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Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch | You Can't Save Everybody

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You Can't Save Everybody

by Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch

The first album from the roots supergroup otherwise known as Kane Welch Kaplin, this record will show you why they are considered the godfathers of Americana music.
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. You Can't Save Everybody (feat. Fats Kaplin)
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch
3:13 $0.99
2. Dark Eyed Gal (feat. Fats Kaplin)
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch
3:59 $0.99
3. Hillbilly Blue (feat. Fats Kaplin)
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch
3:11 $0.99
4. Jersey Devil (feat. Fats Kaplin)
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch
4:21 $0.99
5. Somewhere in the Middle (feat. Fats Kaplin)
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch
2:41 $0.99
6. Flycatcher Jack and the Whippoorwill's Song (feat. Fats Kaplin)
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch
4:01 $0.99
7. Callin' Me (feat. Fats Kaplin)
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch
2:48 $0.99
8. Till I'm Too Old to Die Young (feat. Fats Kaplin)
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch
3:30 $0.99
9. Cecil's Lament
Kieran Kane
2:51 $0.99
10. Everybody's Working for the Man Again... (feat. Fats Kaplin)
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch
4:10 $0.99
11. Just Like That (feat. Fats Kaplin)
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch
3:31 $0.99
12. A Prayer Like Any Other (For Nikke) [feat. Fats Kaplin]
Kieran Kane & Kevin Welch
3:45 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Oh -- my -- god! Fabulous." — Marilyn Rea Beyer, WUMB

"Reminiscent of vintage Kevin Welch and old O'Kanes material with new musical, philosophical and political twists. Great lyrics and fabulous duets." — Laura Hopper, KPIG

"I am so impressed by the sound of this record. It's just an artistic breath of fresh air." — Mike Lyons, Triple A Radio.com

"This is a fabulous record! I especially love "Workin' for the Man." Man, what a lyric!" — Rik James, KGLT

"They have a real honest, lived-in sound that carries the music, body and soul, past artificial boundaries of technology right to your brain-pan." — Bob Allen WIAA

"True and glorious traditionalism with not a bad track in sight." — Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald

"With 12 tracks including instrumental "Cecil's Lament" and Welch's gloriously melodic "Too Old To Die Young," Can't Save is a treat." — Larry Schwartz, The Age

"The Kane-Sean Locke penned soft gospel title track sets the mood for this disc - arguably their finest hour.... Don't mistake this for alt country - it's real roots country delivered in its purest form." — David Dawson, Beat magazine

"Lyrical, sensuous, intriguing, the music washes over the listener, encasing them in sensation...it's impossible not to be drawn into the beauty of these songs." — Kathy Coleman, Take Country Back

To say that Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch and Fats Kaplin are a band might
seem like a simple, straightforward statement. Far from it. It's nearly written into the
collective consciousness that individually successful artists group
themselves into bands loosely, with an air of impermanence. Needless to say, these
three—accomplished in their own rights as artists, songwriters and musicians,
wholeheartedly casting their fortunes together since 2003—don't fit the profile.

Then there's the fact that Kieran, Kevin and Fats fool freely with the organic properties of
band-dom. Where simple musical math dictates that adding a band member will increase
how loud and busy you sound, they add a fourth (Kieran's son Lucas) and simplify. Add to
that refreshingly unorthodox, unscripted instrumentation (i.e. no bass or piano and
Fat's tendency to play whatever's lying around) and two distinct songwriting flavors
(Kieran's and Kevin's) united by a fluid, rhythmic pulse that give way to an intoxicating oil-and-vinegar-like effect.



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Never far from my player
This is one of my favorite cds in the singer/songwriter or Americana genre. The songwriting skills and the wonderful vocals from both Kane and Welch combined with Kaplin's instrumental artistry make this cd absolutely incredible. I am so lucky that I get to see them each year at The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. I just wish they would put out more cds together!


Let Kane Welch Kaplan Save You
I am almost evangelical about this album (and Kane Welch Kaplan music together and individually) - I've told everyone I know about this album. It is my most played and the music touches me deeply - it speaks to the human condition to which anyone can relate but, more than that, these songs beg to be heard and felt, the lyrics paint scenes vividly in the mind, and the feelings well up inside. When I listen, I see and feel my Appalachian roots, I feel my departed mother and the spirit of the mountain ancestors from which she sprang - these songs will evoke different feelings in different people depending on life experience, but they will make you feel, and there is no greater success for an album than that. Sometimes toe-tapping, sometimes joyful, sometimes mournful - these songs will take you to all these places and more.

Rhonda Trawick

Everybody don't want to be saved.....
.... but if you are looking for musical redemption, this is the album for you. It's difficult for me to believe that I first heard this CD back in 2004. It is as fresh today and it was them. There's not a sound wasted or covered by effects. Kevin and Kieran's lyrics speak of the human condition and Fats' accompaniment places the perfect musical adjectives exactly where they need to be. This is music from the souls of the songwriting masters who pioneered an acceptance and resurgence of REAL music. This is the Americana sound that Americana music is about. This album will always be a part of me and any pickin' I'm a part of.

Paul Garrett

The best of the best.
This is one of the best recordings of the past 2 decades. It has it all..great songs , masterful playing and superb vocals. Quintessential Americana. I wore out 2 copies of this. The earlier recording "11,12,13" is a touchstone for this style of music. I wore out 3 of those.