Willie Nelson

TempleLive Presents

Willie Nelson

Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors

Thu · November 16, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

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Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
American country singer-songwriter, born April 30, 1933 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Father of Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson.

Established Pendernales Recording Studio
Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors
Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors
Souvenirs.
Drew
Holcomb
has
collected
many
of
them.
A
road
warrior
for
more
than
a
decade,
he's
spent
his
adulthood
onstage
and
on
the
road,
traveling
from
place
to
place
with
a
catalog
of
vibrant,
honest
songs
that
explore
the
full
range
of
American
roots
music.
He
turns
a
new
corner
with
2017's
Souvenir
,
a
highly
-
collaborative
album
that
finds
Drew
Holcomb
&
the
Neighbors
fo-
cusing
on
the
things
that
truly
stick
with
you

including
family
and
friends,
music
and
memo-
ries,
people
and
places

in
a
fast
-
movi
ng
world.
Equal
parts
folksinger,
roots
-
rocker,
country
crooner,
and
pop
-
hook
provider,
Holcomb
blurs
the
lines
between
genres
on
his
newest
release.
Souvenir
is
his
band's
most
expansive
album
to
date,
dishing
up
everything
from
the
West
Coast
country
-
r
ock
of
"California"
to
the
front
-
porch
folk
of
"Mama
Sunshine,
Daddy's
Rain."
The
rootsy
songs
are
more
rustic
than
ever
before,
laced
with
harmonica,
upright
bass,
and
banjo,
while
the
rockers
are
downright
electrifying,
from
the
searing
guitar
solo
that
carves
a
lightning
-
shaped
streak
through
"Sometimes"
to
the
emo-
tionally
-
charged
duet
with
Holcomb's
wife,
Ellie
Holcomb,
on
"Black
and
Blue."
Holcomb
is
still
the
captain
of
this
band's
ship,
but
Souvenir
relies
on
contributions
from
the
whole
crew.
It's
a
proper
"band
album,"
in
other
words,
stacked
with
songwriting
contributions
from
longtime
mem-
bers
Rich
Brinsfield
and
Nathan
Dugger.
Arriving
two
years
after
Medicine
,
a
watershed
album
that
cracked
the
Top
15
on
both
the
Bill-
board
Folk
and
Rock
charts,
Souvenir
was
borne
out
of
collaboration.
Holcomb
and
company
had
played
nearly
200
shows
in
support
of
Medicine
's
release,
and
the
pace
took
a
toll
on
the
frontman.
Looking
for
help
to
whip
up
new
material,
he
began
holding
weekly
songwriting
ses-
sions
wit
h
Brinsfield
and
Dugger.
The
two
bandmates
responded
by
bringing
in
some
top
-
notch
tunes.
Dugger
came
up
with
"Yellow
Rose
of
Sante
Fe,"
a
classic
country
song
whose
warm,
western
sway
brings
to
mind
a
young
Willie
Nelson,
while
Brinsfield
wrote
"Sometimes
,"
whose
stacked
harmonies
and
pop
melodies
evoke
the
Beatles.
The
trio
finished
an
additional
handful
of
songs
together,
while
a
solo
acoustic
tour
through
Europe
gave
Holcomb
the
time
to
polish
off
several
tunes
on
his
own.
Fiercely
supportive
of
his
a
dopted
hometown,
Holcomb
recorded
Souvenir
in
East
Nashville,
teaming
up
with
the
same
producers

Joe
Pisapia
(k.d.
lang,
Guster,
William
Tyler)
and
Ian
Fitchuk
(Maren
Morris,
James
Bay,
Kacey
Musgraves)

who
helped
bring
2015's
Medicine
to
life.
Rather
than
try
and
resurrect
the
classic,
stripped
-
down
vibe
of
the
previous
album,
though,
the
team
adopted
an
"anything
goes"
approach
in
the
studio.
They
used
a
drum
machine
on
"New
Year,"
a
song
about
the
annual
cycle
of
triumph
and
tragedy.
They
made
room
f
or
gang
vocals,
layered
guitars,
and
epic,
rock
-
influenced
arrangements.
On
"Wild
World,"
a
socially
-
conscious
song
about
embracing
diversity
and
loving
your
neighbor,
the
crew
recorded
live,
al-
lowing
the
sounds
of
the
outside
world

including
a
passing
a
mbulance,
its
siren
blaring

to
filter
their
way
into
the
finished
track.
While
Drew
Holcomb
&
the
Neighbors
worked
on
Souvenir
at
Pisapia's
home
studio,
America
endured
the
final
days
of
a
dark,
contentious
election
that
seemed
to
leave
everyone

both
winners
and
losers

in
a
state
of
exhausted
unhappiness.
There's
palpable
anger
rising
from
Holcomb's
voice
in
"Fight
for
Love,"
whose
epic
tale
of
struggle
and
redemption
was
recorded
one
afternoon
after
Election
Day.
Souvenir
doesn't
shy
away
from
thos
e
dark
corners

the
challenges
and
controversies
that
help
give
context
and
depth
to
our
happier
moments

but
it
does
place
most
of
its
focus
on
one
central
theme:
love.
"Love
is
physical,"
says
Holcomb,
who
kicks
off
the
album
with
"The
Morning
Song,"
his
most
sexually
-
charged
track
to
date.
"Love
is
geographic,"
he
adds,
pointing
to
the
album's
tribute
to




the
Golden
Coast,
"California."
Then,
looking
at
the
rest
of
the
11
-
song
tracklist,
he
draws
con-
nections
to
songs
about
estranged
brothers,
long
-
los
t
lovers,
precocious
daughters,
and
every-
one
in
between.
"Love
is
hard
and
tragic,"
he
finishes.
"Love
is
rewarding.
Love
is
friendship.
Love
is
fatherhood."
Love
is
musical,
too.
One
month
after
recording
"Wild
World,"
Holcomb
found
himself
in
the
ER,
on
ce
again
listening
to
the
blare
of
ambulance
sirens
outside.
He
was
soon
diagnosed
with
a
rare
case
of
viral
meningitis,
a
disease
that
left
him
in
the
hospital
and
unable
to
listen
to
the
fin-
ished,
mastered
mixes
of
Souvenir
's
tracks.
Years
ago,
he
might'
ve
waited
until
he
completely
recovered,
delaying
the
album's
release
until
he
could
personally
approve
each
song.
This
time,
he
tossed
the
job
to
his
bandmates,
giving
the
Neighbors
the
trust,
love,
and
support
needed
to
finish
Souvenir
.
Released
on
Marc
h
24,
2017,
by
Holcomb's
own
label,
Magnolia
Music,
Souvenir
is
the
very
thing
its
name
suggests:
a
keepsake
from
a
band
that's
still
moving,
still
growing,
still
scaling
new
heights.
Like
Medicine
,
the
album
is
built
around
the
idea
that
music
helps
bind
people
to-
gether.
It's
the
population's
connective
tissue.
It's
part
of
our
lives,
carried
with
us
from
one
mile-
stone
to
the
next,
always
providing
the
soundtrack
to
our
individual
journeys.
For
Drew
Holcomb
&
the
Neighbors,
that
journey
is
still
going.
Sou
venir
is
the
newest
memento
from
that
trip,
its
songs
shining
a
light
on
the
band's
past
while
also
pointing
toward
the
next
destination.
Onward.
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