7 Songs, 21 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The talented wife of Drew Holcomb used to be a schoolteacher until her husband convinced her to quit and join his band Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. After playing a bunch of live shows, many folks kept asking Ellie Holcomb if she was ever going to branch out and record any of her own songs. Ellie’s Magnolia EP is a generous seven-song offering of Nashville-recorded folk tunes that are based on Psalms. The title-track begins with the rich, wooden tones of an old acoustic guitar and a sprightly picked mandolin accompanying her hushed, breathy inflections. Drew sings some backing vocal harmonies that dynamically provide both contrast and congruency from verse to chorus. “Don’t Forget His Love (Psalm 108)” is a beautifully spare serenade where Ellie whisper-sings over minimal arpeggios plucked in perfect time. She opens up her vocal range on “Grateful for Your Love,” singing out with an inspired and spiritual passion. “Anchor of Hope” cleverly rhymes superlatives before the short “Rock of Habitation” closes with the intimacy of a prayer.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The talented wife of Drew Holcomb used to be a schoolteacher until her husband convinced her to quit and join his band Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. After playing a bunch of live shows, many folks kept asking Ellie Holcomb if she was ever going to branch out and record any of her own songs. Ellie’s Magnolia EP is a generous seven-song offering of Nashville-recorded folk tunes that are based on Psalms. The title-track begins with the rich, wooden tones of an old acoustic guitar and a sprightly picked mandolin accompanying her hushed, breathy inflections. Drew sings some backing vocal harmonies that dynamically provide both contrast and congruency from verse to chorus. “Don’t Forget His Love (Psalm 108)” is a beautifully spare serenade where Ellie whisper-sings over minimal arpeggios plucked in perfect time. She opens up her vocal range on “Grateful for Your Love,” singing out with an inspired and spiritual passion. “Anchor of Hope” cleverly rhymes superlatives before the short “Rock of Habitation” closes with the intimacy of a prayer.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
244 Ratings
244 Ratings
bigtalker123123

Logan

My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to see Drew & Ellie perform in Nashville twice, and both times we were blown away with their songs/performance. Ellie is truly an inspirational singer and this album really shows her true talent. Buy it!

dstny

ellie :)

I've seen her and drew live, they're amazing <3. love this. :)

Wavelength

Fantastic

This is a fantastic EP. If you have any chance to see her and Drew Holcombe and the Neighbors live, you will be a life long fan. Great music, great people!

About Ellie Holcomb

Daughter of producer Brown Bannister and the wife of Drew from Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Ellie Holcomb is a CCM singer/songwriter who played in her husband's band before launching her solo career. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Holcomb began her music career in 2005 by joining her then future husband in Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors. The two married in 2006, and in 2013 the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Emmylou. Ellie introduced her solo career in 2011 with the EP Magnolia, then in 2014 she released her debut album, As Sure as the Sun. The album debuted at number 34 on the Billboard 200 album chart. She reentered the Billboard 200 with the follow-up, Red Sea Road, released in 2017, again with Full Heart Music. ~ David Jeffries

HOMETOWN
Nashville, TN
BORN
September 12, 1982

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