SAMMY Spotlight: Bob Holz

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Drummer Bob Holz has toured the world sharing the stage with Eddie Money to Doctor John and Wolfman Jack.   

When he’s not on the West Coast, Bob who proudly calls Central New York home, lives in Homer, NY. Holz says he has “decided to keep the spirit of live music alive” and produced his eighth album, “Bob Holz Live in New York and L-A.” The new album, was recorded on both the East and West coasts and Bob mentions there’s definitely a different sound depending where the song was produced.  “I believe it has something to do with the environment people are in, you get a different sound on the West Coast.”  

Holz’s last album, “Silverthorne,” won a SAMMY for ‘Best Jazz Album’ in 2019. Holz lists off Peter Tosh and Blue Oyster Cult as some of his favorites he had the privilege of opening for.  In 2010, Bob started out on his solo journey to record his own music. While starting in his new position of band leader he says, “you’re taking on a lot of responsibility and need to make sure everyone is happy and it runs smoothly.” Holz is optimistic for the future of live music and hopes to get back to performing.

The Syracuse Area Music Awards are happening on Friday, March 5th.  The ceremony will be streamed live from Subcat Sudios in downtown Syracuse for free. To learn more and help pick the winners by voting in the people’s choice award categories just head over the SyracuseAreaMusic.com.   

You can learn more about Bob by visiting, BobHolzBand.com 

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