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Malcolm Holcombe to perform benefit for WERU

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BANGOR - Acclaimed North Carolina singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe will perform acoustic blues and 'rugged folk' in a benefit concert for WERU the evening of Sunday, Oct. 30. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Big Easy Lounge in downtown Bangor. The Big Easy is adjacent to The Charles Inn on West Market Square.

Holcombe is best known for his unique gravelly voice and bittersweet lyrics, backed by piedmont-style guitar picking. His music has been called 'not quite country and somewhere beyond folk,' and has drawn comparison to John Hiatt and Tom Waits. His eight full-length albums have consistently received industry acclaim. He is currently touring in support of his latest release, 'To Drink the Rain.'

Early in his career, Holcombe worked at the Douglas Corner bar in Nashville, where aspiring musicians still play in hopes of being seen by the right person. When called onstage, Holcombe would to stride out of the kitchen, still in his apron, play a song or two and head back into the kitchen and resume his shift. He eventually garnered enough notice to be able to start recording albums.

Later in his career, veteran country-rocker Steve Earle would say of him, 'He's the best songwriter I've ever thrown out of my recording studio.' Much has changed since then, but the intensity of his songwriting and his energetic performances have not.

The Big Easy Lounge will provide an intimate backdrop for this performance. Admission is $15 at the door. The show begins at 7 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to arrive early if they want a seat.

All proceeds from this performance will benefit WERU Community Radio of Blue Hill (89.9FM) & Bangor (99.9FM). WERU is a non-profit, non-commercial, volunteer-powered radio station serving Central, Midcoast and Downeast Maine. WERU strives to air music, news and opinions that are not found elsewhere on the radio dial. For more information contact Chris Stark at the WERU station 207-469-6600 or e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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