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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 back yard 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. The ballad “Evel Knievel” was co-written by friend and well-known sports author and biographer Leigh Montville, who wrote a book on the late daredevil.

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