Artist Interview: Kevin McCoy Band
Tell us about yourself and your music
The Kevin McCoy Band has established a strong presence on the local and Regional club scene (and has also done several out-of-town and out-of-state dates), armed with a boatload of cover tunes by artists ranging from Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings to Tom Petty and ZZ Top. Pus, the debut original album “Redneck-N-Roll” has made a big impact on the bands style. We like our country to rock!
Talk to us more about your latest release
KMB’s 10 tracks on Redneck-N-Roll are all original songs written by us, showcasing Kevin McCoy Band’s style, which gave the album its title and is further self-described as “a fusion of Country, Rockabilly, Country Western, Southern Rock, Blues and hard-driving Rock & Roll.
What inspired you to write this release?
It is the type of music I want to hear on the radio. Country music has went through a lot of changes in the past years. There is a lot of sub genres now… at least, that is how I see it. Our style is more rock & roll meets old school classic country gold!
Any plans to release a video?
Team KMB has been talking about doing a video! It’s almost like you have to now-a-days, right?
Any plans to hit the road?
We play every weekend all year with the exception of two weekends! We are always up for a road trip, and we are always looking for fresh new venues to entertain people! I think we have one of the best live bands in the area!
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
That’s a question I really don’t have an answer to… Ha ha! I guess, it’s all about the music.
The Kevin McCoy Band is country rock… although, we have throwback songs, as well. There really is no label or branding going on… maybe I should make that a priority this coming year?
Who have you been listening to lately?
I have been listening to Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, the Eagles, Metallica, and Midland. Great songwriters and performers!
Tell us about your passions
The love of my family! The love of life! The same thing that makes the world go ’round… LOVE!
What else is happening next in your world?
Team KMB is currently working on our second album. We are in the writing process right now.
Then, the variations and arrangement will be next. Finally, we will lay it on tracks and BOOM!!
Thanks for an awesome interview, Kevin!
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