His music, full of stark images of hardscrabble folk getting through life as best they can, delivered like John Prine with a hangover, has been grouped with the "insurgent country" category. But Holcombe deadpans, "I don't know what that means--sounds like something to do with surgery." Instead, according to Holcombe, "I just call it folk music." Holcombe's songwriting formula is of the no-frills variety. "Try not to put too many lines of bullshit in there. Swat a few flies, but try not to beat a dead horse. Try to keep it real." For more information, call 469-3667.