STEPHEN KELLOGG w/Milow, June 5, 2013 (Wednesday). COUNTDOWN TO BLUNDERSTONE TOUR.
Austin, TX phenom Stephen Kellogg is stopping by The Red Cat as part of his "Countdown to Blunderstone Tour," in support of his new (and first) solo album, "Blunderstone Rookery," due to be released on June 18th.
Stephen traces his musical style back to his father’s record collection, which included albums from Jim Croce and Cat Stevens to Eagles and The Band. He also grew to appreciate the showmanship of Van Halen, the Grateful Dead, and John Prine. Tom Petty figures in as a favorite.
In November of 2012, Stephen's band of the last ten years decided to take a hiatus. They performed their final show at Webster Hall in New York City for three hours and said goodbye for now. He then turned his attention to a solo career, resulting in the forthcoming release entitled "Blunderstone Rookery." The title comes from the boyhood home of his favorite character in his favorite book, “David Copperfield”. The music was played by the friends he has made across the industry, including Travis McNabb and Annie Clements from Sugarland, Sean Watkins from Nickel Creek, Jerry DePizzo from OAR. The end result was an album that truly expressed Stephen's world view and said exactly what he wanted to say.
Visit http://stephenkellogg.com to learn more about the new album, to watch a new video, and for a free download of the new song "Thanksgiving."
Opening for Stephen will be European star Milow. Having spent a lot of time in Europe, I can tell you that Milow is one of the most popular performers on the continent there, and for good reason. His music is simply beautiful. I encourage you to check out his performances on YouTube: You'll discover that his live performances have hit-counts in the millions. Download his 2010 live album from iTunes. Seriously. This may be your only chance to see Milow in a small venue. God knows you could never see him in a small venue in Europe!