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Subject: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: GUEST,Ken Rolston
Date: 10 May 10 - 01:25 PM

I'm looking for the current email or other coordinates for Bob Holmes, a Boston-area singer-songwriter from the '80's. He published two albums, "Railroad" and "Hard Times in the Flood", but does not appear to be active any longer in acoustic music. I still frequently perform his songs, and would like to get back in touch with him.

The internet is usually sufficient to track folks, but it is a common name [Bob Holmes or Robert Holmes], and tough to filter down to promising hits. Further complicating things... there was a different Robert Holmes in an independent band, 'Til Tuesday', in the Boston area, and a different Robert Holmes is an active singer-songwriter in the British Isles.

I'd be much obliged for any help locating Bob Holmes.


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Subject: RE: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Apr 11 - 01:54 AM

I would also love to hear about Bob Holmes' whereabouts. I was a student in the late 70s-early 80s and used to listen to him at the Nameless Coffeehouse in Harvard Sq. He was one of my favorites. I too used to play and sing some of his songs. Any info would be appreciated.

Vladimir Klimenko
vladimir_klimenko@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: GUEST,Jay Schneiders
Date: 03 Feb 12 - 01:01 PM

I've been looking for years -- still play his amazing song about Harry Houdini I copied the lyrics down from years ago. He only seems to come up on detailed, exhaustive internet searches from old Harvard Crimson announcements of his Passim shows...I've wondered if he got lost to life along the way. Any information would be appreciated by me, too -- and any info about where I might get copies of his beautiful albums, sadly long lost in a flooded basement. Thanks -- abenjay@msn.com


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Subject: RE: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: GUEST,999
Date: 03 Feb 12 - 02:25 PM

booking@namelesscoffeehouse.org

Why not ask there if they'd put a note on their bulletin board.


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Subject: RE: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Oct 12 - 11:54 PM

I believe I've found Bob. I was friends with Bob and his wife, Becky.
I last had contact with them around 1980. I too have been trying to contact Bob (and Becky). It was an internet search that led me to this address: 6349 Mallo Pl, Cleveland, Ohio 44130.

I plan to write to them so I hope this is still current for them.
I have a copy of Railroad lp and some singles he put out. I hope he's still making music.

Jim Simpson


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Subject: RE: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: GUEST,guest -Lin
Date: 19 Oct 12 - 12:41 AM

Regarding last post from Jim Simpson, that address you provided does not seem to be correct. When I typed it in in Zip Code look up, it indicates that it is not a correct address in that city (Cleveland, Ohio).
That address does not exist in that city.


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Subject: RE: seeking: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 10:06 PM

Hi,
Me again (Jim Simpson), I copy and pasted the address in Google and a house listing came up showing a past house sale:

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/6349-Mallo-Pl-Cleveland-OH-44130/33577688_zpid/

I did write to them but have not heard back. I hope to find them well.


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Subject: RE: seeking: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: maeve
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 11:17 PM

Any help here or red herring?

"Robert Holmes is a musician unlike any that LostInSound has covered before. Mr. Holmes is a rarity in the world of music; He is a composer of electronic music for video games and is a folk musician with a band called The Scarlet Furies. LostInSound recently got to interview him and learn more about the past, present, and future of his two respective projects...We originally formed the Scarlet Furies about 4 years ago. It was supposed to be for one show to back up my daughter Raleigh at a showcase for casting directors in Los Angeles. I called some of my old best pals from bands I had played in growing up in LA. Many I had not seen for 20 years. The response was so great we continued to play together. Since then, we have done two CD's and played over 250 shows.http://lostinsound.org/2012/10/12/robert-holmes-interview-video-game-folk-musician/

Or here? http://music.yahoo.com/robert-holmes/

This Bob? http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bob-holmes-mn0000054400/credits


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Subject: RE: seeking: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: maeve
Date: 28 Oct 12 - 11:26 PM

Here's a link to the April 1985 "Fast Folk Musical Magazine". It's a wonderful view into earlier times with many familiar names; perhaps one of them still around from those days knows where Bob is.


http://folklife-media01.si.edu/liner_notes/fast_folk/FFFF204.pdf


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Subject: RE: seeking: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 04:57 PM

I was just doing an internet search myself for Bob Holmes. I've been meaning to look for a while and just thought of it when I was in front of my computer with a little time. I own copies of both of his LP's and they are two of my favorites. I do a folk music radio show on WCUW in Worcester (In the Tradition, I do Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 - 9:00, the Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month, and the Fifth if there is one) and I play cuts from those records often. Have often wondered what happened to him. Would l ove to know if you get any results.


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Subject: RE: seeking: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: GUEST,open mike
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 05:23 PM

Is there any way to hear the music from Bob Holmes? I am not familiar with his music and would like to get acquainted with it. Which of the links above refer to the fellow who is being searched for here?


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Subject: RE: seeking: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: GUEST,jondoe888
Date: 29 Jan 13 - 11:21 AM

I used to have a radio show in Pittsburgh, and often played 'queen anne street' and 'jo-ann little'. I had a tape, but it was lost when my car was stolen (and 5 years of odd, replaceable music was likely tossed out the window...). I've often wondered what happened to Bob. Such a talented writer!
If anyone could send me an mp3 of these songs, or the Railroad album, I'd appreciate it. I hate it when great music becomes lost, unavailable - DIES! Thanks, jondoe888gmail.
Or post them on youtube, plese!


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Subject: RE: seeking: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 09:12 PM

Found this Ebay listing for Bob's Railroad album:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300367638085?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

I have digitized my copy of RR but not familiar with how to send the music files.

Best,
Jim


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Subject: RE: seeking: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Aug 15 - 01:31 PM

Are people still interested in this thread? I corresponded with Bob around the time of these messages -- he sent me CD burns of both of his albums, and more.


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Subject: RE: seeking: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: maeve
Date: 30 Aug 15 - 03:47 PM

Guest- Yes, Are you able to post contact information with Bob's permission?


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Subject: RE: seeking: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: GUEST,Bob Holmes
Date: 04 Oct 15 - 01:36 PM

Jon, thank you for sending me this thread. It was indeed nice to know that people are still interested in my music. I have not played in years and my wife Becky and I moved out to the Cleveland area some years ago. (Parma Heights 44130, Jimmy Simpson. Becky would love to hear from you.)
If the Vladimir above is the person I remember as Vlad, I am very happy to see that you are alive and well. And Ken Rolston, I still owe you thanks for putting me up when I was performing in North Jersey. (though I'm still picking cat hairs off my clothes.) I hope you are happy and well.
I did send Jon Herman some CD's of my old albums. I also have some recordings I made later. I would gladly send copies to anyone who's interested. Contact me at roberthlms@gmail.com.
It's been a long time since the Nameless coffee house. Some of my friends from that era are gone. But i's nice to be reminded.
Bob Holmes


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Subject: RE: seeking: Bob Holmes Boston-area singer-songwriter
From: GUEST,Warren
Date: 22 Nov 16 - 10:30 AM

I also was curious as to the present whereabouts of Bob Holmes. I was a grad student at MIT from 1977 to 1982 and was into the Boston folk scene, attending many concerts at Passim. I saw Bob at The Idler in 1982. I bought his Railroad and Hard Times in the Flood Albums, and still have them. They're really good. I remember that the Railroad album had a scratch and I went to his apartment and he gave me a new copy that was in great shape. He was such a nice and personable guy. In 1982 I moved to Washington, DC and lost track of him. I recently moved back to the area and was wondering if he was still performing. My wife got a job with Biogen in Cambridge, just a few blocks from MIT, so my life has come full circle. Thanks to everyone for persevering in making contact with Bob. I'm glad to hear he's fine, married, and hopefully happy.


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