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Desperate Act of the Powerless

by Rockthrow

Elements of rock, folk & country sort of mixed-- sometimes twisted. Melodic, with thoughtful, sometimes political, lyrics. Some songs have humor, some darkness; some are bluesy, some sound Caribbean. Every song offers something new. "A rockin' Greg Brown"
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Evangeline
3:15 $0.99
2. Bicycle Rider
3:21 $0.99
3. Blame it on Eve
3:56 $0.99
4. Nervous
1:59 $0.99
5. Karen Calls
4:35 $0.99
6. I Can Be Abused
2:30 $0.99
7. Awkward Angels
4:44 $0.99
8. A Member of the Rabble
3:52 $0.99
9. Pyramids
4:47 $0.99
10. Sam Walton
3:53 $0.99
11. Hey, Man
4:38 $0.99
12. Everything Ends Up Just the Same
4:16 $0.99
13. Damn it All
5:19 $0.99
14. Favorite Cow
3:19 $0.99
15. Viola
3:46 $0.99
16. Easter Island
4:05 $0.99
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Album Notes
Singer/songwriter Kevin Brixius grew up on a sharecrop farm in southern Minnesota. After completing a B.A. at the U of M, he went off to see the world. Over the next dozen years, he traveled in 26 countries and hitchhiked over 10,000 miles, writing songs all along the way. "Desperate Act of the Powerless" reflects this diverse background, with songs that range from the joyful ringing of 'Evangeline' to the playful roll of 'A Member of the Rabble', to the driving foreboding of 'Easter Island'. There is the mysterious bounce of 'Bicycle Rider', the tension of 'Karen Calls'. Then again, there's 'Favorite Cow', a song which probably needs no explanation, nor warning. Brixius' songs ride musical emotion like a broncobuster. (His favorite composers are Bob Marley, Neil Young, and Ludwig van Beethoven. Go figure!) Recorded with Ben Durrant at Crazy Beast studio in NE Minneapolis, the songs are a rich mixture of Brixius' guitars and bass, keyboard by Theresa Horan and drums by Jamie Farnum, with vocals by all three. Some songs feature the soulful Scott Johnson on saxophone, others the violin of VioVoom's amazing Jessy Greene. Plus there are banjo parts, a harmonica, a dumbek and the haunting flute of Bobb Fantauzzo. Though a theme album, "Desperate Act" plays like a compilation. Every track is a new adventure.



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Ethan Edwards

Kevin's band definitely catches the spirit of the Grateful Dead. You can hear Jerry Garcia if you listen closely. Amplification not needed, just put them in a bandshell anywhere USA. Keep the Faith. 1Cor. 15:58

Heidi Sherman

Brilliant lyrics - come on already - discover this guy!
Kevin Brixius and band have a wonderful cd here. The songs are masterfully arranged - and just plain fun to listen to. If you like great music that doesn't bore after a few plays - then you will love this cd.

elizabeth bonacci

a great album from a great songwriter
this is a terrific album by a terrific songwriter. kevin brixius posesses both a way with words and strong musicianship. his songs are well informed by a life of adventures and misadventures.