UPCOMING SHOWS

Sunday, August 17th, 2014
Wayne Horvitz/ Robin Holcomb Duos and Solos
Center For New Music, San Francisco CA

 

 

PAST SHOWS

Saturday, June 14th, 2014, 9pm
Woodie Guthrie's Birthday
The Royal Room, Seattle WA


Robin Holcomb joins a cast of Seattle-based artists for The Royal Room's annual celebration of Woodie Guthrie's life and music (this year The Royal Room celebrates his birthday month early).
This will be Woody Guthrie's 102nd birthday, and will also feature a special tribute to Pete Seeger.

FEATURING: Darren Loucas, Robin Holcomb, Reggie Garrett, Willem de Koch, Jacob Zimmerman, Arni Adler and Geoff Harper.

 

 

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014, three performances: 5pm, 6:30pm & 8pm
Come! Behold! Enjoy!
Washington Hall, Seattle WA


The Senior Ensembles of Washington Middle School premiere Come! Behold! Enjoy! - a suite of new music and narration created by Robin Holcomb and Steve Griggs to celebrate the vibrant and eclectic musical legacy of Washington Hall. Six ensembles from 220 students will perform three shows on June 10. These performances coincide with the 96th anniversary of Seattle's first documented jazz performance - Lillian Smith's Jazz Band at Washington Hall.

Generous support for this event comes from the 4Culture Site-Specific Program, Friends of Washington Music, Historic Seattle and Washington Hall.

Seating is limited. Reservations required.
www.brownpapertickets.com.

 

 

Saturday, May 31st, 2014, 7:00 & 9:30pm
A Magical Evening of Disney Music
The Royal Room, Seattle WA


Featured singers include: Robin Holcomb, Katie Jacobson, Rachel DeShon, Zachary Rushing, and more!
Under the baton of maestro Jacob Zimmerman: Logan Heine (alto saxophone) Steve Treseler (clarinet/tenor saxophone) Christian Pincock (trombone) Ray Larsen (trumpet) Olivia Cacchione (harp) Aaron Otheim (piano/keyboard) Lauren Hendrix (bass) Max Wood (drums).

The evening’s program is comprised of memorable songs from films such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Toy Story, as well as the lesser-known gems for those die-hard Disney aficionados. Featured singers include Robin Holcomb, Casey MacGill, Rachel DeShon, Katie Jacobson, Zachary Rushing and more, all accompanied by an 8-piece orchestra including Logan Heine (alto saxophone) Steve Treseler (clarinet/tenor saxophone) Christian Pincock (trombone) Ray Larsen (trumpet) Olivia Cacchione (harp) Aaron Otheim (piano/synthesizer) Lauren Hendrix (bass) Max Wood (drums). Plus, to close each show the audience will be invited to “follow the bouncing ball” and participate in an epic sing-along.

Tickets are $12 advance/ $15 at the door.
Tickets for the early (7:00pm) set can be purchased here.
Tickets for the late (9:30pm) set can be purchased here.

 

 

Thursday, December 19th, 2013, 7:30 & 9:30pm
A Heart Needs a Home: Richard Thompson Tribute Show, benefiting Solid Ground's housing for homeless families
The Royal Room, Seattle WA

Featuring an all-star lineup of Seattle musicians under the musical direction of Wayne Horvitz.

Including performances by:
Bill Frisell, Robin Holcomb, Eli West, Joel Tepp, Wayne Horvitz, Luke Bergman, Jim Page, Darren Loucas and other local legends...

Proceeds from this event will go to support Solid Ground. Solid Ground supports more than 55,000 King County residents each year to meet their urgent housing and food needs, enhance their life skills, overcome poverty and thrive. For more information on Solid Ground please visit their website.

Tickets are $20 advance/ $25 at the door.
Tickets for the early (7:30pm) set can be purchased here.
Tickets for the late (9:30pm) set can be purchased here.

 

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
A Triple Bill, featuring The Robin Holcomb Band and Sweeter Than the Day
The Royal Room, Seattle WA

(1) Sweeter Than the Day will play the entire American Bandstand album from top to bottom.

(2) Robin Holcomb will play her entire first CD for Nonesuch Records, Robin Holcomb from top to bottom.

(3) LA Drummer Dylan Ryan with Tim Young and Keith Lowe.

Tickets are available here.

The critics say about Robin's music:
Achingly painful and suddenly tender, Robin Holcomb’s songs mirror a beguiling, bewildering world.
Wif Stegner, Rolling Stone

Satie goes to Appalachia, Morricone goes to the Knitting Factory, and you, dear art-folk fan, die and go to heaven.
Village Voice

Ms. Holcomb has done something remarkable here: she has created a new American regionalism, spun from many threads - country rock, minimalism, Civil War songs, Baptist hymns, Appalachian folk tunes, even the polytonal music of Charles Ives. The music that results is as elegantly simple as a Shaker quilt, and no less beautiful.
Mark Dery, The New York Times

Excellent and baffling, just as it should be.
Andrew Martin, Q Magazine

...refreshing, gentle, intense, honest, original and just heart-stoppingly beautiful.
Hearsay (UK)

Hers is an unsettling, utterly original vision.
Entertainment Weekly

(capable of) summing up the monumental in the simplest of terms, willing to challenge our minds, our ears, and our hearts.
CMJ

Holcomb snatches up the pop song in her long, loving arms and spirits it off on a breathless joyride through places and emotional states that it rarely has reached before.
Seattle Weekly