Sep 26, 2013

That's The Sh!t Thursday- Drew Kennedy

Every now and again I get lucky enough to stumble onto a pretty cool song or video out there on the interwebs. It might be a cool version of a song I've heard a million times. Or a live version of an unreleased song. This week I have been obsessed with the new Drew Kennedy CD Wide Listener. That's where this weeks video comes from.

Being up here in Oklahoma I don't often get a chance to see some of the amazing south Texas artists that make the rounds. So I stalk YouTube when something really gets me pumped. A lot of the time that is how I can tell if what I hear on the radio or on a CD comes off good done live. I really had to dig pretty deep to find very much video on Drew. And even deeper to find stuff from his new album. Because that is what I want to focus on.

Wide Listener is his 6th album and though I had heard his music and own a couple of his other CDs, this one just hit me. Drew is an amazing singer and songwriter. On this album he runs you through a gamut of emotions with intricately spun lyrics and engaging melodies. My favorite is the track "Jesus Can See You.'" It  starts simple with an acoustic and vocals and tells the story of man searching for some meaning and dealing with those who too often do not practice what they preach. At least that is my take on it. I may be wrong but I dare you to listen to this song and not be pulled in.

Anyway, back to the point. I managed to find a video of Drew performing this song in what seems to be someone's living room. Seeing it done so well in such a pure state only makes me appreciate what he does even more. Drew Kennedy is without a doubt one of the most underrated artists in Texas right now. Getcha some...

I am including one more video here. It is an introduction from Drew to you. It speaks of his music, his journey and who is is as a person and musician. This video alone is better than a lot of the music I have heard lately.

See more on Drew here--->

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