Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - "What Would I Do Without You"
Americana band from Memphis and East Nashville in Tennessee, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors formed in 2006. His wife, Ellie Holcomb, who had been a member of the band since 2005, eventually stopped touring with the band to take care of their first child EmmyLou in 2012 and then later began pursuing a solo artist career.
The band has sold over 150,000 albums to date,[not verified in body] and played at over 1,800 concerts in seven countries. So, you’d think I’d have heard of them by now!
They’ve got a sound like classic Jack Johnson, or maybe Ben Harper, mixed with the songwriting of Townes Van Zandt and the casual country folk storytelling of Hank Williams. Basically a perfect blend of music to listen to while driving cross country or sitting on your porch sipping whiskey.
This song popped up today and took me back. It’s such a simple statement, but so gut wrenchingly honest. When you’ve built your life with someone, how do you imagine that life without them. Loving and tender and yet with the specter of fear behind the lines, it is a gorgeous piece of music.
So today, hoping I’ll never know, I choose Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors’ "What Would I Do Without You" as my, When colors turn to shades of grey, When the world is wet with morning dew, when you’ve got the choice of how to feel right in front of you, song for a, The difference between what I've said and done, the choices I’d make if you hadn’t won, my own little story told by just one, Thursday.