Another Wisdom
Malcolm Holcombe

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The latest installment of this incredible artist's musical journey. Includes previously unreleased recordings of many of Malcolm's classics and live show favorites. Standout tracks are Woman Missin', Grace in Sand, Who Carried You and Marvelene's Kitchen.

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"Although A Hundred Lies seems like a hard act to follow, Holcombe actually pulls off the impossible in Another Wisdom. With the help of a stellar cast of guest musicians, including MerleFest regulars Stuart Duncan and Darrell Scott, Holcombe creates a sonic masterpiece of intimacy. You can practically see the musicians sitting at a small barroom stage as the album plays. The instrumentation on each track follows the lead of the song and helps create a mood that goes with the melody and lyrics. The slippery accordion and clarinet on 'Mister In Morgantown' compliments the down-and-out nature of the song’s characters. Other standout tracks include the marital lullaby 'Love Abides' and the J.J. Cale-esque 'Captured by Paradise.'" ~ Jeff Eason, The Mountain Times

 

A Far Cry From Here
Malcolm Holcombe

Holcombe's first CD, the haunting and powerful "A Far Cry From Here", was produced by Don Tolle, and released in 1994 on IO Records. It is now regarded as a "classic" among Malcolm's legion of fans, and is the album that all of his subsequent work has been measured against.



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"Malcolm Holcombe is an acclaimed singer-songwriter in the insurgent country/folk vein who grew up in Weaverville, N.C. The release of his debut album, 1996's A Hundred Lies -- which featured his moody poetry, country blues guitar, and rumbling baritone -- was met with acclaim from USA Today and Rolling Stone's David Fricke, among others, and garnered comparisons to folks such as John Prine and Tom Waits. (The album was originally recorded for Geffen and then re-released on Hip-O). He has also earned raves in print from such Nashville notables as Lucinda Williams. Holcombe has also played as a duo with Durham, NC native Valorie Miller. The two have toured nationally with Shelby Lynne and opened for artists such as Merle Haggard and Wilco." ~ Erik Hage , All Music Guide