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Posts by Samuel Barker

Malcolm Holcombe at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – July 12, 2016

Malcolm Holcombe at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – July 12, 2016

For over 2 decades and 10-plus albums, Malcolm Holcombe has treaded right on the cusp of notoriety and infamy. One of my favorite quotes on Holcombe has always come from Steve Earle, who said he was “the best songwriter I ever threw out of my studio.” That follows the intensity and controlled chaos that is a […]

Introduction to Samuel Barker

Introduction to Samuel Barker

Hey everybody! I figured I would introduce myself since posts from me are going to start popping up on the site and you might just be scratching your head wondering all about me. To really appreciate my writing, you need to know the basics about me, right? Well, here we go. I love long drives, […]

Gallows Bound at Gruene Hall – January 24, 2016

Gallows Bound at Gruene Hall – January 24, 2016

A couple of years ago, I pulled up to a little neighborhood bar in Philadelphia to play a show. The headliner that night was a group of young adults from Winchester, VA called Gallows Bound. Six folks decked out in t-shirts from their favorite punk bands, tattoos, piercing and the like. Walking in, I received […]