Martin Simpson on NPR’s All Songs Considered
September 27, 2007
Martin Simpson’s cover of "Louisiana 1927" from his new album Prodigal Son
will be featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered Friday, September 28. All Songs Considered
is NPR’s online music show and podcast. Be sure to tune in or download the podcast!
You can hear a clip of "Louisiana 1927" and sample other tracks from Prodigal Son here
Kane, Welch, Kaplin available today!
September 11, 2007
Kane, Welch, Kaplin currently # 7 on the Americana radio charts, debuted at #13.
"This is one Americana superband." - BOSTON HERALD
"Another tasty downhome treat from Kane Welch and Kaplin.
No artificial ingredients and no chemical aftertaste!"
- Jim Manion, WFHB (Bloomington, Indiana)
"Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch and Fats Kaplin, known as Kane Welch Kaplin, are the Captains in a sea of songwriters and when their ship sails you better be on it. The wind is at their backs and only they know where to find the buried treasure. I’ve always loved these guys and the new disc is core Americana. I’m on board."
- Mattson Rainer, KNBT (New Braunfels,Texas)
September 11, 07 (NASHVILLE) - To say that Nashville-based Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch and Fats Kaplin are a band might seem like a simple and straightforward statement. Far from it. It’s nearly written into the collective consciousness to assume that individually successful artists only group themselves into bands loosely and with an air of impermanence--and, in the case of the Traveling Wilburys, jokey pseudonyms and little actual traveling. So, in a loud-and-clear reassertion of band cohesion, the third Kane, Welch and Kaplin album is self-titled. "Pretty clever huh?" says Welch. "We want people to finally understand that we’re a band, not just three solo artists playing for the hell of it."
Where simple musical math dictates that adding a band member will increase how loud and busy you sound, they add a fourth (Kane’s son Lucas) and simplify. Add to that refreshingly unorthodox, unscripted instrumentation (i.e. no bass or piano and Kaplin’s tendency to play whatever’s lying around) and two distinct songwriting flavors (Kane’s and Welch’s) united by a fluid, rhythmic pulse that give way to a heady oil-and-vinegar-like effect.
Kane, Welch & Kaplin will see upcoming press in No Depression, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Edmonton Journal. They will also be featured at this year’s Americana Music Association Conference where they will showcase Fri, Nov 2, 07, 9pm @ 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, TN.
To sample the new album, click here
To see a video of KWK unplugged and live, click here