by Nicholas Stevens
Steuart Pincombe, known to Northeast Ohioans as a magisterially bearded baroque cellist and viola da gamba player affiliated with Apollo’s Fire and Les Délices, seems to embody the accidental double-meaning of the acronym H.I.P. Historically informed performance meets millennial cool in the form of this off-the-grid farmer known for playing Bach in breweries. In time for the holidays, Pincombe has released a debut album titled the cello in my life. Equal parts in-joke, eye-catcher, and earnest declaration, the name belies the steely monumentality of the contents: the brewery cellist can sober you up too.