Brian Kahanek | One True Thing

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One True Thing

by Brian Kahanek

Released April 2010. BK's 3rd studio album- A dynamic collection of songs conveying a potent sense of optimism through transcendent guitar tones, signature solos and inspired songwriting.
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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1. Bottle Rocket
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2. Sunshine Man
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3. Dreamland
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4. Marigold
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5. Firefiles
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6. Starlight
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7. Tears of Joy
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8. Say
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9. One True Thing
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10. 63 Candles (Live)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"One True Thing" is the perfect driving companion. This dynamic collection of original tracks conveys a potent sense of optimism, a reflection of this musician's maturity and confidence. Listeners will be treated to a balanced mix of instrumental and vocal tracks that will keep them cruising down the highway with unlimited possibilities on the horizon.

"This will be the third studio release that I have produced on my own label, SidewinderMusic Records, and is the album I have always dreamed of making. It's kind of a final chapter in this trilogy. The tentative title is “One True Thing”. This refers to that one thing in life that sets the world on its right axis again when you feel lost or even just a bit off your game. For me that thing is the guitar. It's my form of meditation. I can pick it up on my worst day and everything that is really important to me just seems to come right back into focus. For most of 2008 I took a break from session/engineering work to write this record. So most of the songs have a much more hopeful and positive undercurrent in contrast to Suicide King, which was written during a time when I was really burning the candle at both ends. I feel so good about this music and where I am creatively and personally. My guitar tone is really the best it’s ever been. I have to give some credit to the advice I've received from my good friend Andy Brauer in that department. I have also added a lot of new guitars, amps and studio gear that have inspired me to bring forth into reality what I hear in my head. In addition, I have Vivi Rama playing bass and Erez Ginat on drums for just about every track. I felt it was time to mix it up and I cannot say enough about the quality of musicianship they are bringing to the table. I am also lucky to have Emmy Award winning mixer Dave Concors on board to take this project to the next level sonically. I am trying to shy away from mixing my own music because by the time the songs are ready for that step in the process it's hard to hear them with a fresh set of ears and perspective. I have to say, I'm really excited to share this music!"

BK

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Chris

great new disc from B.K.
According to Brian Kahanek's bio on his website he grew up on a Farm in Ohio, which makes it no coincidence that the first adjectives that popped into my head while listening to his new disc "One True Thing" were earthy followed closely by rootsy. You can feel the soil in every track.
Brian is an outstanding guitarist/singer/songwriter/engineer that I would be remiss to try and categorize. That said this disc rocks from start finish, kicking off with "Bottle Rocket" a stinging guitar instrumental filled with soulful playing and guitar tones to die for all over a fat backbeat and some cool dynamic shifts. This tune has all the hallmarks of a great blues/rock instrumental without ever being derivative and foreshadows the great listening experience that is "One True Thing"

Brian has his own true thing going on and his thing is as good as it gets. The disc is filled with killer instrumentals and vocal tunes spiced with B3, acoustic guitars, smokey grooves and wide open rocking soul all with Brian's guitar screaming, crying and whispering over the top. The Hendrix dedication live track "63 candles" captures Jimi's vibe in a very deep way that should not be missed by any Hendrix fan. Obviously Brian very much brings it live as in the studio. Go get this disc!
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corky newman

One true thing.....Awesome.
I am a little bias as BK and myself are great friends, but that a side this CD is one lil masterpiece. IF BK has a soul...this is it...I think his first CD "real life" was a fun fest for him....the 2nd, "sucide king" was a release of many hidden songs from deep down in his heart. This CD is his shinning star..sure it has killer guitar & tones any corksniffer would love, but it has way more..it has REAL SONGS....and SOUL...why he is not a bigtime rock star..I don't know..maybe if he was a cutie 16 year old female..???...One wish....I would wish his next CD is an instrumental barn burner..but hey its just a wish......
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Hawken Parker

Blessed
This guy has a Gift, if you like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Blackfoot or Bad Company this guy is for you. His sound has Southern Blues which he made his own. One of the best Guitarists I've ever listened to and with the deep lyrics and beautiful Guitar they make all his albums a must have.
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Mark Pezzati

Wow...what a ride...what an experience...what an incredible player!
Bought this after being turned on to Brian by a great friend....
What a master! There is something here for everyone. Each and every track is a masterpiece all it's own. This is a must have! Love it to death...cannot stop listening to it!
Thanks Corky! Both Brian and yourself should be big-time rock stars! And both truly deserve to be!
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Randy

Another Amazing album from Brian Kahanek!!!
If you are a fan of his other albums at all you need this album. Every track is a winner but "Bottlerocket" is a standout great track. Amazing guitar work and overall sound, a must own for fans of real musicians who play the hell out of their instrument.
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