I should have written about each and every one of Drew Kennedy’s prior releases. And I’m not sure why I didn’t. Drew hits all my sweet spots. He’s a troubadour from New Braunfels, Tx. who combines straight ahead country with bruising rock and sensitive folk. As you can imagine I’m a sucker for the songs on the folkier edge of this spectrum so I’ve linked to the song “The Captain And The Highway” from the new record Fresh Water In The Salton Sea.
Not content to just release a new album, Drew has also put out a companion novel of the same name (buy the ebook here). On top of this he has a busy touring schedule (here’s the next couple of weeks):
11/02/11 Austin, TX Saxon Pub
11/03/11 San Angelo, TX Blaine’s Pub
11/04/11 Dallas, TX Poor David’s Pub
11/05/11 Fort Worth, TX Woody’s Tavern
11/08/11 Lubbock, TX The Blue Light
On “The Captain and The Highway” Drew sings in a deep resonant voice accompanied primarily by acoustic guitar. This along with the world weary nature of the song, the lonely and sad imagery, and the foreboding cello (?) combine to produce a beautiful song that is a standout on an album full of standouts. Buy the brand new album here directly from Drew Kennedy.
Bonus video of “The Captain And The Highway”