Holcombe Waller

Back in 2005, I was was doing an acting gig in Portland, Oregon.  It was a musical retelling of the Siddhartha tale called "One".  The singer who played the Govinda character was Holcombe Waller.  He and I became friends and have been in touch ever since.  He just sent me some information about the release of his fourth album - I have the previous two, which are awesome.  But this new one is genius and I simply had to share with all of you.

NPR recently picked a song from the album called "Risk of Change" as their song of the day.  NPR said, "Like Rufus Wainwright and Antony before him, Holcombe Waller has a gorgeously androgynous voice, both as a singer and songwriter —­ one that cuts through ordinary and extraordinary situations with delicacy and emotional precision. Waller's new album, Into the Dark Unknown, is a come-to-Jesus moment come to life,­ a clear-eyed look at confusion that's as arresting as it is intimate. The album leaves Waller's voice front and center, and the result is strong, theatrical and wonderfully nuanced, all at the same time."
Got a minute?  Here is his newest video: