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Johnny Cash Merle Haggard John Prine

Genres You Will Love
Country: Country Folk Folk: Singer/Songwriter Moods: Solo Male Artist Moods: Mood: Fun Moods: Mood: Party Music

By Location
United States - Ohio


Born October 11th, 1968 and raised in rural central Ohio Kevin DerekS became bored early on playing cover songs. "I didn't want to spend any fair amount of time on a song that had already been done". Within a few years of being 20 years old he had a notebook full of over 150 poems, short stories, a line with an idea, and songs. Learning to play enough guitar to turn his writing into songs became a passion, a hobby, and a way of expressing his feelings, life events, tragedies, and triumphs. Having written over 250 songs and recording over 100 of them by the age of 40, there is truly a wide range of subjects that will inspire, encourage, make you laugh, and make you cry. Influences range from Chuck Berry, to Willie Nelson, to Johnny Cash and AC/DC, along with Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, and John Prine. "One thought or word, can turn into an entire weekend with the guitar and notebook". Kevin DerekS.