Malcolm Holcombe plays tracks from Another Black Hole and talks about his work habits, his band, and never forgetting where you came from.
Also on this episode, I’ve got that new Parker Millsap album, a new latin/rock album from Billy F Gibbons (yes, THAT Billy Gibbons), another track from that amazing Luther Dickinson folk album, new music from Wynona, and another track from that feel-good Phil Cook album.
The Producers for this episode are listed below. Thanks to all of the show Producers!
- Truck Stop Gospel / Parker Millsap / Parker Millsap / 04:06
- Got Love If You Want It / Billy Gibbons & The BFG'S / Pefectamundo / 04:18
- Slow & Easy / Scott H Biram / Nothin' But Blood / 04:20
- Ain't No Grave (feat. Mavis Staples) / Luther Dickinson / Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook) Volumes I & II / 03:52
- Ain't No Thing (featuring Susan Tedeschi) / Wynonna & The Big Noise / Wynonna & The Big Noise / 04:54
- Sit Here And Cry / Aubrie Sellers / New City Blues / 02:43
- Chair Dancin Girl / Lazybirds / Time Machine (Disc 1) / 03:04
- Feelin' Good / Ian McFeron / Radio / 04:28
- *** Malcolm Holcombe interview and tracks from Another Black Hole
- Great Tide / Phil Cook / Southland Mission / 05:20
- Go Slow / The O's / Honeycomb / 03:00
- Sugarmama / Alex Culbreth / The High Country / 02:18
- lil Miss / Larry Keel / Experienced / 04:04
- I'm Missing You Tonight (Featuring Tom Rozum, Nina Geber & Chloe Tietjen) / Laurie Lewis / One Evening in May / 02:59
- Bakersfield / Speedbuggy USA / South of Bakersfield / 03:47
- Voices / Gary Douglas / Keepin' Faith / 03:46
- Guns & Money / Bianca De Leon / Love, Guns, & Money / 04:47
- Light in Your Eyes / Professor Louie & The Crowmatix / Music from Hurley Mountain / 04:30
- Mud / Legendary Shack Shakers / The Southern Surreal / 02:27
- Any Wonder / Dori Freeman / Dori Freeman / 03:10
- You're the Only Star in My Blue Heaven / Jerry Lee Lewis / Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll [Disc 2] / 02:23
- Down To The Wire / Milagro Saints / Tupelo / 05:19
- Wild Horses (with Shawn Colvin) / Buddy Miller & Friends / Cayamo Sessions At Sea / 06:20
About Malcolm Holcombe
Malcolm Holcombe interview recap
- Calvin notes that the cover art for Malcolm Holcombe’s Another Black Hole is full of death and misery and asks him if this album is a dark album, he says, “It’s just the way things came out. You know life’s got a bag of tricks for you there… and especially if you keep reaching in blind-folded… so I try to keep my eye open for the glass half-full.”
- Malcolm Holcombe sets up “Sweet Georgia.” He says, “small town or big town, people are the same.”
- Calvin plays “Sweet Georgia” from Another Black Hole by Malcolm Holcombe.
- Calvin notes that Malcolm Holcombe is working again with Ray Kennedy and Brian Brinkerhoff on this album. Malcolm says, “I’m really grateful, it’s a miracle to have the opportunity to work with some trustworthy people that I’d take a bullet for. He notes the rest of the people that appear on the album, Dave Roe (upright and electric bass), Drea Merritt (vocal harmony) and Tony Joe White (electric guitar)
- Calvin notes that he’s worked with this core group for a while now and asks if he imagines the songs for the full band? Malcolm Holcombe says, “Nah, I’m not that smart.”
- Calvin notes that Malcolm Holcombe has been producing songs and albums on a fairly regular and steady pace. He asks Malcolm about his work habits and if he sets aside a particular time of day to work on his songs. He says, “Nah. Like an old fellow from Swannanoa, NC used to say,, rest his soul. His name was Eddy. Eddy used to say, ‘Malcolm, if you like to eat corn, you got to get out the hoe. I try to have the hoe handy. Steve Goodman, rest his soul, used to say, ‘You got to show up.’ So I try to show up and at least grab a pencil or something. You got to make an effort you know. It’s not like just hanging around, running around with a flower in your hair naked to the yellow brick road of the earth. “
- Malcolm Holcombe sets up “Another Black Hole.” He says he’s been blessed and fortunate the past few years, but he never wants to forget where he came from.
- Calvin plays the title track from Another Black Hole by Malcolm Holcombe.
- Calvin notes that a lot his songs are about people who are down on their luck or having a hard time getting by. Malcolm Holcombe says, “Well I haven’t had a peanut butter sandwich on Mars in my lifetime, so it’s hard to write about it. It’s hard to express a path I haven’t walked. “
- Malcolm Holcombe sets up “Don’t Play Around.” he says, “You can understand my southern accent and that’s about all I can say about that one.”
- Calvin plays “Don’t Play Around” from Another Black Hole by Malcolm Holcombe.
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