A Dallas native now living near the same Nashville airport immortalized in the opening sequence of Robert Altman’s country music odyssey, local artist of the week Andrew Combs is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and heir to that 1975 film’s idea of the Nashville troubadour as a kind of musical monk. Here in the twenty-first century whorl of digital narcissism, where identity can feel like a 24/7 social media soft-shoe performance, Combs makes music that does battle with the unsubtle. Like the pioneering color photographer William Eggleston, he sees the everyday and the commonplace as the surest paths to transcendence, and he understands intuitively that what is most obvious is often studded with the sacred. His new album Canyons Of My Mind is available now via New West Records. Listen to his single “Blood Hunters” below and week long on Lightning 100.