Kieran Kane | Somewhere Beyond the Roses

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Somewhere Beyond the Roses

by Kieran Kane

One of the godfathers of Americana music showcases his songwriting in this album featuring, surprisingly, banjo, baritone sax, and electric guitar--a mix that really emphasizes the groove.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Way Down Below
2:49 $0.99
2. Why Can't You
2:44 $0.99
3. Somewhere Beyond the Roses
2:25 $0.99
4. Unfaithful Heart
3:01 $0.99
5. Marriage of Convenience
3:04 $0.99
6. Anybody's Game
3:46 $0.99
7. More to It Than This
3:27 $0.99
8. I Took My Power Back
3:48 $0.99
9. Hands Across the Water
2:35 $0.99
10. Don't Try to Fight It
3:35 $0.99
11. Tell Me Mama
2:56 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Banjo and sax (with occasional drums and electric guitar) may seem an odd pairing. But it works. The elemental grooves exert the same sort of ineluctable pull as the songs, which are typical Kane. From the fire-and-brimstone sentiment of "Way Down Below" to the more hopeful title song and the road-weary resignation of "More to It Than This," these taut numbers cut to the bone in a manner as unflinching as it is understated."--Nick Cristiano, Philadelphia Inquirer

"The brittle, plunking qualities of the banjo are perfectly offset by the horn's deep mellifluous tone, making this a match made in folk heaven.... Kane's naked, emotional readings are soulful, heartfelt, and raw."--Hal Horowitz, AllMusic

"This newest release by the founder of Dead Reckoning Records, and a founding member of The O'Kanes only clocks in at 34:11 and you damn sure wish it were double that because of its stunning musical adventurousness.... This is a disc that has long rewards for those who want to expand their musical horizons and grow into new areas. Hats off to Kieran Kane, and all others, who are willing to take the risks that have such huge rewards."--Bob Gottlieb,

Kieran Kane is an iconic songwriter and performer and one of the founding artists of the Americana movement. On Somewhere Beyond the Roses, his most recent solo effort and follow up to 2002’s Shadows on the Ground, Kane is at the top of his musical game. The stripped down production and unusual instrumentation (including a bass-less quartet held down by Lambchop’s Deanna Varagona), complements Kane’s writing to chilling effect. His ability to create mini-movies within his songs—check out “Anybody’s Game”—prove that Kane is among only a small handful of writers capable of blending traditional roots music with modern themes to create evocative and relevant folk music for the new millenium.

“There’s an understated power in the songs of Kieran Kane, all full of twang and heartache and romance and guys who were born to ramble.” - Associated Press

“A prime showcase for his ability to blend catchy melodies with his simplistic mastery of language.” - Austin Chronicle



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