From Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors are Drew Holcomb (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Ellie Holcomb (vocals, guitars), Nathan Dugger (guitar, keys), and Rich Brinsfield (bass). Since releasing his first solo album, 2005’s Washed In Blue, Drew has established himself as a formidable indie act, selling more than 85,000 records, playing more than 1,500 live dates, selling out headline shows, and touring alongside such varied acts as The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos, Needtobreathe, Susan Tedeschi, North Mississippi Allstars, and others. Good Light, Drew’s fourth studio album, was released on 2/26/13 and debuited #84 on the Billboard Top 200, their highest chart debut to date. The music video for the first single, “Good Light”, has been featured on VH1, CMT Pure, & E! News. The band has had over 40 placements on 10 different networks, including “How I Met Your Mother”, “Criminal Minds”, “Nashville”, “Parenthood”, & “Justified.” They’ve also been featured in USA Today, American Songwriter, Paste, Huffington Post and much more. Good Light showcases his signature brand of singer/songwriter Americana in its finest form yet. “On past albums I was searching for my voice, both literally and figuratively,” explains Drew. “I co-wrote a lot of songs, peppered the music with too many influences, and let too many other voices in my head.” With this album, Drew dedicated himself to the process of songwriting, stripping away extra layers, ridding himself of past boundaries and expectations. He wrote more than 40 songs for Good Light, mostly alone on his 1934 Gibson Archtop, eventually whittling the selections down to a final 12 tracks.
Recorded live at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Good Light arrives shortly following Drew’s 30th birthday and the birth of his first child, daughter Emmylou, with wife and bandmate Ellie Holcomb. "This album perfectly tells the story of this new stage in my life,” explains Drew. “I think about my daughter every time I sing the title track, how I want to sing it over her when she is old enough to start understanding the world of truth and consequence... Each of us has a story, and it’s the only one we can tell. With this album I’m telling my story."