“What kind of music do you write?” asked a young woman who had arrived late to the show, catching only the tail end of Kevin’s performance. “Uhhh,” Kevin hesitated, unsure of how to answer, even though the question had been posed to him about a thousand times. “Josh?” With an awkward, desperate glance towards Josh, a nice young man who studied music at Nashville’s Belmont University, Kevin deflected the question. Josh smiled, took the briefest of moments to collect his thoughts, and said, “I’d say your form follows your subject.” And the burden was lifted.
For years people unfamiliar with Kevin’s music, upon learning that he is a songwriter, have asked, in some form or another: What kind of music do you write? And for years Kevin has struggled, nay, resisted reducing his many styles, sounds, and substances to any particular genre. His next project (a double album!) will in itself contain multiple [original] Irish drinking songs, as well as blues, gospel, pop, folk, rock, and chill acoustic pieces. So if you want to know what Kevin’s music sounds like, he’s got 2 albums + 1 EP on iTunes already. If you really want to know what his music is all about, you’ll just have to listen to it. Cause all he’ll tell you is: “Well, my form follows my subject. Or so I’ve been told.”