Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Yo Nashville: Andrew Combs - Tennessee Time

Feels Like: Ryan Adams, Justin Townes Earle, Houndmouth

Nashville artist Andrew Combs has the kind of voice that is at once recognizable and new.  His themes are straight from the road-weathered country troubadour's bible: whiskey, women, and a life spent searching for a home.  Yet somehow, all of this sounds fresh, the simple twist of a phrase transforming tried and true country tropes into something more relevant and immediate.  While "Tennessee Time" is the standout, and essential listening for anyone who has ever lived or spent time in Tennessee, everything he's released thus far has been tops.  Combs is on tour now, and Nashvillians, you can catch him at this fall's Americana Music Fest, playing at the High Watt on September 14th.
Yo Nashville is a segment in which we highlight local talent from here in Music City U.S.A.