Drew Holcomb


This week’s Past, Present, Future, Live! features an intimate conversation and performance with Drew Holcomb, songwriter and frontman for Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. Born and raised in Memphis, Drew built a committed following through years of touring a circuit of the South’s major cities, and watched the gigs grow larger with each return trip. In 2011, Drew and the band earned wider recognition when his song “Live Forever” was featured in multiple TV shows, breaking through and establishing Drew as one of the faces of the new Americana scene. Drew has a thoughtful and academic approach to music—he has a Masters in Theology where his thesis explored Bruce Springsteen—and this comes through in his music, which Drew describes as the place he found the sort of meaning others find through religion.


Drew just released a new live album, “Live at the Tennessee Theatre,” that captures highlights of a standout performance from their last tour before quarantine, in support of the 2019 album “Dragons.” The first song off of Dragons, “Family,” is an ode to how Drew’s own experience as one of 28 grandkids continues to define him as an artist and a father.


On this episode Drew discusses all of that and more, including his incredible relationship with his wife and longtime musical collaborator Ellie, and how he’s grown to appreciate managing the business side of his music.


At the end of the episode, you’ll hear Drew play “American Beauty”, “Family”, and “Dragons”. You can see videos of these and all other Past, Present, Future, Live! performances on our show page and on the Osiris Media YouTube Channel.


You’ll find music from all the artists mentioned in this interview on our Past, Present, Future, Live! Spotify playlist.


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