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Malcolm Holcombe

Rank #15 US Swannanoa, NC Folk / Singer/Songwriter / Americana


Sounds Like: David Olney, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits

Bio: Born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, Malcolm Holcombe is being recognized by the contemporary U.S and European folk/americana community as a performer of national stature, and an uncommonly unique guitarist/vocalist about whom Rolling Stone Magazine says: "Haunted countr... See Full Bio

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CD release show in Nashville tonight (9/22), Douglas Corner, 9:00 PM. New CD available for purchase at the show.


“Malcolm Holcombe is like a myth. A backwoods character in a Southern Gothic novel with a voice filled with a grave-dirt rattle and telling tales of simpler, and harder, times. Times he knows about. Surviving brushes with Nasvhille Big Labels, addictions and demons – No less than Steve Earle once famously said of him “”Malcolm Holcombe is the best songwriter I ever threw out of my recording studio.” Strong praise from a man that knows a thing or two about demons... Malcolm Holcombe isn’t for everybody. But if you love music with heart and soul. Music that’s been somewhere and seen a thing or two, then he might be just the man for you. ”
— Baron Lane, Twang Nation
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Malcolm is working on songs for an upcoming winter 2011 CD release. More to come... [more]
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  • Thu

    Nov 6

    Jacksonville, FL, US | 7:30pm

    Jacksonville, FL, US
    Thu Nov 06 7:30pm


    Malcolm Holcombe is an acclaimed singer/songwriter in the insurgent country/folk vein who grew up in Weaverville, N.C. The release of his debut album, 1996's A Hundred Lies -- which featured his moody poetry, country blues guitar, and rumbling baritone -- was met with acclaim from USA Today and Rolling Stone's David Fricke, among others, and garnered comparisons to folks such as John Prine and Tom Waits. (The album was originally recorded for Geffen and then re-released on Hip-O). He has also earned raves in print from such Nashville notables as Lucinda Williams. Holcombe has also played as a duo with Durham, NC, native Valorie Miller.

  • Thu

    Nov 6

    Jacksonville, FL, US | 7:30pm

    Jacksonville, FL, US
    Thu Nov 06 7:30pm


    "Not quite country, somewhere beyond folk, Holcombe's music is a kind of blues in motion, mapping backwoods corners of the heart." ~David Fricke- Rolling Stone Magazine

  • Fri

    Nov 7

    North Miami, FL, US | 8:00pm

    North Miami, FL, US
    Fri Nov 07 8:00pm


    Luna Star Cafe 8:00 PM show, info: 305-799-7123 http://www.lunastarcafe.com/

  • Sat

    Nov 8

    Brooksville, FL, US | 2:00pm

    Brooksville, FL, US
    Sat Nov 08 2:00pm


    Riverhawk Festival held at Sertoma Youth Ranch show times/stages TBA. See website for line-up and ticket info http://www.lindentertainment.com/

  • Sun

    Nov 9

    Silverhill, AL, US | 2:00pm

    Silverhill, AL, US
    Sun Nov 09 2:00pm


    3:00 PM show, in-the-round with Will Kimbrough, Grayson Capps, and Lisa Carver. Info/reservations please contact:cathe_steele@hotmail.com

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  • The Mighty Pharaohs (Artist) The Mighty Pharaohs
    Great Voice! Great Songs! It's great to discover a talented Singer/Songwriter like yourself. One of a kind! Brilliant!
  • Bonnie 'Blues Doll' McCallum (Artist) Bonnie 'Blues Doll' ...
    FANTASTIC! Love it, Love it, Love it.
    The mighty city sounds nice cool musical arrangement enjoyed listening
  • Sutton Aquarius (Artist) Sutton Aquarius
    Enjoying my Friday night listening to you. Have a wonderful weekend!
  • Trusten Williams (Artist) Trusten Williams
    Malcom, I've now collected 5 of your CD's. Getting constant play in my CD player. Hope to catch you again, it was a pleasure meeting you. Best live show I've seen and ...
  • Chastain Stone (Artist) Chastain Stone
    Keep rocking:)
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Q: Do you have a live performance DVD, or do you have plans for releasing one? I've seen you 4 times, and nothing beats your live music.
A: no, not yet. thanks for asking and for your support.

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