USA Today Premieres Drew Holcomb's 'The Wine We Drink' Music Video
Drew Holcomb calls "The Wine We Drink" "an incredibly personal song" written for his wife of 7½ years, Ellie Holcomb.
Drew and Ellie sing together in the song's video, premiering at USA TODAY, and travel together as members of Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. The couple met while attending the University of Tennessee and often attended shows together - traveling to see Ryan Adams in Atlanta, Nickel Creek in Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Damien Rice in Asheville, N.C.
"We had a mutual love of music and travel that started as a friendship and became something more," says the Nashville-based singer-songwriter. He wound up proposing at a favorite spot in Nashville's Centennial Park, in a cargo net hung between the branches of a large magnolia tree.
If that sounds romantic, The Wine We Drink is about a different sort of romance. The song appears on Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors' album Good Light, which came out in February, and it speaks of a love deeper than the yellow-brick-road fantasies most people have as they enter relationships.
"When you're young and in love before you get married, you have this idea of what it's going to be like," he says. In actuality, though, marriage "looks a lot different than what you have in mind," something simultaneously more mundane and more intimate. "These mistakes you make and the things you do wrong end up endearing you to each other."
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors will play a Mumford & Sons Gentlemen of the Road show in Guthrie, Okla., Friday, followed by a Saturday headlining show at the historic Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa. The group will open dates this fall for John Hiatt as well as headline its own Good Light Tour. Music site Noisetrade is offering a free download sampler of acts appearing on the Good Light Tour.
Watch the video over on USA TODAY here:
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors Fall Tour Dates 2013 (*w/ John Hiatt)
Sept. 6th Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Guthrie, OK
7th Cain's Tulsa, OK
9th Rio Theatre* Santa Cruz, CA
11th Uptown Theatre* Napa, CA
12th Crest Theatre* Sacramento, CA
13th Grand Sierra* Reno, NV
18th Americana Music Association Nashville, TN
24th Hotel Café Los Angeles, CA
26th Radio Radio Indianapolis, IN
27th Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
28th Triple Rock Club Minneapolis, MN
29th The Frequency Madison, WI
30th The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
Oct. 2nd The Basement Columbus, OH
3rd Old Rock House St. Louis, MO
4th Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
5th Soiled Dove Denver, CO
10th Handle Bar Greenville, SC
11th Center Stage Atlanta, GA
12th Soapbox Wilmington, NC
17th The Southern Charlottesville, VA
18th The Music Farm Charleston, SC
24th Cultural Center of East Alabama Auburn, AL
25th Bijou Theater Knoxville, TN
26th New Daisy Theater Memphis, TN
29th Kirk Ave Music Hall Roanoke, VA
30th The Hamilton Washington, DC
31st World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 1st City Winery New York, NY
2nd Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
7th The New Vintage Louisville, KY
8th Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
9th Visulite Theater Charlotte, NC
15th House of Blues Dallas, TX
16th Fitzgerald's Houston, TX