Nashville singer-songwriter Andrew Combs treads a patient line between his country-rock ruminations and his scuzzy grunge side, which boils below the surface, never quite erupting. With April’s new album ‘Canyons of My Mind’, Combs makes another confident stride into the hinterlands of rock and folk: picking the finest influences, from Leonard Cohen to Hiss Golden Messenger, and combining them into a taut, controlled country racket, full of orchestral flourishes, gnashing guitars, and haunting lullabies. A master of quiet perfectionism, relying on meditative restraint rather than showy technique, Combs is undoubtedly searching for the personal and the real amid the flurry of tour schedules and an instagrammed life. Weary travellers should march over to the Glee Club and find a like-minded soul making music for the pilgrimage.
Thu 4 May, 7pm at Glee Club, Arcadian, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TD £14.75 seetickets.com
Published on: Mon 1 May 2017