Kings County Caravan | Volume One

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Volume One

by Kings County Caravan

As the last of the old street-tough corners of Manhattan are smoothed out (adios, CBGB’s.), the roughshod soul of New York’s music and art scene has been not-so-gradually migrating across the East River.
Genre: Rock: Retro-Rock
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Kings County Caravan is a rotating line up of Brooklyn\'s finest up-and-coming songwriters who\'ve come together with one backing band so they can economically and ecologically get out on the road where they belong. Started by Kara Suzanne & her label Sublimity Records she makes her acclaimed backing band the Gojo Hearts play all night long behind her and her friends. It\'s an irresistible night of music with many surprises, when they comes to your town don\'t miss it!

Volume I line up:

Kara Suzanne: There are reasons why Rock & Roll and Country music continue to be relevant forms of expression in the American landscape. In the early stretch of the 21st century, Kara Suzanne is one of those reasons. While Kara\'s timeless lyrics and powerhouse vocal delivery are filled with signposts pointing to the classic influence of musicians like Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, and Dolly Parton, there is also a fresh and modern sensibility. With the high octane drive of the ever formidable band, the Gojo Hearts, the songs steer clear of predictability. The Gojos\' dynamic live shows have become increasingly popular, both in esteemed NYC venues such as Irving Plaza, the Living Room, Southpaw, and Luna Lounge, and at various film festivals, from Sundance, to Nantucket, to the
Hamptons. In addition, Kara\'s debut album, \"Aumsville,\" recently won Best Album of the Year from the Independent Music Awards.

The Reverend John Delore: While the Reverend readily admits to being self-ordained, he insists that his “congregation”—which consists of only himself, and which accepts no new members, be taken seriously. And rightfully so. DeLore’s songs range from a whisper to a roar, and every lyric seems carefully hewn from literary stone. “Henry Miller, Dostoevsky, Hemingway, Bukowski. Those are my gospels,” he says. “They all understand that there’s only a very thin line between throwing your hands up in spiritual jubilation and throwing them up when laughing in the face of a strange, uncaring world.” With his talent for marrying the well-crafted lyric to the well crafted song, the Reverend explores new boundaries of the LitRock genre. You should take him seriously. But “not too seriously,” he insists. “The best sermons always have a punchline.” Amen,
Reverend. Amen.

Kenny Cambre: The integrity of New Orleans born
Kenny Cambre\'s sound is as thick as the delta mud in which he stands up to his gut while on stage. With one foot rooted in tradition and the other pointed forward, Cambre\'s rusty-honey voice and poetic, lyrical narrative paint a portrait of undeniable suffering, brushed with broad strokes of humor and optimism. His melodies feel familiar upon first listen, like something you\'d heard in a dream. His debut album (which recently won Discmakers Independent
Music World Series), \"The Guy You Cheer For,\" is the kind of record that stays in your CD tray for days on end. Both Kenny Cambre\'s vocals and melodies are haunting.

Alabama Steve: After hitching up and down the lost highway, Alabama Steve finally caught a ride to New York City. He met lots of mighty fine folk there, many players with whom he struck up friendships, and then set off on travels anew. Steve takes the folk and country blues styles and does something new with them – it’s music from just left of the middle, jump tunes from the inter-war period, although which wars we can’t rightly say. If there is another world, an alternate reality, then Alabama Steve is probably from that one. How he got here no one knows, and where he’s going is where the wind blows.

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