Jimmy "Duck" Holmes is a blues musician and proprietor of the Blue Front Cafe on the Mississippi Blues Trail.
Early life 
He was born in 1947 to Carey and Mary Holmes, who were sharecroppers. His parents opened the Blue Front Cafe the year after he was born. They had ten children, but also raised four grandchildren when one of their daughters died.
Musical influences 
Jimmy Holmes was influenced by Jack Owens, who is part of the Bentonia School of blues musicians. He is one of the oldest active purveyors of the country blues tradition.
He was recorded by several people, including Alan Lomax during the 1970s, but didn't release his first album until 2006 on the Broke and Hungry label.
- Back to Bentonia, 2006
- Done Got Tired of Tryin’, 2007
- Ain't It Lonesome, 2010
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