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October 26, 2012
about Kevin Newby:
I am a Jersey kid born in Livingston raised in West Caldwell. Growing up, the east coast seemed like the cradle of artistic civilization. Music, film and all the arts are given a profound respect and are relied upon as a fact of life. When I was 7, my parents bought a baby grand piano for my sister to learn to play and I decided I wanted to learn also. I took lessons for a year, had a recital at my church, then decided to back away as my sister flourished into a talented near professional quality classical pianist. I guess I was just absorbing the world until I made the decision to be a guitar player at 14. My father picked up and learned the instrument on his own years earlier so there was always one around. I went the lessons route and started with the basics of reading and playing Americana and folk songs. I then went on to learn how to play my favorite songs of the era (ala Van Halen, Dokken, KISS) and other eras (Led Zeppelin, RUSH, The Beatles, Hendrix). After awhile, while in college, I forged a sound, style, and emotional presence of my own. I have developed and cultivated my sound into a unique blend of Rock 'n' Roll, Rock, Funk, Blues with roots in folksy Americana and classical sensitivities. My music is a testament of the human will, spirit, and desire to be emotionally free in your own inimitable way.
Kevin Newby - Drums, Vocals, Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals, Lead and Rhythm guitars.
Hendrix, The Beatles, The Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Led Zeppelin, King's X, Pink Floyd, Joan Jett, Dokken, Motley Crue, Sly and the Family Stone, The Rolling Stones, T-REX, ZZ Top, Van Halen, Living Colour, The Cars, and James Gang.
sounds similar to:
I have a stripped down, bare bones, straight at ya, here it is approach reminiscent of early Motley Crue (sound wise), early KISS, Early Hendrix (think Smash Hits), Late Hendrix (Band of Gypsies). Lenny Kravitz and The Black Crowes have been a guiding force. As well as Buddy guy and Willie Dixon. Go figure!
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