Kev has been a player, singer/songwriter, teacher, producer, band consultant, and performer for decades. Kev has over the years earned the respect from his peers and the young up and comers alike. He has survived through years of an ever changing and evolving musical world, rolled with the punches, and lived to tell about it. His guitar speaks through the ghosts of influence, blues, pain, and sheer gut wrenching tone! At an early age Kev began his musical journey on the drums. That red sparkle kit from JC Penneys was the most beautiful thing he’d ever seen, compared to the pots, pans, buckets, and wooden spoons he was used to. But it didn’t last long…Kev was a huge Rolling Stones fan and after seeing Mick Jagger play the harmonica, Kev dedicated himself to it. The harmonica opened a brand new world called the “blues” and players like Jimmie Reed, James Cotton, Junior Wells, and Carey Bell heavily influenced Kevs playing style. Music began to change and reinvent itself with the insurgence of Psychedelic bands like Cream and Hendrix, while a few years later, the Rolling Stones added their fist new member; guitarist Mick Taylor. Kev had dabbled with the acoustic guitar on and off for years, but as the black blues influence began to spill over into white guitarists like Johnny Winter, Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, and Rory Gallagher, Kev played his first electric and never looked back. Guitarists became bigger than life to the whole world, and the likes of Leslie West, Billy Gibbons, Roy Buchanan, Jimmy Page, and Mark Farner become the host of his influential fathers. Rock and Roll bands began to explode onto the scene, and the vinyl spun without end, day in and day out as Kev listened intently to every guitar lick, mimicking his heroes and dreaming of a rock and roll lifestyle… and future.
Southern Rock music changed everything! When Kev was turned on to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, The Outlaws, Marshall Tucker, Blackfoot, and the Allman Brothers something snapped mus