnny Cash.

Holland recorded on most of Cash's giant hit records as Johnny insisted his own band back him up on record sessions as well as on the road.

The excitement and raw energy of the artists Sun Records owner, and celebrated producer, Sam Phillips captured with his roster of artists lives on today through the masterful artistry of The W.S. Holland Band. Their versions of the Sun recordings Holland contributed to (Blue Suede Shoes, Matchbox, Honey Don't, Everybody's Tryin' to Be My Baby (Perkins), and the haunting covers of the songs he played on for Cash captivates audiences wherever this talented group of musicians appear.

Playing shows coast-to-coast has allowed The W.S. Holland Band to keep this great music alive and introduce it to new generations of appreciative music fans.