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Singer-songwriter couple, Drew and Ellie Holcomb, carry tour to the Met

BY ALISE CHAFFINS

One doesn’t usually contemplate happening the highway a homecoming, however singers and husband and spouse staff Drew and Ellie Holcomb have titled their newest tour “Feels Like Dwelling.” The couple defined regardless of the place they’re, in the event that they’re with household, it seems like house.

“Whereas it positively is tiring as a result of Ellie and I don’t actually tour collectively the remainder of the 12 months, we simply have this brief run in February,” Drew stated, “our children include us for about 60% of the tour, so it truly is taking house out on the highway. We spend the remainder of the 12 months recording and writing and touring individually, so it truly is a enjoyable, distinctive approach for us to spend time collectively.”

Ellie added, “It’s the end result of all of the issues we love most: our household, music and journey. So we type of carry what seems like house to us on the highway, and we hope to make everyone really feel actually welcome.”

The tour, which stops Wednesday on the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown, is a mixture of Drew and Ellie’s solo work, in addition to music they’ve recorded collectively. We requested them in regards to the challenges of working collectively as a married couple.

“It’s been 20 years of trial and error, for positive. After this lengthy of doing this collectively, the largest factor that we do is to attempt to make quite a lot of house for one another. A couple of third of the set are songs from my catalogue, a 3rd are from Ellie’s catalogue, so on these components, that individual is in cost,” Drew stated. “The opposite songs that we’ve finished collectively, that’s the place we now have give and take. However usually, I believe quite a lot of belief has constructed up. And greater than something, we’re simply followers of one another’s music, in order that makes it straightforward to play together with one another as a result of we respect what the opposite does.”

Dwelling and connection are common themes for the couple of their work, with the tour title coming from the title of considered one of their hottest songs. However that doesn’t imply it’s all the time straightforward to steadiness the sensation of house with the calls for of touring. It requires effort, the couple stated.

“Usually, we take the times for our household,” Ellie stated. “We normally use the times for exploring and household time, after which in an attractive approach, as our children have gotten older, we kinda switched to working as a household at night time. We’re attempting to drag them alongside and provides them a job. It continues to type of be a mix of inviting our household into our work life.”

One profit to touring collectively is that the couple is ready to use the time to put in writing songs collectively.

At this live performance, Ellie stated individuals can count on “an intimate night time of story and track.” One facet of their concert events is that they open up a bit to incorporate fan options.

“It truly is particular as a result of each night time is completely different primarily based on who’s within the crowd and what songs they need us to play,” she stated.

Tickets for the “Feels Like Dwelling” tour can be found at morgantownmet.com. You will discover music for Ellie at ellieholcomb.com and for Drew at drewholcomb.com.