Belvedere may be gone, but Drivin N Cryin founders still riding the roads

Posted on: 10 August 2017

  Kevn Kinney (left) and Tim Nielsen, the founders of Drivin N Cryin, will return with their band to The Shed in Maryville on Saturday.Courtesy of John Kalinowski Punk rock and a ‘64 Belvedere get a lot of the credit for the longevity of Southern rock band Drivin N Cryin. Founders Tim Nielsen and Kevn […]

On the Carolina Road with Drivin’ n Cryin’s Tim Nielsen

Posted on: 10 April 2017

Tim Nielsen is stuck in traffic outside of Augusta, Georgia. Driving from South Carolina to get to band practice in Atlanta, his mood is still light in spite of the great American highway system. “Just trying to make good music, one day at a time,” he says, and his dedication to his art is obvious […]


Q&A: Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ N Cryin’ talks vinyl, folk music, legacy

Posted on: 15 March 2017

Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Phil W. Hudson recently spoke to Kevn Kinney, the lead singer and guitarist of the Atlanta-based Southern rock band Drivin’ N Cryin’. Kinney (first name stylized Kevn) formed Drivin’ N Cryin’ in 1985 with bassist Tim Nielsen and drummer Paul Lenz. In 1986, the band released its first album “Scarred But Smarter” on 688 Records which led to […]

Scarred But Smarter (Life N Times of Drivin N Cryin) dir. Eric Von Haessler (Shanzing Films)

Posted on: 12 December 2016

Shanzing Films’ new documentary, Scarred But Smarter (Life N Times of Drivin N Cryin) is director Eric Von Haessler’s attempt to answer why his favorite band, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, never enjoyed more success. Featuring in depth interviews with lead singer/songwriter Kevin Kinney (known professionally as Kevn), partner in crime and bassist Tim Nielsen, other bandsmates and a […]