Drewm and Ellie Holcomb at The Rutledge 

Holcomb? Nearly Killed 'Em!

Holcomb? Nearly Killed 'Em!
Holcomb’s rootsy homespun shuffles crackle with naked honesty, like the confidences of a friend spilling his guts, and the Springsteen-stoked tone of his lyrics is one of trials on the (thunder?) road to transcendence. From the barroom flirtations of a “Late Night Drama Queen” hoping to be swept away to the grizzled Irishman living in the “Promised Land,” Holcomb fortifies his story songs with a sense of possibility against life’s inevitable pain and self-doubt. His reedy vocals are buoyed by wife Ellie’s tender harmonies, giving off the undeniable heat of a well-stoked hearth. Holcomb followed last year’s rocking Passenger Seat (with his backing band The Neighbors), with A Million Miles Away in July. Though credited to Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, it’s an acoustic album whose simplicity only serves to amplify the Holcombs’ talents.
Mon., Dec. 14, 7 p.m., 2009

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Recent Comments

Sign Up! For the Scene's email newsletters





* required

Latest in Our Critics Picks

More by Chris Parker

All contents © 1995-2016 CityPress Communications LLC, 210 12th Ave. S., Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of CityPress Communications LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Powered by Foundation