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KIERAN KANE/KEVIN WELCH & FATS KAPLIN
 

KIERAN KANE, KEVIN WELCH & FATS KAPLIN
Rob Hall Promotions and Shock Records are proud to announce the return to Australia of acclaimed Nashville-based Roots/Blues/Country-Rock Singer-Songwriters Kieran Kane and Kevin Welch, with acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Fats Kaplin and
Lucas Kane on drums & percussion.

Their sixth Australian tour since 1999 follows their success on the U.S. Americana Music Charts, where their current album “Lost John Dean” finished 2006 as the No. 4 album of the year, above even Bruce Springsteen’s Pete Seeger Sessions album, which their disc deposed from the top chart position after The Boss had spent 9 weeks in the prime spot. They were nominated for “Best Group/Duo 2006” at The Americana Music Awards held in September in Nashville.

Kieran and Kevin have been an acclaimed touring act in Australia since the 2000 release of their classic album - “11/12/13 – Live in Melbourne”
That release – recorded at The Continental by RRR-FM’s Off The Record, made it on to many critics “best of 2000” lists, with their “live” performances being voted Best Club/Pub Gig of the year in the Rhythms Magazine readers poll.

Kieran & Kevin’s previous album release “You Can’t Save Everybody” spent several weeks at No.1 on the U.S. Americana chart in mid- 2004 .

With a history of eighteen albums between them, Kane and Welch are the two main figures behind Nashville’s highly-regarded artist-owned Dead Reckoning label.
Kane first came to prominence with hip ‘80’s duo The O’Kanes and he is now an in-demand writer whose songs have been cut by everyone from Emmylou Harris, George Jones & Tammy Wynette to Alan Jackson – whose No.1 smash hit “I’ll go on loving you” was penned by Kieran.

Kevin likewise has a similar songwriting profile, with his songs being recorded by artists as diverse as The Highwaymen, Trisha Yearwood, Ricky Skaggs and Garth Brooks. Following his third duo Australian tour with Kieran in 2001, Kevin visited our shores twice, with his 2002 tour being captured on the recent “live” CD release “Live, down here on Earth” recorded at The Basement in Sydney with brilliant roots band The Flood, who then joined Kevin for his October 2003 tour, during which the Sydney concert was filmed for DVD release. “Plenty of Time – “live” is out now on Shock.

The upcoming tour will see Kieran, Kevin & Fats, joined by Kieran’s son Lucas on drums returning to The East Coast International Blues & Roots Festival
- where they were the hit of the 2000 & 2001 events, plus performances in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and a limited run of dates through major regional centres.


Complete tour details available from Rob Hall Promotions:
Email: rhppl@iprimus.com.au  Tel: 03 9879 1200. Mob: 0412 037 427.

What the critics are saying:-

“One of the best songwriters in America” Rolling Stone – on Kevin Welch
“A shining light of Nashville-based contemporary tunesmiths” Keith Glass, Rhythms Magazine, on Kieran Kane.
“One of contemporary music’s most original visions” Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald, on Kevin Welch.
“This is timeless music, beautifully crafted, and played and recorded with simplicity and honesty” Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald.
 
The 18th Annual Bluesfest
Byron Bay East Coast Blues and Roots Festival

Thurs 5th - Mon 9th April 2007

Kasey Chambers, Bonnie Riatt, Fred Eaglesmith, Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch
and Fats Kaplin and heaps more. Click here for Full Lineup
www.bluesfest.com.au 
 
 
KIERAN KANE & KEVIN WELCH w/Fats Kaplin
Rob Hall Promotions and Shock Records are proud to announce the return to Australia of acclaimed Nashville-based Roots/Blues/Country-Rock Singer-Songwriters Kieran Kane and Kevin Welch.
 
Their fifth Australian tour since 1999 will coincide with the release on Shock Records (Feb.14th) of a special Tour Edition of their stunning “You Can’t Save Everybody” album, featuring a bonus “Live at The Basement” CD, recorded on their 2004 tour. This follows on the heels of their acclaimed “11/12/13 – Live in Melbourne” album from 2000.
That previous release – recorded at The Continental by RRR-FM’s Off The Record, made it on to many critics “best of 2000” lists, with their “live” performances being voted Best Club/Pub Gig of the year in the Rhythms Magazine readers poll.

“You Can’t Save Everybody” spent several weeks at No.1 on the U.S. Americana chart in mid- 2004 and was still in the top 10 in late October.

With a history of seventeen albums between them, Kane and Welch are the two main figures behind Nashville’s highly-regarded artist-owned Dead Reckoning label.
Kane first came to prominence with hip ‘80’s duo The O’Kanes and he is now an in-demand writer whose songs have been cut by everyone from Emmylou Harris, George Jones & Tammy Wynette to Alan Jackson – whose No.1 smash hit “I’ll go on loving you” was penned by Kieran.

Kevin likewise has a similar songwriting profile, with his songs being recorded by artists as diverse as The Highwaymen, Trisha Yearwood, Ricky Skaggs and Garth Brooks. Following his third duo Australian tour with Kieran in 2001, Kevin visited our shores twice, with his 2002 tour being captured on the recent “live” CD release “Live, down here on Earth” recorded at The Basement in Sydney with brilliant roots band The Flood, who then joined Kevin for his October 2003 tour, during which the Sydney concert was filmed for DVD release. “Plenty of Time – “live” is out now on Shock.

The upcoming tour will see Kieran and Kevin returning to The Port Fairy Folk Festival
- where they were the hit of the 2004 event, Melbourne’s Brunswick Music Festival and The Blue Mountains Folk & Blues Festival, plus Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and several regional performances.
For all their performances Kieran & Kevin will be joined on stage by stunning U.S. multi-instrumentalist FATS KAPLIN, who also features on their current album.

Following the success of their previous sell-out Australian gigs, this may well be the tour of the year.

Complete tour details available from Rob Hall Promotions:
Email: rhppl@iprimus.com.au  Tel: 03 9879 1200. Mob: 0412 037 427.
What the critics are saying:-
“One of the best songwriters in America” Rolling Stone – on Kevin Welch
“A shining light of Nashville-based contemporary tunesmiths” Keith Glass, Rhythms Magazine, on Kieran Kane.
“One of contemporary music’s most original visions” Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald, on Kevin Welch.

Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch feature on the ABC TV series "Live at The Basement" on Tuesday September 28th.
The show was taped on March 15th this year & will be released as a 2 hour, in-concert DVD with 5.1 sound track early in 2005.  Kevin Welch's DVD with The Flood:- "Plenty of Time" (Shock Records) is being acclaimed as one of 2004's best music DVD releases.
 
The Kevin Welch & The Flood DVD: ‘Plenty of Time’ is now available. Click on the link to order online. It looks and sounds great with bonus footage to boot, including the video clip for ‘Paul Kelly’s Blues’. A must-have for all Flood and Kevin Welch fans!
Kieran Kane and Kevin Welch
 
Rob Hall Promotions and Shock Records are proud to announce the return to Australia of acclaimed Nashville-based Roots/Country Singer-Songwriters Kieran Kane and Kevin Welch.

Their fourth Australian tour since 1999 will coincide with the release on Shock Records (Feb.23rd) of “You can’t save everybody” their first studio recording as a duo, following the resounding success of “11/12/13 live in Melbourne” in 2000.
That previous release – recorded at The Continental by RRR-FM’s Off The Record, made it on to many critics “best of 2000” lists, with their “live” performances being voted Best Club/Pub Gig of the year in the Rhythms Magazine readers poll.

With a history of sixteen albums between them, Kane and Welch are two of the figures behind Nashville’s highly-regarded artist-owned Dead Reckoning label.
Kane first came to prominence with hip ‘80’s duo The O’Kanes and he is now an in-demand writer whose songs have been cut by everyone from Emmylou Harris to George Jones & Tammy Wynette to Alan Jackson – whose No.1 smash hit “I’ll go on loving you” was penned by Kieran.

Kevin likewise has a similar songwriting profile, with his songs being recorded by artists as diverse as The Highwaymen, Trisha Yearwood, Ricky Skaggs and Garth Brooks. Since his last duo Australian tour with Kieran in 2001, Kevin has visited our shores twice, with his 2002 tour being captured on the recent “live” CD release “Live, down here on Earth” recorded at The Basement in Sydney with brilliant roots band The Flood, who also joined Kevin on his October 2003 tour, during which the Sydney concert was filmed for upcoming DVD release as “Live at The Basement”.

The upcoming tour will see Kieran and Kevin performing at The Port Fairy Folk Festival, The Blue Mountains Folk & Roots Festival and The Frankston International Guitar Festival, plus Melbourne, Sydney and four regional concerts.
Following the success of their previous sell-out Australian gigs, this may well be the tour of the year.

Complete tour details available from Rob Hall Promotions:
Email: rhppl@iprimus.com.au   Tel: 03 9879 1200. Mob: 0412 037 427.
What the critics are saying:-
“One of the best songwriters in America” Rolling Stone – on Kevin Welch
“A shining light of Nashville-based contemporary tunesmiths” Keith Glass, Rhythms Magazine, on Kieran Kane.
“One of contemporary music’s most original visions” Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald, on Kevin Welch.
 
KIERAN KANE & KEVIN WELCH
AUSTRALIAN TOUR MARCH 2004

Email: rhppl@iprimus.com.au 
www.kevinwelch.com  www.deadreckoners.com 
 
Kevin Welch & The Flood
The "live" CD is now out on Shock Records & doing well.   www.theflood.com.au
Recording a "live" DVD at The Basement in Sydney  The 29th Oct. The gig was webcast on www.thebasement.com.au  

 
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