Alternate Root TV Presents A Blues/Folk Legend!
“Not quite country, somewhere beyond folk, Holcombe’s music is a kind of blues in motion, mapping backwoods corners of the heart” wrote David Fricke in Rolling Stone Magazine.
“In the end, our lives are simply gatherings of contradictions. We are capable of being cruel, funny, angry and unfathomably kind, sometimes all in the space of a few minutes. The same mouth that launched angry words at a driver who cut us off in traffic will kiss and sing a child to sleep. The wise ones among us know this, and the best artists embrace this paradox and use it to fuel their making.
“Malcolm Holcombe’s new album Down the River, his ninth, is born from that bed of contradictions we all lie in. There are songs here such as “Twisted Arms” and “Whitewash Job” that sizzle with anger at a society that seems intent on losing its way and running over its poor and disenfranchised. These are coupled with songs from a softer, more generous perspective such as “The Crossing” and “In Your Mercy,” written in the voice of an old woman who sees “All I worked for/…sold and surely gone,” but who trusts that “many years will tell the truth.” There is truth embedded in these songs the way quartz is embedded in the steep driveways and black dirt of Malcolm Holcombe’s western North Carolina.”
The Alternate Root is pleased to host a special night of filming featuring Malcolm on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Doors are at 6pm with the show at 7pm and you can be included (for a $25 donation) by contacting them via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternate Root TV is located just 25 minutes from downtown Boston and has free parking right outside the doors! The donation includes good food and an open bar! Oh, you and about 40 other people will received a poster that the artist will sign to hang on your wall! How can you go wrong with that???
Posted on October 3, 2014, in concert announcements, music, Uncategorized and tagged Alternate Root TV, blues, boston, concert announcement, Extended Play Session, folk music, Malcolm Holcombe, music. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.