Production / Marketing / Tour Management: Chris Combs / 918.857.5311
Label: Brian Horton / 918.645.0058
Short Bio: Chris Combs—guitarist, composer and long-time member of the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey—has brought his jazz, rock, pop, hip hop and electronica influences together in his new solo project, Combsy. This lush, groove-heavy concept project creates a sonic landscape that elicits comparisons to indie artists ranging from Rubblebucket and Grizzly Bear to The Decemberists, while maintaining a tenuous grasp on the jazz and experimental art rock that initially inspired the project. Chris Combs is joined by the veteran rhythm section of Josh Raymer (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Electric Beethoven) on drums and bassist Aaron Boehler (John Moreland, John Fullbright), and with the recent addition of violinist/vocalist Olivia McGraw, who has brought a vocal-based, psychedelic pop element to the band, this core group is complemented by horn collaborators such as Brad Walker (tenor sax, Sturgill Simpson), Dan Oestreicher (bass and bari sax, Trombone Shorty), Carly Meyers (trombone, Roar) and many others, based on their touring schedules. Combsy is set to tour, bringing their fresh, original sound to new audiences throughout North America from their home in the strange, fertile Tulsa, OK music scene.