Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors

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Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
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Background information
Origin
Genres Americana, alternative rock, folk rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Magnolia, DualTone, Good Time
Website drewholcomb.com
Members
  • Drew Holcomb
  • Rich Brinsfield
  • Nathan Dugger
  • Jonathan Womble

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is an Americana band from Memphis and East Nashville in Tennessee, United States. The band was formed in 2006 by Drew Holcomb (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica). The other band members are Nathan Dugger (guitar, keys) Jonathan Womble (drums), and Rich Brinsfield (bass). His wife, Ellie Holcomb, quit touring with the band prior to the release of the Medicine headlining tour.

The band has sold over 100,000 albums to date, and played at over 1,800 concerts in seven countries. Their songs have received 40 TV placements, and have appeared on several TV shows including How I Met Your Mother, Criminal Minds, Parenthood, Nashville, HOUSE, and Justified.[1]

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

Drew Holcomb began his musical career as a solo act. In 2003, he recorded his debut EP Lost And Found in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Two years later, Holcomb released the full-length album Washed In Blue, which led to multiple TV placements, including Lifetime's Army Wives, Showtimes's United States of Tara, and A&E's The Cleaner.

After band formation[edit]

While attending the University of Tennessee, Holcomb met Ellie Bannister, daughter of producer-songwriter Brown Bannister. The two married in 2006 and now live in Nashville.[2] Shortly after their wedding, Drew collaborated with Ellie as well as Nathan Dugger and Rich Brinsfield to form a band. At the time, they all lived in the same zip code, which was why the band was called "Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors". In August 2008, the band released a 10-track album called Passenger Seat, which reached No. 3 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart.

In 2009, Holcomb and his band toured heavily, and supported several national acts, including Susan Tedeschi, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos, The Avett Brothers, Robert Earl Keen, and Marc Broussard. In the fall of 2009, the band appeared alongside Pat Green, Billy Joe Shaver, and Darryl Worley on the PBS TV show Legends and Lyrics.

In 2011, the band partnered with Dualtone Records to create the album Chasing Someday. Released in February 2011, the 13-track album earned Holcomb his first appearance on the Billboard charts. Chasing Someday debuted at No. 3 Billboard Heatseekers, No. 156 Billboard Top 200, No. 45 on Billboard Overall Digital Albums, No. 19 on Billboard Independent Album Chart and No. 8 on Billboard Folk Albums. The band embarked on the heaviest touring season since its inception, playing over 400 shows for the Chasing Someday cycle and their first sell out performances in venues beyond the Southeastern United States.

In February 2013, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors released their most successful album to date, Good Light, through self-owned imprint Magnolia Music and management company's Good Time Records. The 12-song album debuted No. 84 on Billboard Top 200 and landed on several other Billboard charts, including: Folk Albums (No. 5), Independent Albums (No. 14), and Rock Albums (No. 23). Good Light peaked at No. 18 on the Americana radio format chart. The band toured heavily, first in direct support for Needtobreathe's US "Drive All Night" Tour, and Drew later directly supported John Hiatt's West Coast tour as a solo performer.

Medicine was the 2015 follow-up to Drew Holcomb's 2013 album Good Light. The album debuted at No. 47 on the Billboard 200 along with other Billboard charts: Digital Albums (No. 23), Folk Albums (No. 6), Indie Albums (No. 9), Internet Albums (No. 11), Rock Albums (No. 12), and Top Current Album Sales (No. 30).

Shortly after the band's first live album, Live at the Ryman, was released in late 2016, they released a new studio album, Souvenir on March 24, 2017.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions[3]
US US Folk US Rock US Heat US Indie US Top Current Album US Vinyl Album US Internet Album US Top Album Sales US Digital Album
Washed in Blue
  • Release date: May 12, 2005
  • Label: Istra
Live from Memphis
  • Release date: September 27, 2007
  • Label: self-released
A Neighborly Christmas
  • Release date: December 11, 2007
  • Label: Magnolia Records
Passenger Seat
  • Release date: August 12, 2008
  • Label: Magnolia Records
A Million Miles Away
  • Release date: August 11, 2009
  • Label: Magnolia Records
Chasing Someday 183 8 39 3 19
Through the Night: Live in the Studio
  • Release date: June 19, 2012
  • Label: Magnolia Records
Another Neighborly Christmas
  • Release date: November 6, 2012
  • Label: Magnolia Records
Good Light
  • Release date: February 26, 2013
  • Label: Magnolia Records
84 5 23 14
Medicine
  • Release date: January 27, 2015
  • Label: Magnolia Records
47 6 12 9
Live at the Ryman
  • Release date: August 16, 2016
  • Label: Magnolia Records
5 25 5 89 3 8
Souvenir
  • Release date: March 24, 2017
  • Label: Magnolia Records
117 3 5 3 3 10 27 20
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2011 "Fire and Dynamite"[4] Aaron Greenberg
"Live Forever"[5] David Poag
2013 "Good Light"[6] David Poag
"The Wine We Drink"[7] Konrad Czysrowski
2014 "American Beauty"[8] Eric Ryan Anderson
2014 "Here We Go"[9]
2014 "Tennessee"[10]
2014 "Avalanche"[11] Neal Dahlgren
2015 "Sisters Brothers"[12] Neal Dahlgren
2015 "Tightrope"[13] Walter Lantz / Matt Delisi
2016 "You'll Always Be My Girl"[14] Lindley Atkinson
2016 "Wild World"[15]
2017 "Rowdy Heart, Broken Wing"[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-01-08. 
  2. ^ Wayne Bledsoe (August 29, 2008). "Holcomb finds perfect person to occupy 'Passenger Seat'". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Folk Albums | Billboard.com". Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "CMT : Videos : Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Fire and Dynamite". Country Music Television. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Live Forever". Country Music Television. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Good Light". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ "CMT : Videos : Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: The Wine We Drink". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ "CMT : Videos : Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: American Beauty". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Here We Go". Drew Holcomb. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  10. ^ . Drew Holcomb Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Tennessee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTfaD8nXoC8 Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Tennessee Check |url= value (help). Retrieved October 29, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ . Drew Holcomb Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Avalanche https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n15CjoPfPM0=Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Avalanche Check |url= value (help). Retrieved October 29, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ . Drew Holcomb Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Sisters Brothers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n15CjoPfPM0=Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Sisters Brothers Check |url= value (help). Retrieved February 17, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ . Drew Holcomb Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Tightrope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUh59nF9nXI=Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Tightrope Check |url= value (help). Retrieved March 12, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ . Drew Holcomb Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: You'll Always Be My Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyPm7pu_BIA=Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: You'll Always Be My Girl Check |url= value (help). Retrieved January 27, 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ . Drew Holcomb Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Wild World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wtQqYW48sM=Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Wild World Check |url= value (help). Retrieved October 24, 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ . Drew Holcomb Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Rowdy Heart, Broken Wing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoK1xbNOB9M=Youtube: Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors: Rowdy Heart, Broken Wing Check |url= value (help). Retrieved March 23, 2017.  Missing or empty |title= (help)