Singer-songwriter, troubadour, former Drivin’ and Cryin’ front man Kevn Kinney has assembled his own Southern theme album, with help from Gibb Droll, Bryan Howard and Dave Johnson along with Dave Schools, Edwin McCain, and a slew of others, and it rocks like Bob Dylan meets The Beatles filtered through a Drive By Truckers siv.
“Welcome To The Sun Tangled Angel Revival” rocks, and sets the stage for an excellent album from “Fly Your Flag High” to the acoustic “In the Land of Plenty,” a song with a real classic Southern gospel feel.
“This Train Don’t Stop At The Millworks Anymore” has a real Flying Burrito Brothers/ Gram Parsons vibe, while “Baby I Just Wanna Go home” borders on punk rock - well, at least Ramones meets the Stones. “The Great North Myrtle Beach Pancake Massacre” is a pretty groovy instrumental, and “Madman Blues” comes across like Cream or Gov’t Mule. One of the CD’s best cuts.
When all is said and done, Kevn Kinney’s Sun Tangled Revival stands as an excellent rock-n-roll album. Something fresh and exciting.
-Michael Buffalo Smith