Malcolm Holcombe

From September 05, 2019 6:30 pm until September 05, 2019 9:00 pm
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Micaville Music presents Malcolm Holcombe, Thursday September 5, 2019 from 6:30 to 9:00 in the Gallery. Cost for this special concert is $15.00, and tickets are available online through Brown Paper Tickets https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4233355

Malcolm Holcombe grew up in western North Carolina, home to some of the planet's oldest mountains and some of America's deepest musical traditions. Radio and TV fueled Malcolm's musical passions as a kid, and music became even more important after he lost both his parents relatively young.

He toured with bands and landed in Nashville, where he took up an inconspicuous station at the back of the house - the very back - at Douglas Corner, one of the city's best singer/songwriter venues. Stories began to circulate about the mysterious dishwasher with the subterranean voice and oracle-like talent. Sadly so did stories of wildly inconsistent behavior - profound sweetness crossed by bouts of stunning abrasiveness.

He flirted with an official music career. But his stunning debut album made for Geffen Records was abruptly shelved, producing melodrama that only exacerbated Malcolm's drinking and depression. A business that once had a place for complicated genius turned its back on him, and he teetered near the edge.

Moving back to the North Carolina hills proved a powerful tonic. Holcombe let in help where before he'd pushed it away. With deep faith in God and a commitment to his art, Holcombe repaired himself and his career.

And that's a pretty good nod to the effect of hearing Holcombe sing. If you've not seen him in a live setting, this is what you have to do. His presence is spooky and timeless, as one imagines it was like to see Son House or Leadbelly. No emotional stone is left unturned.

While you plan for this important experience, collect Malcolm Holcombe albums... He is cryptic, demanding, polarizing, bold, passionate, and free, a combination badly needed in our time of infinite trivia. He's even more interesting for having made a remarkable journey of recovery and discovery.
 

For more about information about Malcolm, visit https://www.malcolmholcombe.com/ 

David Wiseman will be performing a short opening set at 6:30. David is a singer/songwriter from Burnsville, creating “Blues, Folk, and Ballads; Truths and Lies.” David’s songs are topical and timeless, songs that will touch a nerve, sound an alarm, start a revolution, and make you laugh or cry. 

For more information about David, visit https://da6dmusic.com/ 

The Micaville Music Concert Series is proud to be a part of the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina.

Micaville is located 4 miles east of Burnsville, 14 miles north of BRP milepost 344 at the intersection of Hwy 80 S and Micaville Loop on the Mt Mitchell Scenic Byway. Parking is available in front of the church, across the street in the empty lot and in the old Taylor Togs parking lot.

For more information and to make reservations, please call 828-675-0690 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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