Some artists are able to articulate a vision at the very beginning of their career, while others hone their craft over time, growing into their vision as they mature.
“I am definitely in the latter category,” explains Drew Holcomb, a Tennessee-born, duck hunting, bourbon drinking, 1st edition book collecting, golf playing Eagle Scout with a Masters degree in Divinity from Scotland’s University of St Andrews (he wrote his dissertation on “Springsteen and American Redemptive Imagination”) who has spent the better part of the past decade as a professional musician -- recording, writing, and touring with his band Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors.
Since releasing his first solo album, 2005’s Washed In Blue, Drew Holcomb -- later joined by The Neighbors (his wife Ellie Holcomb, Nathan Dugger, Rich Brinsfield) -- has established himself as a formidable indie act, selling more than 85,000 records, playing more than 1,500 live dates, and selling-out headline shows. They have toured alongside such varied acts as The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos, NEEDTOBREATHE, Susan Tedeschi, North Mississippi Allstars, Marc Broussard, and more. Their songs have been used in countless television shows and commercials, most notably in TNT’s Emmy Award-winning 2011 Christmas Day NBA Forever spot, which paired the song Live Forever with a mesmerizing montage of past and present NBA video footage.