As a songwriter and performer, Kevin blends his lyrics and arrangements with his high energy and dynamic drive to create one of the most engaging stage shows in modern country music.
Kevin's music blends traditional country instrumentation and classic 70's rock with a musical mixture all his own. It's new meets old, urban meets country -- gravel meets asphalt kind of music. Whether it's a dance tune that rocks, a heartfelt and inspiring ballad or a tune you can't quite categorize, you just love the groove,Kevin's lyrics wrapped in his musical arrangements will have you hooked. His voice is unique, confident and powerful -- much like the man himself.
Kevin's passion is songwriting and performing allows him to share that experience with others. Born in the melting pot that is Southern California, Kevin grew up surrounded by not only different cultures, but Los Angeles based musical talents such as The Eagles, The Byrds, Stephen Stills, Tom Petty, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. While some of these artists defined California's rock sound, others defined what came to be known as the Bakersfield sound; putting the "western" in "Country Western" music. These artists had more than California in common however, they had common influences as well...Elvis, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and of course, the Beatles -- all of which would influence the sounds coming out of Nashville. Kevin has taken these influences, his surroundings and experiences to meld familiar themes that transcend us all, into his own intriguing country sound.
In 1994 Kevin formed his country band. He has since been awarded the California Country Music Associations' Male Vocalist of the Year. He has continued to grow as an artist and emerge as one of Southern California's top country entertainers; setting attendance records at venues throughout the Southland: the world famous Crazy Horse Saloon in Orange County, the Brandin' Iron in San Bernardino, Montana's (formerly Western Connection), the Country Star at the Universal City Walk in Los Angeles and most recently, The Ranch Saloon in Anaheim. He released his first CD, "The Window", on his own independent label, "Haymaker Records". The response to this project further fueled the fire, inspiring Kevin to write and record more. He released his second CD, "Stones Unturned" late in 2003, and is currently writing and recording his latest effort, which will be released next year.
It is easy to understand why Kevin has become so popular with Country Western fans. He is charming, personable, an exciting live entertainer and most importantly, people respond to him and his music. He has a gift for reading his audience and knows exactly how to work the crowd, never turning down a chance to interact with his fans either on stage or after a performance. For these reasons, Kevin performed for an unprecedented 10 straight years at the Riverside Orange Blossom Festival, sharing the stage with the likes of Big and Rich, Clay Walker, Emerson Drive, Jimmy Wayne, Shannon Lawson, Steve Holy and Jessica Andrews. Kevin has opened for such acts as Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, American Idol’s Danny Gokey, Darryl Worley, Julie Reeves, Ricochet, Tim Rushlow, Paul Brandt, Chris Cagle, Lila McCann, Tanya Tucker and Bobby Bare, and has performed at the National Rodeo Finals music event at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas and the Hollywood Santa Claus Lane Parade, the Route 66 Rendezvous and numerous city and community events.
Powerhouse radio stations 93.9 KZLA in Los Angeles and 95.1 KFRG in the Inland Empire have hired Kevin as their featured artist at many of their high profile media events and concert openings. Major venues across southern California, Arizona and Nevada request Kevin, anxious to benefit from his charismatic stage personality and natural ability to command any size audience. Kevin has been successful in building a large, loyal fan base, which continues to expand as his music is heard.
The beauty of country music is the stories it tells and the many emotions it invokes in each of us. Similarly, the pursuit of a music career stirs up many moods and emotions, seriousness and humor, power and sensitivity. It's a rough road but for someone with a passion and talent for music, it's a road from which you never veer. And yes, it involves a little luck. As Robert Collier once said, "All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck -- who keeps right on going -- is the man who is there when the good luck comes -- and is ready to receive it." Gravel or asphalt, Kevin handles the twists and turns with ease and is ready for the journey.