Terry Kitchen | Blues for Cain & Abel

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Blues for Cain & Abel

by Terry Kitchen

contemporary folk singer/songwriter
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Atlas
4:38 $0.99
2. Come Back to Me
4:02 $0.99
3. Noah & the Selfish Son
4:15 $0.99
4. Bethlehem
4:06 $0.99
5. Blues for Cain & Abel
4:30 $0.99
6. The Year of Living Lonely
4:03 $0.99
7. Martin Luther
3:16 $0.99
8. A Perfect Rose
4:01 $0.99
9. You Always Got There First
5:06 $0.99
10. Heimaey
4:03 $0.99
11. Good Friday
3:18 $0.99
12. The Quiet Earth
4:36 $0.99
13. Let It Be
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Album Notes
"Terry Kitchen's songs are portraits of ordinary people and emotions, captured with extraordinary compassion, honesty and humor. A talented writer."
-Richard Middleton, Victory Review

"Terry is a perceptive songwriter unafraid to tackle sometimes difficult subject matter."
-Mike Regenstreif, Sing Out!

"One of New England's finest songwriters"
-Stephen Ide, Dirty Linen

"Terry Kitchen picks up where Elvis Costello and Tom Waits merge and leave off."
-Vance Gilbert

Contemporary folksinger and award-winning songwriter Terry Kitchen is a performing artist who's as much a storyteller as a musician. He's been writing songs since gradeschool as a way of making sense of himself and the world around him.

blues for cain & abel, his fifth and finest CD, follows 1997's blanket (which was heard on over 100 folk radio programs worldwide and voted #21 best CD of that year by Folk Digest) and 1995's I Own This Town. blues for cain & abel is called by Kitchen a collection of "songs of doubt and faith" and includes 12 new originals plus his bluesy rendition of the Beatles' "Let It Be."
Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Kitchen grew up on Easton, PA's College Hill (home of Lafayette) surrounded by the music and spirit of the 1960s. As a bored teenager in the '70s, Terry roamed the small town streets of Findlay, Ohio (the setting for "I Own This Town") before escaping to Los Angeles for college (Occidental) and music school (GIT). He moved to Boston and fronted the original pop/rock band LOOSE TIES in the mid 80s (whose video was played on MTV exactly once) before settling on the intimacy of acoustic music as the most natural setting for his songs.

For the past ten years Terry has performed on the New England and national coffeehouse and folk festival circuits (including Club Passim in Cambridge, Cafe Lena and Fast Folk in New York, Godfrey Daniels in Pennsylvania, and the Bluebird in Nashville, and the Falcon Ridge, Telluride and Napa folk festivals) and shared the stage with such artists as John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler, Dan Bern, Vance Gilbert, the Nields, Susan Werner and Kristina Olsen. He was a finalist in the 1992 Falcon Ridge songwriter showcase (and a featured performer ever since) and a '94 Telluride Troubadour. He is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2000 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, First Prize Winner of the 2000 USA Songwriting Competition, and a Runner Up in the 2000 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
In addition to his songwriting Kitchen has written 2 plays, a children's novel, and collection of autobigraphical stories. He's worked as a summer camp counselor, ice cream fountain engineer and bicycle messenger, has a brief but distinguished FBI record for anti-nuclear protests, and has finished last in a Boston Marathon.



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