Jon, Paul, George, and Susan: The Susan Holmes Brotherhood

The Susan Holmes Brotherhood; photo Anne Staveley, courtesy of Susan Holmes

Jon, Paul, George, and Susan: The Susan Holmes Brotherhood

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It’s mere seconds into the opening instrumental of the Santa Fe-based quartet The Susan Holmes Brotherhood’s premiere self-titled EP and you almost can’t help but smile. The buoyant, mid-tempo track, “Diggity Dog,” is a song for a leisurely Sunday drive maybe. Perfect for a mellow groove.

Holmes, the band’s founder, is a fixture on the New Mexico music scene, appearing in numerous bands (her own and others’) over the years and on studio recordings with a stellar lineup of colleagues, including Americana and roots music legend Bill Hearne, HOTH Brothers co-founder Boris McCutcheon, and former Santa Fean Sharon Gilchrist of the bluegrass band Mary and Mars.

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