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WORTHWHILE SOUNDS PRESENTS: Malcolm Holcombe w/ RB Morris – [folk / singer-songwriter / americana]

July 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

WHEN:  Saturday July 8, 2017
DOORS: 7pm  |  SHOW: 8pm
GENRE:  folk / singer-songwriter / americana
AGES:  all ages
SEATING:  seated general admission
TICKETS:  $15 adv. / $18 d.o.s. / $23 VIP (guaranteed seating in 1st three rows!)

Malcolm Holcombe:


Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Malcolm Holcombe, whose “heartfelt baritone” (NPR) delivers “haunted country, acoustic blues, and rugged folk” (Rolling Stone), released his 15th studio album, Pretty Little Troubles, April 7, 2017.
Produced by Darrell Scott and Brian Brinkerhoff, Pretty Little Troubles features Holcombe’s rasping vocals and bright, percussive guitar accentuating his insightful lyrics.
“Malcolm Holcombe is an artist of deep mystery and high art – he is who I listen to, and have for over 20 years – this record goes on my list of “working with my heroes” – all the goods that i value in songs and artistry are in Malcolm…the real deal.”
– Darrell Scott
Recorded at The Sanctuary and Hippie Jack’s Studios, the 12 song set features longtime musical compatriot Jared Tyler (dobro, mandolin, and harmony vocals), along with Darrell Scott (multiple instruments and harmony vocals) and Verlon Thompson (acoustic guitar, Resonator slide).
Born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, Holcombe is highly regarded and recognized by contemporaries in Americana music, including Emmylou Harris, Wilco, Steve Earle, and Lucinda Williams. An “emotionally captivating” (Isthmus), performer, Holcombe has shared the stage with Merle Haggard, Richard Thompson, John Hammond, Leon Russell, Wilco, Shelby Lynne, Cat Power, and Ray Wylie Hubbard.  

RB Morris:

RB Morris is a poet and songwriter, solo performer and band leader, and playwright and actor from Knoxville, Tennessee. His published books of poetry include EARLY FIRES (Iris Press), KEEPING THE BEES EMPLOYED, THE MOCKINGBIRD POEMS, and his poetry and prose tribute to the Knoxville artist Ali Akbar, WHO IS THIS MAN? (Rich Mountain Bound). His music albums include TAKE THAT RIDE (Oh Boy Records) and ZEKE AND THE WHEEL (nominated for Americana cd of the year). He wrote and acted in THE MAN WHO LIVES HERE IS LOONY, a one-man play taken from the life and work of James Agee, and was instrumental in founding a park dedicated to Agee in Knoxville. Morris served as the Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee from 2004-2008, and was inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2016 he was named Knoxville’s first Poet Laureate. He lives in Knoxville with his wife and daughter.


July 8, 2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm