GOOD BAIT: Why Free?

From Kevin: Here's the deal. I want my music to get out there. And to do that these days an artist has the option of eliminating a lot of barriers to find a bigger audience. My current thinking is that if I give you a free song or entire album or whatever... you are more inclined to tell a friend, download more songs, buy a CD, come to a show... or go slowly insane. Or, all of the above. The important thing is it's your choice... and there are no strings—sorry, we ice fisherman speak in tongues (just an email that I promise not to abuse or give to anyone!).

Remember these are MP3s, good quality ones, but not the same recording quality found on a CD. And having been lucky enough to work with some great cover designers and photographers, the artwork (especially on ICE FISHING) is exceptional and for once in something like ten years has all the lyrics. Enough mumbling... here's to guilt-free downloading and getting your feet wet and not too cold!
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VIOLIN SIRENS

Violin Sirens (The Lost Cassette)

Kevin Connolly

‘Violin Sirens’ (The Lost Cassette) is a live recording made one snowy day, twenty five years ago. Having just moved back from Italy, I was a little lost. Waiting tables in Harvard Square and gearing up for several years of solo touring, I had leftovers in the form of ‘band’ songs. And I had a band full of giants: the late Steven Paul Perry on guitar (right off a tour with John Hiatt), Frank Corby on drums, Tom Sheppard on bass and on blues harp Jim Fitting (Sessions Americana, The The, Treat Her Right). We didn’t practice much and did no overdubs. Ducky Carlisle recorded the whole thing in a rat infested band rehearsal space next to Fenway Park. We went live to ½ inch tape, to DAT, then cassette. Yes, cassettes. When a friend gave us a very old car (with a cassette deck) I listened to these songs, very loud for a good part of last summer! So... here it is digitally re-mastered version (not really) with original artwork of ‘Violin Sirens’- enjoy!

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  1. 1 Give Me All Your Money 04:30 Free
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  2. 2 Climbing Up Mountains 04:20 Free
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  3. 3 Full Moon Paradise 04:02 Free
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  4. 4 Blue River 05:05 Free
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  5. 5 A Little Peace 03:35 Free
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  6. 6 Still Standing 03:56 Free
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  7. 7 Judgement Day 03:50 Free
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  8. 8 Highway Boy 03:18 Free
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  9. 9 Bring Back My Love 04:32 Free
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  10. 10 Dancing In The Kitchen (Bonus Live Track) 04:44 Free
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ICE FISHING

Ice Fishing

Kevin Connolly

A collaboration of the brothers Connolly stewed over and compiled during one of the worst winters in Boston history. Kevin Connolly comes back after a five year hiatus with an entirely new sound and approach. Constant is the lyrical attention to detail and storytelling (though despite the title he has strayed from a purely New England perspective), different is the compelling layers of sonic touches provided by brother James and long-time co-producer and friend Ducky Carlisle.

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  1. 1 Bus Station 03:21
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  2. 2 Ice Fishing 05:02
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  3. 3 There's A Light 04:58
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  4. 4 Hot In Arizona 03:31
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  5. 5 Suitcase And A Rifle 04:32
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  6. 6 Here Comes Whitey 03:26
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  7. 7 Blow Them Away 03:12
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  8. 8 Busy Thinking Bout Love 02:17
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  9. 9 Istanbul 02:36
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  10. 10 My Brother and Me 02:55
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  11. 11 Up On Willoughby 03:33
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  12. 12 Interstate 03:50
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  13. 13 Just About To Fall 03:53
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  14. 14 Lonely Broken Pier 03:54
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North/East

North/East

Take a listen to Kevin Connolly's new recording “North/East” and find out why critics have long championed this American singer/songwriter. With his ninth CD release, Kevin returns to a stripped down sound featuring a wide range of American roots influences and his talented band. Connolly has a way of combining blues, folk, country and Americana influences to create a sound that is distinctly his own. The subject matter on "North/East" comes from his backyard and includes songs about old mill towns (“Fall River”), fishing disasters (“Fishing Life”), battle roads (“Battle Roads”), and a car that will take you there (“Chevy Impala”). Ballads go deep in the story of a returning vet in “Mass Ave," and mysteries prevail in “Let’s Say You Do” and the swampy “Living On The Street.” Sole guest Dennis Brennan contributes blistering harp and backing vocals on the voyeuristic “Window,” while Chris Rival holds it all together with his natural and warm production style.

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  1. 1 Chevy Impala 04:15 Info
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  2. 2 Let's Say You Do 03:59 Info
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  3. 3 The Fishing Life 04:52 Info
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  4. 4 Battle Road 04:19 Info
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  5. 5 Window 03:57 Info
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  6. 6 Fall River 03:51 Info
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  7. 7 Living On The Street 04:37 Info
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  8. 8 Already There 03:14 Info
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  9. 9 Doesn't Mean That I'm In Love 03:29 Info
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  10. 10 Evel Knievel 05:10 Info
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  11. 11 Wonder 03:46 Info
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  12. 12 Mass Ave 04:00
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Tips On Downloading

Pretty straightforward. After you select a download you will get an email with a link. Once back at a computer (won't download on a phone) click link and 'download now.' If it asks what you want to do with it, select 'SAVE.' Then grab the folder or file and drag it to Music or iTunes folder. It should populate right away (you might want to create a new folder for it if it doesn't and drag there). Next time you synch your phone click on album or file and it will load to your phone.

Still Standing Still

Still Standing Still

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  1. 1 Bumpy Road 03:59
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  2. 2 Writing A Book 03:28
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  3. 3 Everything I Wanted 03:33
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  4. 4 House On A Hill 03:06
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  5. 5 Walking Out In The Woods 04:26
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  6. 6 There's My Lord 03:09
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  7. 7 Here We Are 04:21
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  8. 8 Holes 03:55
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  9. 9 Can't Feel The Rain 04:22
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  10. 10 Wrecking Ball 04:37
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  11. 11 Tell Ellen 04:09
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  12. 12 Whatever 04:27
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  13. 13 Undefeated 02:52
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Mystery Water

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  1. 1 Losing Control 04:43
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  2. 2 When You Fall In Love 02:38
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  3. 3 Castle Island 04:28
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  4. 4 Mystery Water 03:16
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  5. 5 Out of My Head 02:19
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  6. 6 Along The Wall 04:28
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  7. 7 Listen 03:26
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  8. 8 Do Me 03:25
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  9. 9 One Big Burning 03:02
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  10. 10 When You Fall in Love 02:38
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  11. 11 Right Through Me 03:25
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  12. 12 Blue 03:35
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I actually got played on "Car Talk"

My, My, My

Kevin Connolly

Around The Bend

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Around The Bend

Out of print and exclusively available here

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  1. 1 She's No Clown 02:31
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  2. 2 Sometimes It's You 02:18
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  3. 3 Take 03:45
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  4. 4 Top of The Hill 03:25
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  5. 5 Wasn't It You 04:22
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  6. 6 Make An Impression 03:48
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  7. 7 Alright Now 04:52
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  8. 8 Tow Truck Timmy 03:54
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  9. 9 When I Dream 03:16
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  10. 10 Blue Telephone 03:40
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  11. 11 Nobody Knew 03:57
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  12. 12 Not Crying 03:15
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  13. 13 Easy To Believe 03:01
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  14. 14 Goin' Out West 04:57
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My, My, My

Kevin Connolly