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Life Down Here on Earth

by Kevin Welch

The first release by Kevin Welch on the artist-owned label Dead Reckoning, this album explores a wide variety of genres while painting tales of outlaws, troublesome times, love, and, as the title says, life down here on earth.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. Pushing Up Daisies
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2. Troublesome Times
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3. Wilson's Tracks
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4. I Feel Fine
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5. A Feast of Bread and Water
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6. Wishing for You
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7. Kicking Back in Amsterdam
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8. The Love I Have for You
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9. One Way Rider
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10. Life Down Here on Earth
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Album Notes
"Welch delivers "Life Down Here on Earth," one of 1995's finest albums and the most fully realized work of his career. With genre-bending diversity, Welch recalls the Bob Dylan of "John Wesley Harding" days, and a time when great music didn't have to conform to narrow radio formats to find its way to the masses."--Gordon Ely, Richmond Times-Dispatch

"...an album where every track is a keeper...."--Don McLeese, Austin-American Statesman

" Kevin Welch's Life Down Here On Earth is a gem. Period. Go get it. "--Bill Hobbs, Tampa Bay Times

" Welch colors his tales of hardscrabble transcendence with crystal-clear picking and driving Celtic grooves. But it's his words that win the day and justify the albums weighty title."--Bob Townsend, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Kevin Welch's poetic songs paint pictures of real people--people you know, people you've seen--so clearly that you realize quickly he's a keen observer of the human experience. His songs have an almost film-like quality in their vision and beauty.

After growing up in Oklahoma, where he played in a popular regional band, Blue Rose Cafe, Kevin moved to Nashville in the late 1970s, upon the suggestion of his friend John Hadley, a professor at the University of Oklahoma. Once in Nashville, he became a songwriter for Tree International. His songs were recorded by such artists as Moe Bandy, Waylon Jennings, Roger Miller, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, The Highwaymen, The Judds, The Kendalls, Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire, Charlie Pride, Ricky Skaggs, Pam Tillis, Randy Travis, Conway Twitty, Don Williams, and Trisha Yearwood.

When Steve Earle broke through with his Guitar Town album, he and others suggested Kevin get a recording contract, and Kevin was soon signed with Warners, where he put out two albums, Kevin Welch and Western Beat, in the early '90s. Warners let Kevin out of the deal, and along with his friends Kieran Kane, Mike Henderson, Tammy Rogers, and Harry Stinson, he formed Dead Reckoning Records. By putting out records on their own label, none of these brilliant, unique artists had to face the compromises that major labels sometimes insisted on.

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