Yes, the KCDC CD release show is this weekend, Sunday September 14, 2014, 4-7pm, at The Starry Plough in Berkeley. We'll be sharing the bill with Seattle's wonderful Joy Mills and Tom Parker who will kick things off at 4pm. KCDC goes on at 5:30pm and play til around 7pm. We'll have the new CDs, as well as cool hand-printed shirts by Kate Fire, and I'm even playing an electric guitar! Please join us! It's free, all-ages and everyone is welcome.
Joy Mills & Tom Parker Following the release of their balladeering and soulful country album, Trick of the Eye, The Joy Mills Band brought forth their 2nd full-length record, Cat & Mouse, in May of this year, exploring a well-grooved blend of roots, rock ‘n’ roll, folk and country. They'll be touring as an acoustic trio, with guest Julian Martlew on Dobro.
KCDC Born of a songwriting challenge, KCDC's debut recording "Your Own Reaction" finds Deborah Crooks and Kwame Copeland displaying their literary, post-punk and twang tendencies on 10 new tunes. "KCDC's debut CD "Your Own Reaction" is a guitar-driven batch of California-made roots music played by a veteran group of musicians who appreciate a good riff and an infectious beat. It's meant for listeners who love real instruments and authentic writing; listeners who are seeking out truth and beauty in their lives and think this world deserves the best they've got." KCDC will perform at The Starry Plough as a full band featuring Crooks, Copeland, Waters and Andrew Gibson (bass) and Whitney Jacobson (drums).
Rootstime ReviewKCDC received some review love from my friends at Rootstime, a music magazine in Belgium. Nice words for the project included: "That the two musicians can create excellent songs is [not only] proved in abundance through songs like the ballads "Jesus And The Jed," "Gone Missing," "Oh Oh" and "Love Some More," but also by the uptempo charged and handsome guitar riffs on songs such as "Put Away the Year," "Sweep Out the Dust," "What To Say (Come Here)" and the album title track "Your Own Reaction." ...we'd love to hear more quality music from this duo on record."
LISTEN TO 'What to Say (Come Here)" from the new KCDC CD (click link or view in browser if player doesn't appear)