Another Black Hole
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For Immediate Release December XX, 2015
MALCOLM HOLCOMBE SET TO RELEASE ANOTHER BLACK HOLE FEBRUARY 12, 2016
FOURTEENTH STUDIO ALBUM PRODUCED BY RAY KENNEDY AND BRIAN BRINKERHOFF
FEATURES KEN COOMER, FUTURE MAN, DREA MERRITT, DAVE ROE, JARED TYLER AND TONY JOE WHITE
U.S. AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
“Apart from possibly Guy Clark, the nearest singer-songwriter that bares comparison would be Townes Van Zandt...” –No Depression
“By the time he’s done singing, growling and rasping his way through a song, you can just tell: that voice isn’t merely lived in; it might have even been to the edge.” –PopMatters
“The poetry and the passion of Malcolm Holcombe are better beheld than described.” –Pure Music
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe, whose “heartfelt baritone” (NPR) delivers “haunted country, acoustic blues and rugged folk” (Rolling Stone), will release his 14th studio album, Another Black Hole (Gypsy Eyes Music), February 12, 2016.
Produced by Grammy-winning producer and engineer Ray Kennedy and Brian Brinkerhoff, Another Black Hole features Holcombe’s rasping vocals and bright, percussive guitar accentuating his insightful lyrics. “It is Malcolm’s perception of the world that make his songs hit you like a gunpowder blast. His gruff and tough delivery is a primordial power full of grit, spit and anthropomorphic expression,” says Kennedy.
Recorded at Room & Board Studios in Nashville, TN, and the 10-song set features longtime musical compatriots including Jared Tyler (dobro, baritone guitar, banjo, mandolin and harmony vocals), Dave Roe (upright and electric bass), Ken Coomer (drums and percussion), Tony Joe White (electric guitar), Future Man (percussion) and Drea Merritt (vocal harmony).
Born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, Holcombe is highly regarded and recognized by contemporaries in Americana music including Emmylou Harris, Wilco, Steve Earle. An “emotionally captivating” (Isthmus), performer, Holcombe has shared the stage with Merle Haggard, Richard Thompson, John Hammond, Leon Russell, Wilco and Shelby Lynne.