Malcolm Holcombe is what is called a “songwriter’s songwriter.” He’s someone the folks in Nashville who write the hits, and some of our favorite Americana performers, listen to and learn from.
We’re pleased that he’s coming back with new songs along with our friends Jared Tyler and Luke Bulla, who were scheduled to be here along with Luke’s dad John Cowan last summer before the flooding postponed that show.
The first time I heard ‘a Malcolm Holcombe song,’ I said to myself: “What a knack he has to see past the characters’ actions, to their real emotions, to the depths of their souls. He weaves a story so authentically, you feel like you ‘are’ living that song.”
My dear friend Jared is one of my favorite songwriters, singers, musicians… and people. Years ago he sang a song to me — Old Radio — and I just felt my heart crying and melting… Jared said, “That’s a Malcolm song.” And I said, “Who?” He just turned to look at me and smiled before he proceeded to sing a half dozen more songs… I sang (or oohed & grinned) along to every single one.
That’s how his songs touch me. I feel them, his keen, unvarnished wisdom people — and the melodies are so old, so ancient… I just can’t help but find a harmony note… whether I know the next word or not.
I think Malcolm’s soul is as old as the Appalachian mountains where he was born, raised… and lives. He raises chickens, gardens, cans, whittles beautiful creatures, his wife Cyndi is his manager and gets him to people who need to hear him — like here in Payne County Oklahoma.
We’re pleased to have them all back for one special night to get the month of May started right.
Potluck and doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m.