GREAT regional bands come and go with one major exception: The Johnny Holm Band. What other band can you name that has played nearly 200 one night performances a year at colleges, corporate events, church festivals, fund raisers, proms, fairs, bars and weddings. for forty years? Who else do you know who can entertain youngsters, teens, college students, adults and the same event?

It doesn’t hurt that he’s always been surrounded by exceptionally talented musicians or that he’s never done the same show twice. It doesn’t hurt that he’s the master of song choices based on who is in the crowd: country fans or rock, raggae or ballads, oldies or traditionals. It doesn’t hurt that he’s always looking for interesting talent in the audience and often finds some wonderful additions to his show. It doesn’t hurt that he is having as much fun as he’s creating or that he probably has the record crowd at every place he has ever played. It doesn’t hurt that he remembers more people, places and experiences than any one man should be able to remember.

We’re still looking for the definitive description of this man’s talent but we know he makes people happy with a show they don’t forget.