North Carolina's Malcolm Holcombe makes a welcome return to White Water Tavern for a rare Sunday night show. Holcombe is easily one of the best songwriters in the country, effortlessly melding folk, blues and country influences into his songs of everyday observation.
His gruff voice grumbles and growls with the gravelly best-of-them, but emotion is never lost in the mix. He's also a badass guitar player, and between songs, he'll tell rambling, circular stories that don't make conventional "sense," but will nonetheless crack up audience and performer alike. We at the Times are fans, for sure. This is a don't-miss show, 8 p.m.