A long time ago Kevin Welch and Kieran Kane put the communal good in front of selfish pursuits and formed the musical collective known as Dead Reckoning Records. Ever since their names have been synonymous with this label, band and support system. For awhile they snubbed the music industry and released their music themselves but recently they’ve signed up the help of the fine roots label Compass Records to help their music get into the hands of reviewers, club owners, festivals and stores.
Kevin Welch and Kieran Kane have teamed up with Fats Kaplan on their new release, Lost John Dean, and like everything I’ve ever heard from these guys it is top notch. In this case the instrumentation is primarily acoustic like their other solo and duo releases but the addition of multi-instumentalist Fats Kaplan has added a bit of voodoo spice. This is old timey music that resonates with age old stories of sinners and their ilk.
Buy it here.
Fats Kaplan creates his own music along with Krista Rose at the Pulp Country site. Here’ their song “Maloney Road” named after the road where Krista grew up in Southern Illinois.