American Realness

Holcombe Waller

Visions of a song man

New York Premiere

TUES JAN 10 . 9:30 PM
SAT JAN 14 . 10:00 PM

Run time: 60 minutes

466 Grand Street

Visions of a song man presents singer, composer and performing artist Holcombe Waller in an evening of songs and musical excerpts from his recent interdisciplinary performances Surfacing (2011) and Into the Dark Unknown: The Hope Chest (2008). Holcombe and musical collaborator Ben Landsverk perform simplified arrangements that employ whittled-down vocals, small guitars, viola and piano to evoke ghostly renditions of folk, liturgical, ceremonial and popular music forms.

“Waller’s new album, Into the Dark Unknown, is a come-to-Jesus moment come to life,­ a clear-eyed look at confusion that’s as arresting as it is intimate.” – Barbara Mitchell, National Public Radio