Talent In Borders - August 4, 2018

Malcolm Holcombe to release new album, Come Hell or High Water, in September

- by Lindsey Borders

Revered North Carolina-based singer and songwriter, Malcolm Holcombe will release his third album and his 13th studio album, Come Hell or High  Water on Singular Recordings, on September 14. 

To support the release, Holcombe kicked off a 25-city tour July 29, at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. A full list of dates are listed below. Featured collaborations on Come Hell or High Water feature Iris DeMent and Greg Brown, much of the music is centered around life and all that comes with it; hard times, good times, love, loneliness, hope and despair. 

Come Hell or High Water was recorded at Dagotown Recorders in Boston, MA and was produced by Marco Giovino and Jared Tyler. 

“This world is full of goodness and a lot of positivity, but it seems like I can relate to the underdog and the downtrodden, for obvious reasons,” says Holcombe. “Those types of songs seem to strike a nerve more deeply than the ‘Yellow Brick Road,’ because I think it’s a struggle for all of us to try to do the next right thing. Some people have the spiritual chemistry to be able to achieve that more easily than others, but I think we all struggle with getting up in the morning and trying to live in our own skin.”

Holcombe has shared the stage with Merle Haggard, Richard Thompson, John Hammond, and the late Leon Russell. 

Tour Dates: 
Aug. 9 – Green Mountain, NC – Soulshine Music Festival
Aug. 26 – Knoxville, TN 10th Annual Smokin’ Day @ Sweet P’s BBQ
Sept. 6 – Jacksonville, FL – Ray Lewis Presents
Sept. 8 – Tybee Island – Tybee Post Theater
Sept. 12 – Boone, NC – Boone Saloon
Sept. 13 – Charlotte, NC – The Evening Muse
Sept. 14 – Asheville, NC – TBA
Sept. 15 – Apex, NC – The Apex Music Festival
Sept. 16 – Winston-Salem, NC – Muddy Creek Music Hall
Sept. 19 – Nashville, TN – Douglas Corner
Sept. 20 – Little Rock, AR – White Water Tavern
Sept. 21 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Blue Door
Sept. 22 – Fort Worth, TX – Fort Worth Live
Sept. 29 – Crawford, TX – Benefit for Vets @ The Music Sanctuary
Oct. 5 – Johnson City, TN – The Down Home
Oct. 18 – Charleston, WV – The Empty Glass
Oct. 19 – Akron, OH – Rialto Theatre
Oct. 20 – Ann Arbor, MI – Johnny’s Speakeasy
Oct. 27 – Miami, FL – Luna Star
Oct. 28 – Fort Myers, FL – House Concert Series
Nov. 9 – Norfolk, CT – TBA
Nov. 11 – Lake Ronkonkoma, NY – Long Island House Concert Series
Nov. 24 – Black Mountain, NC – Annual Hometown Holiday Show