Reviews for To Drink The Rain, Holcombe's 2011 release, recorded at Cedar Creek Studios in Austin, TX.
"The brilliance of Holcombeâ€™s songs, riveting live performances and a troubled early career have made him something of a legend in some circles, but his songs are not geared toward legend-making. They are celebration and testimony as durable and beautiful as the hills where they were written."
- Al Maginnes- Option magazine
"Malcolm Holcombe...stands out like a beacon in an industry full of shiny young things. He is an individual and a one-off and the World is a better place for having him in it. Alan Harrison- No Depression
Amazing, talented, edgy, scary, dangerous, loving, genuine, articulate, kind, unique. If he is â€˜down in your woodsâ€™ make sure you seek him out â€“ I guarantee you an unforgettable experience."
- Jela Webb- Flyin' Shoes
"â€˜To Drink The Rainâ€™ may be Holcolmbeâ€™s most accomplished record to date. The albumâ€™s simple and honest sound shows just how confident Holcombe is in revealing his unbridled and unrelenting musical vision to the world."
- Americana UK
"Beautiful, if bleak, To Drink the Rain is a triumph. As a performing artist and songwriter, Malcolm Holcombe is an authentic country-blues bard."
- Gerry Quinn- The Irish Examiner
"This is an album populated with subtly catchy choruses that worm their way into the consciousness. Like John Lee Hooker, Holcombe avoids obvious rhymes and wrong-foots the listener. There are unanswered questions aplenty that will draw the curious back for answers time and again. Superior stuff."
- Cate Mitchell- Backroads UK
Come see Malcolm Holcombe live at The Living Room, June 24th at 8pm. Tickets available here.