Andrew Combs does Down By The River, Amsterdam and more in April31-01-2018
A Dallas native now living near the same Nashville airport immortalized in the opening sequence of Robert Altman’s country music odyssey, Andrew Combs is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and heir to that 1975 film’s idea of the Nashville troubadour as a kind of musical monk. Here in the twenty-first century whorl of digital narcissism, where identity can feel like a 24/7 social media soft-shoe performance, Combs makes music that does battle with the unsubtle.
Like the pioneering color photographer William Eggleston, he sees the everyday and the commonplace as the surest paths to transcendence, and he understands intuitively that what is most obvious is often studded with the sacred. As a songwriter, Combs relies on meditative restraint rather than showy insistence to paint his canvases, a technique commensurate with his idea of nature as an overflowing spiritual wellspring.
Menno Pot of Dutch national paper Volkskrant writes about Andrew Combs' latest album Canyons Of My Mind: "Not a cheerful album by Andrew Combs, but what a splendor. Always bittersweet, always moody, except perhaps in the coda of Heart of Wonder, in which piano gavel and a disturbed electric guitar collide with a screaming saxophone, as if Combs wants to say: country? No way! I will not het myself be restricted."
Very excited to have Andrew perform at Sedate's own Down By The River festival and to be able to announce another handful of tourdates in the beginning of April now: