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MP3 Kevin Connolly - Long Conversation

Roots rock singer songwriter with echoes of Van Morrison, John Hiatt and Steve Earle

14 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Folk Pop, ROCK: Americana

Real Records is proud to announce the release of Kevin Connolly''s fifth CD "Long Conversation." The first release in 3 years, "Long Conversation" is a collection of songs covering a wide variety of subjects and styles-from the swampy hip hop of the title cut, to the slightly anthemic "What''s Important". Produced by long time guitar player and talented engineer Chris Rival, the record has a warm and stripped down production quality that complements the material like the introspective "Cold Little House", or the whimsical satire "I Love Me." New textures and sounds in the form of pedal steel, mandolin, steel guitar make "Long Conversation" unique from Kevin''s other releases. Most of the songs were written during a transitional period of starting a family and Kevin giving up a full time life on the road in pursuit of something different. Hopefully, the balance and kick of this record speaks to a new found stability and happiness.

Kevin''s music career as a singer/songwriter spans 15 years and has included multiple U.S. and European tours. He has played at the Newport Folk Festival and opened for a wide variety of artists including The Indigo Girls, Todd Rungren, Joan Osborne and Huey Lewis and The News. His songs have appeared in several motion pictures and in NBC''s "Third Watch." These days Kevin plays mostly in the Northeast on the coffee house and college circuit as well as the odd Irish bar with his band.

Here is what some people have to say about his work:

The Boston Globe ... "A packed house, and a concert that exceeded expectations ... Connolly was a delight."
CMJ ... "a startlingly rewarding artist"
Boston Phoenix ... "Literary, serious, reflective, soulful, eclectic, blues-driven, and occasionally goofy ... the crowd needed two encores, a testimony to Connolly''s ability to spin his energy into the room."
Constantine Report ... "Connolly writes great songs, and this album serves notice that he will be around for a while."
Boston Magazine "Best of Boston"- Folk Artist
Album Network "A songwriter''s songwriter, an uncompromising performer and an original personality"
KPFK (Los Angeles) "A wonderful singer an imaginative writer a rare treat to experience."
La Republicca (Italian newspaper) "one of the most interesting voices coming out of the American scene today."
Santa Barbara News-Press ... "penetrating imagery that immediately demanded attention ... it''s hard to imagine how Connolly has avoided more widespread acclaim and bigger record deals."
Monterey County Herald ... "roots rock muscle and assured songwriting ­ humorous but not self consciously so, deeply emotional without being maudlin ... surely one of the best shows of the year."
Entertainment Times-..." a seductive thought-provoking compilation of tunes that speak to the universality of the small-town American experience."

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