Raised on Ernest Tubb, Carl Smith and Hank Williams (with a little Lefty Frizzell and Johnny Cash thrown in for seasoning) Kenny Kens grew up listening to and playing traditional country music. Frustrated by the so-called "Pop-Country" and "Bro-Country" dominating the airways, he set out to record an album showcasing what country music is supposed to be. Surrounded by an all-star cast of musicians including southeast Michigan Legend Mitch Manns, he and his Brown Bottle Boys mash the throttle to the floor and trade guitar and pedal steel licks behind poignant and clever lyrics to deliver an eleven song masterpiece of Classic Country.
|Kenny Kens and PBR. Perfection.|
|The Brown Bottle Boys Gettin' It Done!|
|And Then THIS Happened to Country Music|
Just a quick review that hardly does justice to this incredible album. I'm sure this is destined to spend some serious time in my car's CD players. Get yourself a copy (or digital download) from CDBaby.com (worth it just for the shipping notification). Or better yet...go see the band play, shake a howdy afterwards and thank them for bringing back country music (and buy a copy direct from them).