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Welch reissues coming

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 – Compass Records will reissue two Kevin Welch CDs from the Dead Reckoning label in June. "Millionaire," a release Welch did with The Danes, will be out June 2. "Beneath My Wheels" drops June 30. These are the first two Welch CDs reissued by Compass.

CD reviews for Kevin Welch

A Patch of Blue Sky CD review - A Patch of Blue Sky
Kevin Welch has already lived a half dozen lifetimes in his career. He toured the honky tonk circuit for five years, worked for a decade as a staff songwriter (Waylon Jennings, Don Williams, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and many more recorded his songs), got a major label deal, started the Dead Reckoning label which spawned the collective A Night of Reckoning, recorded three albums and nabbed two Duo/Group Americana Honors nominations with Kane Welch Kaplin and three more albums under his own »»»
Beneath My Wheels
Long before Kevin Welch was a recording artist, he was supplying Nashville with a steady diet of great material as a songwriter. Welch's recorded output has been steady since his self-titled debut in 1990. His work has consistently shown his depth as a skillful songwriter, with the best of his work occurring since he helped form Dead Reckoning with Mike Henderson, Kieran Kane, Tammy Rogers, Harry Stinson and Fats Kaplin in 1995. Welch's latest - his first in four years - is very much in the vein »»»
Life Down Here on Earth
Welch is a visionary and poet of great magnitude and depth. He is a musician of substance, who has long struggled to break free of the constraints placed upon artists by know-nothings with MBAs. With the birth of his own record label, Welch took a brave and bold steps forward, and this only emphasizes that fact. Welch is another gem, lost in the Nashville shuffle. But from start to finish, he has never turned out a less than quality production, and this is no exception. He is at his best when he »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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