Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors

Some of my favorite things come from Memphis, TN.  There is a little BBQ place on the outskirts of town that looks like an old broken down convenience store.  The Cozy Corner lies lost in a better time where the only thing people had to care about was company and food made with extra love.  I’ve also grown to love the gritty soul of Beale Street, where the party dies when the sun rises and Blues musicians play to the street.  But Memphis also produces a lot of great folk musicians.  Musicians like Drew Holcomb.

The weird thing that I have begun to notice about artists in the music industry is that, more and more, they all seem to be one big happy family.  The more people that I’ve met, the more I’ve realized that they are somehow connected.  For instance, Drew Holcomb has opened for a number of headlining acts nationwide including Susan Tedeschi, The Avett Brothers, Marc Broussard, Dave Barnes and Matt Hires (among many others.)  He is also signed to the same label as Matthew Perryman Jones and Griffin House.  So yeah, one big happy family.

But just because he’s been grouped in with these artists doesn’t mean he sounds like these artists.  He has a traditional folk sound that is gritty and true, bringing back the roots of a type of music that is exceedingly lost on music listeners today.  Drew Holcomb certainly keeps a piece of tradition that most artists fail to keep.  His music is strong, yet peaceful.  Like Gandalf the Wizard.  Was that too nerdy of a reference?

If you want some great folk rock for the winter, make sure you check out Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors.  If you want a great movie, check out Lord of the Rings.  I’m just sayin’.

Oh, and here is a Christmas treat for you courtesy of them.

About the Author

Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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