Kevn Kinney is known for his balls to the wall rock and roll music that is sprinkled with a bit of folksiness from the band he fronts, Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ (DNC). Underneath the driving rhythms, vicious guitars and wailing vocals are some of the finest lyrics in music today. Outside of DNC there is the solo side of Kinney, where the rock is turned down a notch and folk, country and blues take the forefront. This is what listeners will be getting this Friday night at the Red Light Café in Atlanta.
With multiple solo albums Kinney’s songs tackle a wealth of topics from religion, love, hate, blue collar life style and family. Songs like “Maddie Hope”, “Flower and the Knife” and “Down Out Law” are brilliantly written and demonstrate how good he is at his craft and if you are lucky he will play “Wishes”. When he gets into the blues he gets down and dirty, “Chattahoochee Coochie Man” is his take on an old classic and “Eye of The Hurricane” will become a classic. He also likes to toss out different arrangements on DNC songs fans all know and love like “Fly Me Courageous” or “Honeysuckle Blue”.
This should be one damn fine night of music. Don’t expect to be treated to a DNC greatest hits night; just expect to enjoy some incredible songs. If you have never seen Kevn solo, I highly recommend you make way to the Red Light Café and do so Friday night.