The Bluebird Cafe has seen an increase in traffic since the premiere of the hit ABC show Nashville. Reservations are made online and often sell out in minutes, but customers can line up before the shows to try for the limited number of seats at the bar.
LR Baggs and American Songwriter Present: Andrew Combs
American Songwriter was anxious to hear some of the tunes from the new record, so we teamed up with LR Baggs for a special session. Below, watch Combs perform “Rainy Day Song” (co-written with Brent Cobb) and “Month Of Bad Habits” (co-written with Doug Johnson) on his Martin OM-21 guitar, recorded direct with an LR Baggs Anthem system.
After playing the Newport Folk Festival earlier this year, Andrew Combs and Steelism headed back to East Nashville, where they booked some time at the local Toy Box Studio. Combs was looking to record “Emily,” a country-blues tribute to a dangerous woman.
Andrew Combs Worried Man (Coin) Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
This Texas bred singer/songwriter shouldn’t be a worried man for long if this terrific debut gets the exposure it deserves. Combs is a formidable talent who can swamp rock it up with the best of them on “Big Bad Love” and follow that with one of his most delicate acoustic ballads in “Come Tomorrow,” all wrapped in a honeyed, soulful, puppy dog voice that’s as memorable as the melodies on these eleven tracks. He borrows maybe a little too liberally from Bob Dylan’s New Morning period for this album’s sound, especially on “Take it From Me,” but if you’re going to be influenced by a Dylan disc, that’s as good as any.
In conjunction with our new country music issue, American Songwriter proudly presents The Country Way Digital Volume 3, featuring 12 must-hear tracks from some of our favorite artists. And the best thing about it? It’s free!
On April 10, gifted Nashville singer-songwriter Andrew Combs will release the digital singles “Big Bad Love” and “Take It From Me.” There will also be 500 limited edition vinyl 7”, screen-printed and hand-numbered, designed by Andrew Combs and Kristen Beck. Fans will be able to download the singles or pre-order a copy of the 7” on April 10th via Bandcamp.