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Kevin Renick

Kevin Renick is a passionate music lover who for years has been best known in the St. Louis community as a music and film journalist writing for publications such as Playback:STL, Sauce and the Riverfront Times. Always quietly nurturing a dream of being a singer/songwriter himself, Kevin has tucked away over 100 original songs in his personal files, adding to the archives with new compositions on a regular basis. In fall of 2008, Kevin began performing live for the first time, and only a few months later in February 2009, a chance opportunity to meet director Jason Reitman at a college lecture, provided Kevin the opportunity of a lifetime. Kevin handed Reitman a cassette tape featuring his original composition titled “UP IN THE AIR” and thanks to Reitman’s unique diligence in seeking out a cassette player, the song became the title track (featured in the closing credits) of Reitman’s new movie. UP IN THE AIR was filmed in large part in St. Louis and premiered in November 2009 at the St. Louis International Film Festival. The soundtrack features Kevin's song among other tunes by artists such as CSNY and Elliott Smith. Kevin has now released his first full length recording, entitled "Close to Something Beautiful," which was largely created in two studios in St. Louis with the help of musical compadres such as Ned Watson of the Blue Lemmings and the versatile Ted Moniak, of Seattle. The disc contains 13 songs, 12 of which are Renick originals, including a sparkling new version of "Up in the Air," the rousing "Call It, Friend-o" (inspired by the movie NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN), and the lilting title track. Renick counts Neil Young, The Beatles, Nick Drake and Paul Simon among his primary influences.