Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors (The Troubadour)

The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | February 24, 2016 | Photos: Cortney Armitage |

It’s been just over one year since the release of Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors’ latest release, Medicine, but good records sustain their traction. Fleshing out their set with songs old and new, Holcomb and company gave the intimate space of the Troubadour a heightened sense of emotional warmth with their rich, soulful, uplifting and downright folk-touched Americana: the kind that does even the most jaded Los Angeles heart a bit of good. Grown men and women literally swooned during songs like “Hallelujah,” “Avalanche” and “Shine Like Lightning” while Holcomb was the epitome of humility and gratitude, set aside a portion of the program to take requests, owned up to listening to Sister Hazel back in the day and, for a few minutes, it was 1993 all over again when they jammed through a snippet of Counting Crow’s “Mr. Jones.” It happened.

Sean McConnell | Los Angeles, CA | February 24, 2016 | Photos: Cortney Armitage |