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Friday night and the Kevin Abernathy Band is onstage at Sassy Ann's, a converted Victorian House in Knoxville, Tenn., with more places to bump your head than a cave filled with stalactites. The crowd doesn't care. The bruised scalps, the cramped conditions, the spilled beer are worth what's pouring from the stage. The band's songs are liable to break your heart at one minute and then rock 'n' roll your ass off seconds later. In fact, it's a lovable collision of two things should not work together. But, maybe it's not so surprising when the songs come from a guy who discovered AC/DC and Johnny Cash at about the same time and they both settled down deep in his soul. When Kevin plays a song, the words have already hooked you by the time the guitar sweeps in to cement the deal. Born and raised in Madisonville, Tenn., Kevin Abernathy is a veteran of the Los Angeles metal scene, Nashville songwriter's nights and a lot of lousy day jobs that paid the bills in between. When Kevin returned to East Tennessee to settle in Knoxville, he knew exactly the kind of music he wanted to make: "I wanted the guitar to be obnoxious and the words to be good." If by "obnoxious" he meant loud and full of drive and rock smarts, he fulfilled his plan. As for the words, today, when Kevin sings a song about a meth-head having a sad epiphany while bleeding to death on the highway or an out of control neighborhood brawl or tells the story of a ne'er do well's redemption or that decade-late horndog still cruising the high school girls a decade too late, you buy it and want to hear the story again as soon as it's over. Although Kevin's first album, "Better Days," was filled with fine songs, he didn't quite get it right until he hooked up with bassist Jeff "Geezer" Sims (another metal expatriate) and Jeff "Free J Supreme" Warren (a Hurricane Katrina refugee) and recorded "Rock-n-Roll Fiasco" in 2007. Every time I take it out of my car stereo it finds it's way back in with the volume turned up loud enough to wake up the neighbors. In the song "Last I Heard," Kevin sings about that old buddy who just couldn't keep out of trouble, concluding that he doesn't care what the guy has done, "I'm just looking for a long lost friend." Take a listen to Kevin Abernathy's music and you may feel like you've found one.
Friday night and the Kevin Abernathy Band is onstage at Sassy Ann's, a converted Victorian House in Knoxville, Tenn., with more places to bump your head than a cave filled with stalactites. The crowd doesn't care. The bruised scalps, the cramped conditions, the spilled beer are worth what's pouring from the stage. The band's songs are liable to break your heart at one minute and then rock 'n' roll your ass off seconds later. In fact, it's a lovable collision of two things should not work together. But, maybe it's not so surprising when the songs come from a guy who discovered AC/DC and Johnny Cash at about the same time and they both settled down deep in his soul. When Kevin plays a song, the words have already hooked you by the time the guitar sweeps in to cement the deal. Born and raised in Madisonville, Tenn., Kevin Abernathy is a veteran of the Los Angeles metal scene, Nashville songwriter's nights and a lot of lousy day jobs that paid the bills in between. When Kevin returned to East Tennessee to settle in Knoxville, he knew exactly the kind of music he wanted to make: "I wanted the guitar to be obnoxious and the words to be good." If by "obnoxious" he meant loud and full of drive and rock smarts, he fulfilled his plan. As for the words, today, when Kevin sings a song about a meth-head having a sad epiphany while bleeding to death on the highway or an out of control neighborhood brawl or tells the story of a ne'er do well's redemption or that decade-late horndog still cruising the high school girls a decade too late, you buy it and want to hear the story again as soon as it's over. Although Kevin's first album, "Better Days," was filled with fine songs, he didn't quite get it right until he hooked up with bassist Jeff "Geezer" Sims (another metal expatriate) and Jeff "Free J Supreme" Warren (a Hurricane Katrina refugee) and recorded "Rock-n-Roll Fiasco" in 2007. Every time I take it out of my car stereo it finds it's way back in with the volume turned up loud enough to wake up the neighbors. In the song "Last I Heard," Kevin sings about that old buddy who just couldn't keep out of trouble, concluding that he doesn't care what the guy has done, "I'm just looking for a long lost friend." Take a listen to Kevin Abernathy's music and you may feel like you've found one.
884501154352
Kevin Band Abernathy - Beautiful Thing

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Format: CD
Label: CDB
Catalog: 0342453
Rel. Date: 06/16/2009
UPC: 884501154352

Beautiful Thing
Artist: Kevin Band Abernathy
Format: CD
New: Not in stock Used: Currently Unavailable
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Kitchen Ditty
2. Stay
3. A Beautiful Thing
4. The Calling
5. City Be Cool
6. Bad News Baby
7. Dinner Bell
8. Oh Baby
9. The Past 1
10. Follow Your Mind 1
11. Old Windows 1
12. Pass It on 1
13. All Her Tears 1
14. Love Alone

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Friday night and the Kevin Abernathy Band is onstage at Sassy Ann's, a converted Victorian House in Knoxville, Tenn., with more places to bump your head than a cave filled with stalactites. The crowd doesn't care. The bruised scalps, the cramped conditions, the spilled beer are worth what's pouring from the stage. The band's songs are liable to break your heart at one minute and then rock 'n' roll your ass off seconds later. In fact, it's a lovable collision of two things should not work together. But, maybe it's not so surprising when the songs come from a guy who discovered AC/DC and Johnny Cash at about the same time and they both settled down deep in his soul. When Kevin plays a song, the words have already hooked you by the time the guitar sweeps in to cement the deal. Born and raised in Madisonville, Tenn., Kevin Abernathy is a veteran of the Los Angeles metal scene, Nashville songwriter's nights and a lot of lousy day jobs that paid the bills in between. When Kevin returned to East Tennessee to settle in Knoxville, he knew exactly the kind of music he wanted to make: "I wanted the guitar to be obnoxious and the words to be good." If by "obnoxious" he meant loud and full of drive and rock smarts, he fulfilled his plan. As for the words, today, when Kevin sings a song about a meth-head having a sad epiphany while bleeding to death on the highway or an out of control neighborhood brawl or tells the story of a ne'er do well's redemption or that decade-late horndog still cruising the high school girls a decade too late, you buy it and want to hear the story again as soon as it's over. Although Kevin's first album, "Better Days," was filled with fine songs, he didn't quite get it right until he hooked up with bassist Jeff "Geezer" Sims (another metal expatriate) and Jeff "Free J Supreme" Warren (a Hurricane Katrina refugee) and recorded "Rock-n-Roll Fiasco" in 2007. Every time I take it out of my car stereo it finds it's way back in with the volume turned up loud enough to wake up the neighbors. In the song "Last I Heard," Kevin sings about that old buddy who just couldn't keep out of trouble, concluding that he doesn't care what the guy has done, "I'm just looking for a long lost friend." Take a listen to Kevin Abernathy's music and you may feel like you've found one.
        
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