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MONDAYS: 5 to 9 p.m. at Los Agaves, 508 Third Ave., South Charleston. Call 304-720-1567.
THURSDAYS: 6 to 10 p.m. at Bridge Road Bistro, 915 Bridge Road. Call 304-720-3500.CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Tom Holcomb is one of those seemingly permanent fixtures on the local scene, one of those guys who more or less plays the same nights in the same places, week after week, month after month, year after year. The 60-year-old singer/songwriter, who has made a living playing music for around 30 years, can be found most Monday nights at Los Agaves in South Charleston and Thursday nights at the Bridge Road Bistro in South Hills.
The Gazz spoke to the singer/songwriter about what it's like to be a musician with a regular, standing gig.
Q: How long have you been playing at Los Agaves and at Bridge Road Bistro?
A:"I've been at the Bridge Road Bistro for a couple of years now and at Los Agaves for about six years. I play a few other places around, too."
Q: With having a regular night in a specific place, how do you handle playlists? Do you keep the same set of songs or change it up?
A:"I've seen different acts that will come in with different playlists or come out and do the same show over and over, but I can't stand to do that. I don't have a playlist. I just play according to who's there. If the people who are there want to party more, I drag out some more upbeat stuff, but I can ease off if I have to."