US Singer-songwriter Cass McCombs spent many years drifting around the US picking up all sorts of jobs from janitor to movie projectionist as well as a love for the great outdoors and life on the road. He developed a keen ear for the life stories of others which is reflected in his songs…a long shot from the usual introverted self-reflection. His double album Big Wheel and Others released earlier this year on Domino Records was certainly a musical highlight of 2013. Following the breezy ‘There Can Be Only One’ and the late Karen Black-featuring ‘Brighter!’, comes new, half-title track single ‘Big Wheel’ (released Jan 27th).
‘Big Wheel…’ is the perfect distillation of over a decade’s worth of creation and chaos in the life of a true pillar of the American underground.
Cass McCombs is coming to the UK in January:
08.01 – Colston Hall, Bristol
09.01 – CCA, Glasgow
10.01 – Deaf Institute, Manchester
11.01 – Workmans Club, Dublin
13.01 – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London