Drew Holcomb AND the Neighbors

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09.22.14

Fall Tour + Tennessee Video

Friends.

I hope this note finds you in good spirits.

Fall is officially here, which means that besides great weather and changing seasons, a tour is close to starting.

We are finally going out West for the Good Light Goes West Tour. We are very excited to have Penny & Sparrow along with us as the special guest.

Also, we very excited to share with you a music video for our song "Tennessee", off the "Good Light" album. It is to serve as an ode to this great state that we call home. You can view it below.

Hope to see you and your friends on the road.

07.11.14

Ten Years, Ten Songs

Dear friends.
2014 marks ten years of me pursuing and doing music for a living. Ten years ago I was a few weeks fresh from graduating college, single, proud owner of a beat up Volvo station wagon with a dream of taking my songs on the road. A decade later, with multiple albums under by belt, a loyal band, a wife and a kid, and over 1500 stages and shows played, I could not be more grateful for the opportunity that you, my fans, have given me to do what I love for a living. To celebrate, I have recorded, and we are releasing, Ten Years, Ten Songs, Solo Acoustic next Tuesday on July 15. It is a retrospective of sorts, with songs from each album, some well known and loved like "Live Forever" and "What Would I Do Without You," some revisited and re-imagined like "Steal My History" and "Anywhere But Here," and other more obscure songs like "Rolling Around" and "Good Time Girl." We hope you enjoy this album, as we spend this summer in the studio working on a new record for early 2015, full of new songs and new directions. May the journey continue....

Ten Years, Ten Songs, Solo Acoustic.
Tracklist
1. Steal My History
2. Last Night
3. What Would I Do Without You
4. Good Light
5. Live Forever
6. Good Time Girl
7. Another Man's Shoes
8. Anywhere But Here
9. Rolling Around
10. Hallelujah

Releases Tuesday, July 15, 2014

05.20.14

Memphis Activities

I wanted to encourage y'all to make a weekend out of June 7 and experience my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee when you join us for the Moon River Music Festival this summer. Come early, stay late.

Here is my Top Ten list of things to to see and do while you are there, in no particular order.

1. EAT THE BBQ.
I have traveled the world and eaten lots of BBQ - Memphis's still reigns for me. The historic Rendezvous is a must visit, with career waiters, dry-rub ribs and location in a downtown alley. My other favorite is Central BBQ. Get the pork sandwich and cheese plate, trust me.

2. PEABODY HOTEL.
This big, grand downtown hotel has great rooftop views, but the real fun is in ordering a drink and people watching in its classic and enormous lobby. Expect everything from southern belles, proms, weddings to business travelers. It never gets boring.

3. SOUTH MAIN.
Take a stroll past the Orpheum Theater, peek in all the art galleries, or grab a bite to eat at the Arcade Restaurant. The best spot for a late night hang is Ernestine and Hazels. Order a cold beer and a burger, then start dropping money in the jukebox. Spindini is another great restaurant on this street as well.

4. CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM.
Speaking of South Main, The National Civil Rights Museum is at the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. King was murdered. It's now a beautiful memorial to his lifetime of work.

5. SHELBY FARMS.
Head out to Shelby Farms for a bike ride, a horseback ride, a kayak trip, or even just a scenic run. You'll see buffalo, longhorns and acres upon acres of wide open space.

6. OVERTON SQUARE.
The festival venue, Levitt Shell, is in my favorite neighborhood, Midtown. My grandparents lived one block from the park, right next to the Overton Park Zoo. Visit the Zoo, walk the Square and explore all its shops, restaurants and theater district. Play 9 at Overton Park's golf course, where my grandfather taught me how to play. You also may want to check out Martin Music, where I have bought many guitars over the years. We also recorded "Good Light" at Ardent Studios, right in the heart of this area.

7. WISEACRE BREWERY.
My friend Kellan Bartosch and his brother just fulfilled a 10-year dream to open their own microbrewery in Memphis. Kellan was dreaming of this during the same time I was dreaming of a music career. They have a great taproom out back.

8. AUTOZONE PARK.
Catch a Redbirds game at Autozone Park. The Redbirds are the Cardinals AAA team and have a wonderful ballpark right downtown by many of best historic hotels and food spots.

9. COOPER YOUNG.
Another great neighborhood is the Cooper Young district. Walk the streets to see the beautiful tree-lined blocks of historic houses. Eat a Curry Turkey Pita at Young Ave Deli, buy some vinyls at Goner Records and check out one of the best drum shops in America, Memphis Drum Shop.

10. FOOD.
You really have so many great options. Here are a few of my other favorites I haven't mentioned yet: Hog and Hominy, Belmont Grill, Hueys (get the West Coast Burger), Germantown Commissary, Buckleys, Folks Folly, Boscoe's. The list could go on for days.

See you on June 7th!
Drew

03.05.14

Moon River Music Festival

I am proud to announce the Moon River Music Festival, presented by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, in my hometown of Memphis, TN. The festival is June 7, at the historic Levitt Shell. I have always wanted to host my own music festival, invite my friends from all over the country to my hometown of Memphis, invite some great bands and artists we have befriended in our years on the road, and bring some of Memphis' finest food and drinks. Tickets go on sale this Friday at www.moonriverfestival.com and www.drewholcomb.com.

The lineup is fantastic.

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors with special surprise guests.
Will Hoge
The Dirty Guv'nahs.
Holly Williams
Ellie Holcomb
Judah and the Lion
Rob Baird
Dwan Hill
and more to come.

Shows

10.01.14 | Halmstad
Immanuelskyrkan
10.02.14 | Odense
Posten
10.03.14 | Grena
Posteillonen
10.04.14 | Esbjerg
Tobakken
10.05.14 | Stockholm
Akkurat
10.06.14 | Avesta
White Monkey
10.07.14 | Ostersund
Storsjoteatern
10.08.14 | Sundsvall
Estreet
10.09.14 | Uppsala
Katalin
10.11.14 | Birmingham, AL
Cask & Drum
11.02.14 | New Orleans, LA
Voodoo Music Festival
11.03.14 | San Diego, CA
Soda Bar
w/ Penny & Sparrow
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11.04.14 | Los Angeles, CA
Troubadour
w/ Penny & Sparrow
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11.05.14 | Felton, CA
Don Quixotes
w/ Penny & Sparrow
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11.06.14 | Napa, CA
City Winery
w/ Penny & Sparrow
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11.07.14 | San Francisco, CA
The Chapel
w/ Penny & Sparrow
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11.08.14 | Crystal Bay, NV
Crystal Bay Club
w/ Penny & Sparrow
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11.11.14 | Seattle, WA
Triple Door
w/ Penny & Sparrow
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11.12.14 | Eugene, OR
WOW Hall
w/ Penny & Sparrow
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11.13.14 | Portland, OR
Mississippi Studios
w/ Penny & Sparrow
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11.14.14 | Boise, ID
Neurolux
w/ Penny & Sparrow
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11.15.14 | Salt Lake City, UT
Kilby Court
w/ Penny & Sparrow
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11.19.14 | Aspen, CO
Belly Up
w/ Penny & Sparrow
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11.20.14 | Boulder, CO
Fox Theatre
w/ Penny & Sparrow
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11.21.14 | Lawrence, KS
The Bottleneck
02.25.15 | Hoover, AL
The Library Theatre
02.26.15 | Hoover, AL
The Library Theatre
09.30.14 | Falkenberg
Grand Hotell
09.27.14 | Wheaton, IL
Wheaton College
09.17.14 | Memphis, TN
Theatre Memphis
Benefitting Le Bonheur Children's Hospital & West Cancer Center
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08.28.14 | Nashville, TN
Trevecca Nazarene University
08.09.14 | New Braunfels, TX
Rock the River Fest
07.19.14 | Louisville, KY
Forecastle Late Night Hang
07.19.14 | Louisville, KY
Forecastle
06.01.14 | Houston, TX
Free Press Summer Festival 2014
05.02.14 | Denton, TX
Zera Coffee Co
04.12.14 | Chattanooga, TN
Track 29
w/ Judah & the Lion
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04.11.14 | Asheville, NC
Orange Peel
w/ Judah & the Lion
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04.10.14 | Cincinnati, OH
20th Century Theatre
w/ Judah & the Lion
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04.05.14 | Athens, GA
Georgia Theatre
w/ Judah & the Lion
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04.04.14 | Birmingham, AL
WorkPlay Soundstage
w/ Judah & the Lion
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04.03.14 | Oxford, MS
The Lyric
w/ Judah & the Lion
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03.31.14 | Norman, OK
BYX Island Party
Walker-Adams Mall, OU
FREE SHOW
03.29.14 | Austin, TX
The Parish
w/ Judah & the Lion
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03.28.14 | Waco, TX
Common Grounds
w/ Judah & the Lion
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03.07.14 | Jackson, TN
Union University
02.14.14 | Evanston, IL
Space
Drew and Ellie Holcomb - Acoustic Duo
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02.08.14 | Oxford, UK
The Art Bar
02.07.14 | Liverpool, UK
The Acoustic Dustbowl at the View Two Gallery
02.06.14 | Plymouth, UK
The B-Bar
02.04.14 | Norwich, UK
The Bicycle Shop
02.03.14 | Brighton, UK
Americana Music Series @ The Greys
02.02.14 | Nottingham, UK
The Maze
02.01.14 | London, UK
Green Note
01.31.14 | Lisburn, Ireland
Island Arts Centre

Instagram

Band selfie in a Sweden. @richiebrins @marcusahill @nathandugger
17 hours ago
Sweden. View from the hotel.
5:13 AM Sep 29th
Great sharing stage with the @judahandthelion gents last night at Wheaton College. Incredible night.
3:42 AM Sep 28th
A little post show Phantom of the Opera.
5:44 PM Sep 27th
Teaching my girl to fly. A few days of vacation with Ellie's family.
2:43 PM Sep 25th
Congratulations @stunelson ! You're one of the finest.
1:34 PM Sep 21st
Daddy date watching uncle frank coach some 8th graders.
2:48 PM Sep 18th
Great to see the @needtobreathe fellas last night in Nashville. Great show and great friends. Hope the road treats you well gents.
5:19 AM Sep 14th
Happy birthday @ellieholcomb . No you can't have my hat.
1:04 PM Sep 12th
Watching @ellieholcomb do what she loves. Sing.
3:59 PM Sep 9th
Shooting a new music video for new album. #banana
1:32 PM Sep 7th
Well Athens/UGA, there you go again being a fantastic audience.
4:24 PM Sep 4th
Bass man @richiebrins and his #spinnerbuckle
2:59 PM Sep 4th
Our friends @nisoloshoes gave our feet some great gifts today.
11:09 AM Aug 29th
Thanks for having us Trevecca and DBU this week!
6:11 PM Aug 28th
Sweating it out. #dadlife
12:57 PM Aug 21st
Teaching @ellieholcomb some things.
5:57 PM Aug 17th
Goodbye Robin. God broke the mold with you. Very sad heart tonight.
4:06 PM Aug 11th
Texas.
7:49 AM Aug 9th

Twitter

Today, a great record by @neal_carpenter was released into the world. Everyone should get it. http://bit.ly/ncGOODGUYS
14 hours ago
RT @neal_carpenter : My new album, GOOD GUYS, is officially released!! Download it HERE: http://bit.ly/ncGOODGUYS http://t.co/GDnZPB0EXL
22 hours ago
Goodbye America. Taking the band to Sweden and Denmark for 10 shows. See you in October.
3 days ago
Dear @TOMS , these were great, but only for the 7 weeks since I bought them. http://t.co/OcaxS1V3Fk
3 days ago
RT @weldbham : @CaskAndDrum is Saturday, October 11. Check out the awesome lineup and get your tickets now. http://bit.ly/1vLg2w9 http://t.co/Zelh0PPzVE
4 days ago