Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors at The Bowery Ballroom on ThursdayApril 6th, 2016
For more than a decade, Tennessee’s Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors—Holcomb (vocals, guitar and harmonica), his wife, Ellie Holcomb (guitar and vocals), Rich Brinsfield (bass) and Nathan Dugger (guitar and keys)—have been bringing their take on Americana to the people. They soon became popular across the Southeast thanks to a heavy touring schedule packed with energetic live performances. And they’ve since slowly broken into the mainstream, thanks in part to some of their songs appearing on TV soundtracks. Their seventh studio album, Medicine (stream it below), came out last year to plenty of praise. According to PopMatters, “That mainstream acceptance is hardly surprising, and in many ways, it’s not unexpected. On their new album, Medicine, the emotional bond is especially affecting, reinforcing the budding relationship they’ve nourished with their fans.” And per Paste, “Throughout Medicine, Holcomb tries to invoke the healing power of music, drawing upon personal experiences and those of others around him.” Feel that healing power for yourself when Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors (above, performing “What Would I Do Without You”) play The Bowery Ballroom on Thursday night. Folkie singer-songwriter Jill Andrews opens the show.