Don't let their tongue-in-cheek name fool you, rather let their eponymous debut album be a testament to their unique blend of country, dixieland, and Manitoba roots music. The albums’ tracks were forged through years of extensive live performance and represent their unmistakable sound and intriguing musical experience. The 11 song album was produced by the F-Holes and recorded at Juno nominated and Western Canadian music award wining Bedside Studios. The record was mixed by Len Milne and mastered by Scott Pinder at Polyphonic Mastering Labs.
The Winnipeg Sun: 4/5 stars
Remember the retro-swing revival of the '90s? The F-Holes would have totally cleaned up back then. They've got the 23-skidoo threads, the old-school vibe, the doghouse bass and banjo and trumpet. More to the point, they've got an impeccably authentic, raucously entertaining blend of gypsy jazz, zippy dixieland, viper blues and roots. Trendy or not, it's pretty f-ing wonderful. -Darryl Sterdan, The Winnipeg Sun
Uptown Magazine: A
The F-Holes, named after those little f-shaped sound holes on many acoustic instruments (what did you think?), blend swing, blues, country, bluegrass and jazz, creating a fiery concoction that will surely knock you on your feet. A dance album much of the time, on songs such as Don't Feel So Bad and Dixie Band, Patrick Alexandre and Co. bring the boogie for some serious jitterbugging, St. Louis shagging and lindy hopping. And if you need to sit down, the sombre country of Bury My Brother and the slow-blues ditty Blue Summer provide. So good and with so much variety, only a complete f-hole wouldn't dig this album. -Jared Story, Uptown Magazine