Mike Barfield

It's official: Mike Barfield has shelved the Hollisters name, along with the band's boom- chicka-boom sound. Since getting unstuck from our East Texas pines and heading for Austin a couple of years ago, Barfield has moved his music toward the bluesy soul-country of Roy Head and Delbert McClinton. His next release features covers of obscure James Brown and Junior Wells tunes, as well as a little of what he calls an "acoustic Bakersfield" sound. Barfield hasn't shed everything Hollister, though; bassist Cledus has returned to the fold.
KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
John Nova Lomax
Contact: John Nova Lomax