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Down The River

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Deleted
Release Date:
03-09-2012
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Barcode:
700261360881
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
26136088
Down The River
Down The River

Description

"Down the River" is Malcolm's first independent release in several years and reunites Malcolm with Ray Kennedy, who produced earlier efforts. This album also boasts more recognizable guests than most of Malcolm's earlier records. Emmylou Harris lends background vocals to "In Your Mercy," and Malcolm duets with Steve Earle on "Trail of Money." Darrell Scott plays dobro, banjo and electric guitar, and former Uncle Tupelo and Wilco member Ken Coomer handles drums. "I wanted to shoot for Mars," Malcolm says of the high-powered lineup on this record. "Luckily, Ray knew some Martians." But the core of each cut is Holcombe's voice, which can growl like a cement truck in low gear or mellow into a heart-tugging croon, and his guitar playing. Malcolm plays with his bare fingers and his percussive attack makes it easy to overlook the precision with which he plays. "I always forget what a good guitar player he is," said an audience member after a recent Malcolm Holcombe show. "You think he's just beating on it, but then you realize he's fingerpicking really fast and not missing a note." There is an intensity in Malcolm Holcombe's performances that can put off those used to a more laid back product, but those who have watched him know that Malcolm Holcombe is not just playing for gas money. This is who he is and what he does. The acts of writing songs and playing music have always been hopeful ones, however the bleak the subject matter of the songs might be. With Down the River, Malcolm Holcombe has once again given us a handful of songs that are testimony to the human spirit. In these songs, the old truths still hold. Love, the inner life, music, these are eternal verities and will outlast the trickery and chicanery of those who would turn us against each other. In these strange and troubled times, we need Holcombe's witness as much as we ever have, and it is our good fortune to receive it.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Butcher In Town
  3. I Call The Shots
  4. Gone Away At Last
  5. The Crossing
  6. Twisted Arms
  7. The Door
  8. The Empty Jar
  9. In Your Mercy (feat Emmylou Harris)
  10. White Wash Job
  11. Trail Of Money (feat Steve Earle)
  12. Down The River
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