Luna Star Café
775 NE 125th Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
8:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014
Folk | Americana
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 country, acoustic blues and rugged folk all meet [here]..."
"Holcombe's voice — howlin', rattlin', mumblin', stranglin' — galvanizes stomping, darting bluegrass ("Baby Doll") and rocking blues with a chain-gang lash ("Yesterday's Clothes"). Genuinely sorrowful and joyful, without a shred of "Not Forgotten" embodies his go-for-broke philosophy: "If you're going to dig a hole, dig it deep. If you're going to smoke a cigarette, smoke it down to the filter" — Geoff Gehman, The Morning Call, 10/14/06.
"Lyrically, Holcombe continues to mystify and leave interpretation up to the listener. Rather than painting complete pictures, Holcombe howls and whispers his mountain poetry in short phrases that draw from personal experiences but are abstract enough to be applied to others." (David Brewer, High Country Press, 11/9/06.)