I've also got a feature up at Blurt about Kevn Kinney's new collaboration with Anton Fier, called a good country mile...
CITY BARS AND COUNTRY MILES Kevn Kinney
Drivin N Cryin's Kinney and Golden Palominos' Anton Fier make the album the way they've always wanted... and nearly go broke in the process.
BY JENNIFER KELLY
"Nobody knows who I am in New York," admits Kevn Kinney, the longtime frontman for Atlanta alt-rockers Drivin N Cryin.' "To me, a good country mile is all about selling my songs in a bar on a Monday night on the Lower East Side to people who never heard them before."
Sure, Kinney's band might have signed with Island Records in the mid-1980s, notched a gold record with Fly Me Courageous in 1991, and shared bills with the Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young, but in the late ‘00s, he was starting over again. He was working with one-time Drivin N Cryin' producer (and chief Golden Palomino) Anton Fier to reshape old songs in new ways, to rethink beloved covers and to write new material.
The process culminated in a good country mile, Kinney's first solo album in many years and the first CD to bear the Golden Palominos name since 1996. But it began very casually, with two musicians who first hooked up in a race for commercial success, reconnecting over good songs and mutual respect.
Stream the whole album here.