What began as a 60th birthday surprise video during lockdown is now an incredible compilation album sure to go down in history as one of the most unique and impressive ever produced. Elite artists of all ages, stages, genders and genres coming together to celebrate one of the world’s most important yet undersung heroes, national treasure Kevn Kinney. Kevn’s catalogue of hundreds of songs (both as lyricist/frontman of Drivin n Cryin and solo) has been pared down to the most beloved gems, released in four seasonal installments. Net proceeds from the physical record sales are going to carefully chosen charities including:
-Alejandro Escovedo’s ‘SIMS Foundation’ which offers mental health and addiction services for folks in the music industry. He did an extremely moving "Another Scarlet Butterfly” for the album.
-Ike Stubblefield’s affiliated organization 'How Big Is Your Dream’ which is education based (his final recording was for this project on an INCREDIBLE instrumental version of “Underground Umbrella” featuring members of the Sheryl Crow band)
-Shelly Colvin’s ‘Out of the Woods’ which was inspired by her son Judge and helps kids with spinal cord and brain injuries. She is doing a gorgeous version of “Save For Me” with Dylan LeBlanc.
-Tom Gray’s ‘FarmLink’ which partners farmers with food banks to tackle food waste AND food insecurity. We lost him too soon, but he contributed a portion of “Forty Miles of Mountain Road” which will be the closer of the project.
1. Let's Go Dancing (Patterson Hood ft. Peter Buck) 2. Another Scarlet Butterfly (Alejandro Escovedo) 3. The House Above Tina's Grocery (Wreckless Eric) 4. Mountaintop (Elf Power) 5. Together (Parker Gispert) 6. Passing Through (Erin Rae ft. Seth Martin) 7. Count the Flowers (Pylon Reenactment Society) 8. Look What You've Done To Your Brother (Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit) 9. Gotta Move On (Gordon Gano and Boy Dirt Car ft. Violent Femmes) 10. Gotta Get Out of Here (Shovels and Rope) 11. Peacemaker (Great Lake Swimmers) 12. Save For Me (Shelly Colvin ft. Dylan LeBlanc)