Malcolm Holcombe is an acclaimed singer/songwriter in the insurgent country/folk vein who grew up in Weaverville, N.C.
The release of his debut album, 1996's A Hundred Lies -- which featured his moody poetry, country blues guitar, and rumbling baritone -- was met with acclaim from USA Today and Rolling Stone's David Fricke, among others, and garnered comparisons to folks such as John Prine
and Tom Waits
. (The album was originally recorded for Geffen and then re-released on Hip-O). He has also earned raves in print from such Nashville notables as Lucinda Williams
. Holcombe has also played as a duo with Durham, NC, native Valorie Miller. The two have toured nationally with Shelby Lynne
and opened for artists such as Merle Haggard
. ~ Erik Hage, Rovi