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Are You A Hatfield Or A McCoy?

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The Hatfields and McCoys were famous for killing each other.
Find out which side you would’ve taken… The History Channel

Also don’t forget to Pre-Order our new album
“Famous For Killing Each Other” on iTunes.


Famous For Killing Each Other – iTunes Pre-Order

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Our new album, “Famous For Killing Each Other” is now available for pre-order on iTunes. It coincides with the new mini-series Hatfields & McCoys, which airs on the History Channel beginning 5/28.


Interview and Live Videos with Rolling Stone

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We recently played a show in NYC at City Winery. Thanks to the folks over at Rolling Stone for coming out.

Check out our interview and some live videos from our set.


Interview w/ Better TV on Latest with “Hatfields & McCoys”

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Before a recent show, Kevin sat down with Better TV and talked about the upcoming “Hatfields and McCoys” mini-series and Modern West’s role in the project:


“The Angels Came Down” Hits #8 on Billboard

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We’re so excited to learn that “The Angels Came Down” reached number 8 on the Billboard Christian Digital Songs Chart this week. It’s an honor to be named so high in the category, and we’re incredibly thankful that you’re all enjoying the song so much.

If you haven’t already downloaded the song, you can get it on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/TheAngelsCameDown

To read more, visit Billboard.com.


Infinity Music Hall / Exit In / Ft Knox

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We are all home now for a few days before we head to St. Louis for a show on Sat. the 21st of April.  It is a show not open to the public but we hope to come back there on our summer tour which starts on July 7th.  We’ll put up a schedule as soon as it’s ready.

We finished our Spring tour with a couple of very special shows in Norfolk CN at the wonderful Infinity Music Hall and Nashville at the Exit/In. Both Lilly Costner and Sara Beck were there with us in Nashville so it was a fitting end having both of them sing on our last show.  Lilly sang a new song of hers written for the Hatfields and McCoys and Sara sang “I Know These Hills”. Both those songs will be included on our “concept” companion CD written especially for the mini series which will be on History Channel over Memorial Day weekend.

But in between those two shows we stopped off at Ft. Knox for a very moving event which honored 5 of the soldiers who died when their Chinook helicopter was shot down last August in Afghanistan. It was a rainy day but the sky cleared enough for the event to happen outside.  Our song “The Angels Came Down” was played along with the unveiling of the beautiful granite memorial dedicated to those men. Kevin gave a very moving but short speech about them and their service to our country. The families of those soldiers were there. It was a sad day.

We also learned that “Angels…” was being played at Arlington National Cemetery that same day for another soldier’s memorial. I hope to post some of the letters we have received from families of fallen soldiers who tell us that the song somehow helps rewrite the final moments of  their loved ones who died in combat.

 

See You Around…..Sometime


Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield CN April 10

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It was our great pleasure to return to the Ridgefield Playhouse after almost 3 years.  We last played there  on July 22, 2009 and I had forgotten what a sweet place it is. We were well taken care of by Allison, Nickie and all the crew including Bob the Technical director. The theater is intimate with great sound and the crowd was amazing.  Thanks to all who came. Allison drove me back to a graveyard which I had discovered earlier in the day.  I got some great video clips of the place including a few graves from the Revolutionary War and an angel. On the way she picked up her kids from school and dropped them off at home so helping me was above and beyond the call of duty.

What a great town.

We are now parked on a highway in front of Infinity Hall in Norfolk CN only 75 miles from Ridgefield. You will be happy to know that we now have coffee cups on the bus and don’t have to drink out of empty Advil containers.

See You Around…….Sometime


City Winery NYC April 9, 2012

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Kevin had a busy schedule while we were in NYC for our show at the City Winery. He had interviews with Rolling Stone, Dianne Sawyer, and Andersen Cooper among others. The whole band got to go to the Rolling Stone offices and be part of the interview, meet some great people and eat some roast beef, chicken and macaroni and cheese. In the hallway on the walls were every issue of Rolling Stone Magazine.

At the City Winery we had a fun show that night. Some of the folks from The Hatfields and McCoys were there including Lesie the producer of the mini series which Kevin is starring in. H&M will be aired on the History Channel over Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us. It was great to see Rosa , the wonderful graphic artist who has put together all our CDs. Too bad though that we didn’t get to spend more time in NYC. We left that night to go to Ridgefield CN.

See You Around…..Sometime


Park Theater Cranston, Rhode Island

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I’m running a little behind…….

We’re in Ridgefield Conn. this morning…..the early sun shining through the front window of the bus which is parked all by itself next to the theater where we’ll play tonight….a beautiful town Ridgefield. We have no milk on the bus – only three pounds of sliced turkey a bottle of tequila, some crumbled rice cakes, a box of crackers, 15 cheese slices, 3 grapefruits, 4 apples, a half eaten banana, 60 bottles of water, a peanut butter jar with no peanut butter, but most important of all – some  Green Mountain coffee…yea!

Three nights ago we were in Cranston RI right next to Providence and played in the wonderful old Park Theater named after Park Chisolm….his influence reaches far and wide across this country even though, as everyone knows, his birthplace is in Noonan, Georgia. The Park Theater (in all seriousness) is a beautiful historic theater much like the Sunshine Theater in Lakeland – almost vanished but rescued by concerned communities and individuals. It has probably the best run organization and staff of any place we’ve been. They really took great care of us and the crowd that night was enthusiastic. All the security guys were polite and  helpful and kind of big and rough looking but dressed in suits which probably concealed their weapons. We were on our best behavior. I think we made some fans there and we definitely want to come back. Thanks Dawn and thanks to everyone who came.

Sara Beck has been touring with us and in addition to performing a duet with Kevin and singing some harmonies, she is the voice of “I Know These Hills” a song in the soundtrack of “Hatfields And McCoys” the miniseries coming up on History Channel.We have been playing “…Hills” and “How Deep the Water Runs” in our set every night with Teddy on banjo, Park, Kevin, and John on acoustic guitars and Bobby  on violin….a nice break in the R&R. She is just fantastic.  Sara had to go back to Nashville but Lillie Costner joined us to finish most of the tour.  She is great also. Sara will be back with us for our final show in Nashville on April 14.

…..a great show at the City Winery in NYC last night….more on that later.

See You Around….Sometime

 


“The Angels Came Down” Released Today!

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Today is the official release of our new single “The Angels Came Down” — Download now on iTunes! http://bit.ly/TheAngelsCameDown

Take a look at the story behind the song: