RON HOLLOWAY BAND
"With Ron Holloway as the sun these musical celestial bodies orbit around, it is a marvelous sight and sound to behold. Even so, no one musician, even Mr. Holloway, is sovereign. Instead they are each an equal ingredient, adding their own spice to the band. All added together equal a magical quotient. [Six] powerhouse musicians, equating a root formation of fantastic composition." ~The Jamwich
The Ron Holloway Band is a 6-piece saxy, funk machine out of Washington DC. Combining sax driven jams along with soaring female vocals, intensely emotive guitar, and hard hitting grooves to deliver a full on funk, rocking show. Pulling from influences such as Sly & the Family Stone, Parliament Funkadelic, and other funk masters, RHB provides a blend of rock, funk, soul, and r&b grooves to hit you with a high-energy sound and presence. A relatively young band, this group has quickly made waves on the festival scene, having the pleasure of being joined on stage by greats such as Warren Haynes, Jack Pearson, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, as well as members of Gov’t Mule and Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Rachel Ann Morgan
"If you have never heard The Ron Holloway Band, I urge you to do so. In a world of mediocre spoon fed bands, and arrogant musicians, these ladies and gentlemen have authentic talent. They are among the most candid and sincere people you will ever meet. From Funk, to R&B, to insatiable jazz, this band reigns supreme. They are a foremost requirement to embracing everything awe- inspiring this world has to offer. I’ve always thought The Ron Holloway Band was extraordinary, but they have evolved into a phenomena."
"Ron is one of the best sax players there is, he has performed with the best of them from Dizzie Gillipsie to Warren Haynes and everything in-between..."
"...brought a weekend’s worth of soul in just one set. Their covers of The Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ and The Band’s “The Weight” had everyone singing along and spirits were at their highest of the entire weekend."
"The highlight of the evening for me was Warren sitting in with the Ron Holloway Band on a cover of Little Feat’s classic “Spanish Moon.” The funky bass line under Ron Holloway’s saxophone flanking Warren reminds me of that Warren Haynes Band sound. This ladies and gentlemen, is not to be missed."
"Tenor saxophone master Ron Holloway is a hero to thousands of jamband and blues-rock fans. He earned it through extensive work over the past 15 years with the Allman Brothers Band, Warren Haynes Band, Derek Trucks Band, Little Feat, Susan Tedeschi and more. Yet Holloway, whose resume also includes a decade with the late gonzo rock ’n’ roller Root Boy Slim, is a big-time jazz man, too. He’s blown his horn on tours as a sideman with Dizzy Gillespie and Gil-Scott Heron. Sax icon Sonny Rollins is a mentor and friend who got him a jazz recording deal. When he hits Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill on Friday night, he will be fronting a funky, seven-piece, R&B and soul band. Despite experience in practically every genre, Holloway tours with this band because it represents the styles that most people recognize from him these days. “The people who have been listening to me since my association with Little Feat and the Allman Brothers [enjoy] music that’s blues-based or has R&B elem"
Upstate Live's Concert Review of The Ron Holloway Band
"Ron Holloway was likely the busiest man all weekend, offering his jovial presence and impeccable saxophone skills to at least a dozen bands during the festival. Despite the 80-degree plus temperatures, Holloway was as cool and crisp as an October breeze all weekend, undeniably at home on the stage. He expressed joyous, soul-massaging emotions with his sax the whole Jam. When Holloway led his band onto the stage, however, he shifted much of the spotlight to them. His guitarist tore off one of the best solos of the weekend while Holloway bopped in the background, with a lovely lady singing and dancing on either side of him. For over an hour, his band traded solos Saturday evening, energizing a throng of dancers that greatly appreciated Holloway’s groove-master presence for three days and nights."