Malcolm Holcombe

Malcolm Holcombe

As part of the NO MORE SOUNDCHECKS series of unplugged gigs, Interesting Music Promotions & Vocoustics Promotions presents Malcolm Holcombe from the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. With support from local folk singer-songwriter Davy Cattanach.

  • Date: Saturday 12 March 2011
  • Time: 8pm
  • Location: PVA
  • Cost: £6 on the door

Malcolm is regarded by the contemporary US and European folk/americana community as a performer, story-teller and songwriter of international stature who delivers spellbinding and enthrauling live shows.Few performers hurl themselves into their music with a physical and emotional abandon similar to Holcombe. He moans, grunts, groans and smacks his lips embellishing his intimate and introspective americana-esque songs with grit and heartfelt sincerity in equal measure. Imagine the hurt and brusied result of a fight between John Prine and Tom Waits.

“Malcolm Holcombe is not quite country, but somewhere beyond folk… a kind of blues in motion mapping backwood corners of the heart…” (Rolling Stone)

“The insouciant, rumpled aura that Malcolm Holcombe gives off may well be the way he really is, but it’s not what he is. And everyone knows that, and it’s that contrast that makes his performances spellbinding!” (Folk and Roots UK)