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Paper Money

by Kevin Bilchik

A blend of rootsy rock and contemporary folk, with hints of Tom Petty, John Hiatt and John Mayer. Featuring well crafted songs, insightful lyrics and unique arrangements.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Long Ride
3:26 album only
2. Under My Wheels
4:18 album only
3. Paper Money
4:21 album only
4. Arizona
3:28 album only
5. Lost Art
3:55 album only
6. When The Rain Comes
3:43 album only


Album Notes
Like his unique singing voice, Kevin Bilchik's approach to songwriting and performing evokes raw emotion in those who hear it. Listening to Kevin, you are reminded of another time when rather than seeking hit records, artists bore their souls in songs and what made them hits was their universal truth. Inspired by the traditions of performers like Bob Dylan, J.J. Cale, John Hiatt, and Mark Knopfler, Kevin's music achieves an intimacy and truth that he hopes will offer listeners a musical touchstone

"I was a writer first. I didn't know I wanted to sing until I started putting my words to music," says Bilchik. "When I perform my songs, it's like taking a tour of what I've learned about life in the past 10 years. "

To categorize Bilchik as a typical singer-songwriter one would be missing the point. Bilchik's 'what you hear is what you get' demeanor, combined with his no nonsense approach to his personal style, is a refreshing change. If you are not pulled in by the stories Kevin tells in his songs, his mesmerizingly earthy, smoky baritone will elevate you to a much simpler time and place .

Kevin Bilchik's debut "Paper Money" released in March 2006 on Red Pill Records. Kevin currently performs both as a solo acoustic artist and with his band.



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Elizabeth O'brien - Static Magazine

Kevin Bilchik has a great voice and a very strong "singer/songwriter" tone about
Kevin Bilchik has a great voice and a very strong "singer/songwriter" tone about him. With an undeniable modern country feel. You can tell he loves these words and means every syllable leaving his lips. He was able to create a commendably non-cliché love album, by his use of ever-changing technique and sounds to distract the listener from the fact that the entire album is a love song. He has the ability throughout the album to change not only his style and tone, but feelings and mood, while performing all of them well. Jumping from the country farm boy in track one, to the mysterious cowboy in track three, and back to a folk country swing by track five. Overall, a pretty relaxed album with a proud Midwestern feel. I would definitely recommend track 6, "When The Rain Comes!"

Terry Perkins: freelance music journalist – St. Louis Post-Dispa

That commitment to the craft of choosing the right words -- in the right combina
St. Louis native Kevin Bilchick started out as a writer before he started putting his words to music. That commitment to the craft of choosing the right words -- in the right combination – comes through loud and clear on Bilchick’s debut EP recording, Paper Money. It’s obvious that Bilchik took the time to hone his lyrics well… every one of the six originals on Paper Money possesses an organic, emotional core that’s built on the power of the lyrics. Images of cars, wheels and road trips reverberate from song to song as well, adding to the coherent feel of the tunes. Producer/engineer Jacob Detering – who also contributes fine guitar, bass and mandolin playing to the recording – creates textures for each song that provide just the right mood for each one. R. Scott Bryan, David Aholt and Christopher Hughes add solid musicianship throughout. Every cut works, but special mention has to go to “Lost Art” and “When the Rain Comes.”  You’ll be hearing more from Kevin Bilchik.