The Bridge is a brilliant mix of classic Motown-flavored Adult-Contemporary/Adult Alternative pop with a hopeful message for the human race. With hits of blazing horn sections and shimmering strings, this album is full of finely-crafted, intelligent and soul-stirring songs from a truly authentic voice.
Co-produced by Patrick Conway and Kit Holmes and recorded at the renown Blue Rock Artist Ranch & Studio in Wimberley, Texas, The Bridge features some of Austin, Texas’ finest musicians. Sam Pankey (bass) and Wayne Salzmann II (drums) put a solid foundation under Chris “Rusty” Gebhard’s playful lead guitar and Kit’s masterful piano & keys. Tosca String Quartet and cellist Dirje Childs add ethereal shine to several tracks, including a haunting cover of The Beatles’ Tomorrow Never Knows and Kit’s old-school, R&B ballad Turn It Over. The horn section sets fire to Gettin’ Up Early, Everyday Grateful, On & On and The Bridge. The extraordinary Warren Hood rockets the fiddle on the turn-up-the-radio, roll-down-the-windows One Long Road which was nominated for a 2018 RoundGlass Music Award as Best American Roots Song.
Grammy-nominated Eliza Gilkyson names Here to Be “…a modern-day, secular hymn everyone should be singing,” while CMA-winning and Grammy-nominated Gretchen Peters calls it “…one of those songs I’d wish I’d written…”
The uplift of this album is contagious. It grooves. It tugs at the soul. And with top-notch production and Kit’s powerfully smooth voice, The Bridge is an exceptional album from an exceptional talent who is well on her way to getting the attention she deserves.
The Bridge ©2017, Kit Holmes Music / No Place Like Holmes Publishing (ASCAP)