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May 31, 2022

Episode 210: Over the past ten years, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors have become one of the most successful and beloved bands in Nashville, a kind of nice guy finishes first story in Music City. Thing is, the band is also huge in Knoxville, where he went to college and Memphis, where he grew up. And around the nation too. It's just hard to remember that local dude Drew is a roots and folk rock star, and as evidence of that, he's playing a two-night stand at the Ryman Auditorium to celebrate his 40th birthday. We talk about his years of struggle to gain momentum, the role of his wife Ellie in his life and band and about the music that came out of the pandemic, including a duo album with Ellie called Coming Home. Also, a catch up with old-time folk songwriter, banjo player and historian Jake Blount.