As Sure as the Sun

As Sure as the Sun

by Ellie Holcomb


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Gripping from start to finish, As Sure as the Sun launches Ellie Holcomb's solo career in earnest, building on the momentum of her time in Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors (Drew being her husband) and her debut EP, Magnolia. Here, her voice is still that sweet and slightly weathered strand of silk that perfectly complements the modern folk or triumphant, modern worship music that surrounds it, but the material is a non-stop emptying of the top-shelf this time out. Highlights are hard to discern since there are just so many, but check the delicate title track for how easily love pours out of this album, or march along with the Mumford & Sons-like "Marvelous Light" as it approaches something utterly epic. Late album wonder "The Valley" can lift the heart on any given burdensome day, but when it comes to moving performances, the award goes to the closing "I Want to Be Free," a full-bodied, bluesy numbers that suggests Holcomb has been taking in plenty of Billie Holiday and Alabama Shakes. A superb, often stunning, debut.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/2014
Label: Full Heart Music
UPC: 0737534399552
catalogNumber: 99552
Rank: 19907

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ellie Holcomb   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Brown Bannister   Background Vocals
Mike Payne   Guitar
Danny Oertli   Background Vocals
Will Sayles   Percussion,Drums
Ben Shive   Dulcimer,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Melissa Broadwell   Vocals
Drew Holcomb   Background Vocals
Jillian Edwards   Background Vocals
Nicole Witt   Background Vocals
Matt Pierson   Bass
Nathan Dugger   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Brown Bannister   Producer,Engineer
Christa Wells   Composer
Ben Shive   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Rusty Varenkamp   Composer
Buckley Miller   Engineer
Jillian Edwards   Composer
Lani Crump   Mixing Coordinator
Ellie Holcomb   Composer
Nicole Witt   Composer
Matt Armstrong   Composer
Jon Dicus   Artwork

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