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Nothing to be ashamed of, but nothing to get excited about either.

Have you ever been in one of those situations at a festival or pub gig when in an alcoholic haze you have bought the resident bands CD only to come home and question your purchase? I feel that’s kind of where the Kevin Abernathy Band sits. Now don’t misunderstand me because their brand of blues rock is nothing to be ashamed of; it’s just nothing to get excited about either!

Kevin released his first CD in 2006 to little notice; he then hooked up with Jeff Simms on bass guitar and drummer Jeffrey J Supreme on drums. The band released ‘Rock n Roll Fiasco’ and the band established themselves on the Tennessee live circuit.

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‘Beautiful Thing’ was released in 2009 and ‘Scrap Metal Blues’ takes inspiration from the life styles of broken souls on the rock ‘n’ roll highway of life. Trouble is we have heard it all before, as ‘Big Rock Show’ reminds us it’s the sort of song Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top writes in his sleep! Most of the songs follow the predictable blues rock country style such as ‘Brother’ with its spoken word verses or the title track that is not unlike something Steve Earle might have produced. ‘Desert Rose’ has a tired vocal and some Ry Cooder style of guitar twang and does not really seem to go anywhere and much the same can be said of ‘Fight Song’ complete with its dysfunctional father lyrics. There is attention to detail in all the lyrics and I am sure these words will hit home with some folks.

I would wager these guys play a mean show that keeps the beer flowing but in the cold light of day they kind of lose their appeal. Sorry!

Ray Paul

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