Americana rocker Drew Holcomb to play The Foundry in Philly on May 17.

Road warrior Drew Holcomb will give fans a souvenir of memories during his set at The Foundry in Philly on May 17. 

Not to mention, the Americana rocker of Nashville will bring his new album, "Souvenir," to the show.

A road warrior for more than a decade, Holcomb has spent his adulthood on stage and pounding the pavement, traveling from place to place with a catalog of vibrant, honest songs that explore the full range of American roots music.

In 2014 he launched the annual Moon River Music Festival in Tennessee. 

How would you describe “Souvenir,” and how does it compare to your previous album, “Medicine?”

It is much more of a band album than "Medicine." The entire process was much more collaborative. This is the first time I have actually written the songs with the band. I really enjoyed their point of view and the way we all stretched each other musically and creatively.

What's one of your most prized souvenirs?

My great grandfather's gold watch. My great grandmother gave it to him on their wedding day. It’s a classic pocket watch and it has been in the family for years.

What inspired you to get into music?

Music was the thing in my high school and college years that really helped me make sense of the paradoxes in life - beauty/tragedy, hope/suffering, good/evil - in a way that philosophy and theology and math, etcetera, did not. So it was a way for me to try to communicate with strangers and friends about what I see and feel.

How does successfully launching the Moon River Music Festival compare to dropping a new album or headlining a show?

Well, it is a ton of work, but very satisfying. All the satisfaction is packed into one weekend though, so that can be pretty great.

What's something a lot of your fans don't know about you?

I used to be a pilot!