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REVIEW: Malcolm Holcombe Alternates Bittersweet Reminiscences and Poignant Provocations on "Come Hell or High Water" • Americana Highways
To nick the subtitle of a recent collection of essays on Texas songwriters,1 Malcolm Holcombe’s approach to songcraft is “ruthlessly poetic.” Holcombe’s latest, the Marco Giovino-produced Come Hell or High Water (Singular Recordings), marks the 13th in a string of dependably strong collections bearing Holcombe’s distinct, darkly Appalachian imprint. Featuring Iris DeMent and Greg Brown …