drivin n cryin Archive

Best of 2015: Video (DVD and/or Blu-ray)

It takes a good bit more time and effort to screen a DVD or Blu-ray than it does to check out an album. With the latter, I can let the CD or record spin while I’m doing something else (I can multitask to some degree), but the former requires sitting in a comfortable chair, watching

Interview: Kevn Kinney of Drivin N Cryin

Yesterday I published my feature based on an interview with Kevn Kinney. Today I present the entire interview. — bk Bill Kopp: The new vinyl album Best of Songs compiles songs from the four EPs that Drivin N Cryin released between 2012 and 2014. How did you decide which tracks went on and which were

Drivin N Cryin’s Kevn Kinney: Sowing Confusion

Since their debut in the mid 1980s, Atlanta-based Drivin N Cryin have crafted their own take on southern rock. Led by guitarist/songwriter Kevn Kinney, the group has distilled its many influences into a sound that is all their own. A recent series of EPs set out to explore those various styles, and selections from those

Coming Attractions

Lots in the hopper right now at Musoscribe World HQ. Here are some teasers of what you can expect in the coming days: Translator were one of the more exciting bands to come out of the (or my) college rock era. With the songwriting and musicianship of the two front men Robert Darlington and Steve

DVD Review: Scarred But Smarter

Plenty of bands have but one good album in them. In the old days – when record companies were still a thing – it went like this: band forms, usually around the songwriting skills of one or more member. Band gigs hard in obscurity. Band develops local following. Band gets noticed. Band gets signed. Band

Album Review: Drivin N Cryin – Songs for the Turntable

This longtime fixture of the Atlanta (and beyond) music scene has recently embarked upon a project in which leader Kevn Kinney puts together a handful of thematically-related tunes (usually including a cover here and there) in EP form. Songs for the Turntable is the fourth and final in this series. Like the previous three discs,

EP Review: Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ — Songs from the Psychedelic Time Clock

In terms of delivering new music, Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ is employing a strategy not unlike that of Marshall Crenshaw. Instead of releasing an album after a couple years’ wait, both acts are meting out new music in smaller, EP-sized bites. From a marketing (or fan relations) standpoint, this is a solid approach; it keeps the