MP3 KP Devlin - Shoot Down the Stars
With a sardonic snarl recalling Dylan, deft melodicism and a razor-sharp tongue, Devlin is a wild romantic, finding inspiration and poetry in just about anything.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (52:38) !
Related styles: Pop: with Live-band Production, Rock: Americana, Solo Male Artist
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K.P. Devlin is a singer/songwriter who is capable of being both delightfully quirky and ominously dark, often within the same song.
Born in Atlanta, and raised in Southern California, he has also lived in Boston, Austin, and currently resides in New York City.
According to Christopher Hess of the Austin Chronicle, "Devlin comes from NYC via parts unknown with a swagger in his voice and an edge to his pen that will definitely raise eyebrows." Devlin has just released his 4th CD, Shoot Down the Stars, on the indie label, Manhattan Mule Records.
His previous release, Harlequin''s Elbow, was co-produced by Devlin and veteran session bassist, Kenny Aaronson.
It features twelve original songs, and an impressive cast of backing musicians, including former Wings drummer, Steve Holley, and Bob Dylan''s current musical director and bassist, Tony Garnier.
Harlequin''s Elbow garnered many highly favorable reviews.
Joe Getts of Good Times Magazine concluded his review by saying, "Major labels should take note - K.P. Devlin is an artist of the highest caliber!"
On Shoot Down the Stars, Devlin is again joined by Aaronson, Holley and Carillo, with additional performances by Australian singer/songwriter, Greta Gertler on backing vocals, and renowned violinists Todd Reynolds and Liz Knowles.
Devlin graduated from Columbia University in New York with a degree in film studies, and has done extensive work within that medium, including writing, directing, editing and scoring several short films and videos.
He also took courses at Boston''s renowned Berklee School of Music.
Proficient on the acoustic guitar, piano and harmonica, he also possesses a great fascination with ethnic music, which has led him to explore many other musical instruments from around the world, including the oud, the didgeridoo, and the bouzouki.
His other artistic interests include poetry, oil painting, and creative answering machine messages.
His primary focuses, however, are his songwriting, recording and performing (both as a solo performer, and with his band).
He has performed extensively on the New York club circuit, including such venues as the Bitter End, the Living Room, Arlene Grocery, CBGB, and the now defunct (but fondly remembered) Sin-é.
He has recorded and released four full-length CD''s of original material: Spirit of the Mule (1995), Scarecrow Land (1997), Harlequin''s Elbow (1999), and Shoot Down the Stars (2001).
Songs from these CD''s have received airplay on AAA & Americana radio stations nationwide, including New York''s own WFUV 90.7 FM.