is a natural for a touring musician, having spent years living a “nomadic” life, i.e., as a homeless artist. While such a life no doubt provides much material for songs, McCombs didn’t get serious about being a working musician and songwriter until after 9//11, which sent him from New York to California, where he began work on his first recording, an E.P. title Not the Way E.P
. Then he moved to Baltimore and recorded his first full-length, A
. Since then, he’s recorded six more albums, including the just-released Big Wheel And Others
. Lest you think that McCombs is an eccentric hermit, disabuse yourself of those notions, or at least the hermit part. He’s played with a long list of current working musicians, including Louisville’s Bonnie “Prince” Billy
, plus he’s been in a couple of movies and gotten some television synchronization. He’ll he at Zanzabar on December 7, with Arbouretum
. Tickets are $10/$12.
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