The legendary songwriter Kevn Kinney of Drivin N Cryin wiggles into The Marinade. Kevn and Jason caught up in Tallahassee, FL ahead of Drivin N Cryin's outstanding set at the Capital City Amphitheatre. Kevn opens up about the granular details of his creative process, how difficult it is to buy the right number of bananas, and so much more.
Acclaimed southern rock band Drivin N Cryin are set to embark on a European tour which will see them perform across Spain, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. The band released their new Aaron Lee Tasjan-produced LP Live the Love Beautiful on 21 June, which has been met with acclaim at outlets ranging from Rolling Stone, Paste, Billboard and PopMatters.
Back in May, Drivin N Cryin played a sold out show on the beach at The Windjammer. The next morning, they were downtown at the fairly new Record Stop location on John Street to film a quick live session featuring a few songs off their newest album, Live the Love Beautiful.
Last time Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ came through town, they were looking back on their career with a two-night retrospective at Tybee Post Theatre. This time the band are looking to the present with a new album, “Live the Love Beautiful,” and an anticipated show at Victory North.
Mex 1, in partnership with Ear For Music, is kicking off their upcoming season of Mex 1 Sessions and they’ve landed Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ N Cryin’ to start the party on Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Sullivan's Island location.
It was almost a full REM reunion last night at the Fox Theatre as Bill Berry, Peter Buck and Mike Mills took the stage as part of “Revival,” a benefit concert for the Fox Theatre Institute, which aids in the preservation of small theaters across Georgia.
Atlanta’s Fox Theatre hosted a special benefit event on Friday night (9/13) to support The Fox Theatre Institute, which supports historic theaters around Georgia. Hosted by Drivin N Cryin’s Kevn Kinney, the night featured sets from Drive by Truckers, Drivin N Cryin, Michelle Malone and a surprise set from 3/4ths of R.E.M.: guitarist Peter Buck, drummer Bill Berry and bassist Mike Mills.
On Friday night, Atlanta’s Fox Theatre hosted Revival, a special night of music from local icons that benefitted The Fox Theatre Institute, which supports historic theaters around Georgia. The evening featured music from Drive-By Truckers, Drivin N Cryin and more, plus a surprise reunion of most of the members of R.E.M., who began their career in nearby Athens, GA.
Produced jointly by WMOT Roots Radio, NPR Music, World Cafe and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) the 2019 AmericanaFest Day Stage will host a modern day parade of roots and country music greats from The Local in Nashville. Performances will be broadcast on WMOT with video webcasts on NPR Music and World Cafe via VuHaus.
…host Josh Jackson interviews Drivin N Cryin’s Kevin Kinney, who plays us a couple songs of the legendary Atlanta band’s first album in a decade, Live the Love Beautiful, along with an acoustic spin on the title track of their first album Scarred But Smarter released 31 years ago.
Kevn Kinney, lead singer and guitarist, and his band, which last performed at the Fox around 1993, will return to the stage Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. for Revival, a concert to benefit the Fox Theatre Institute.
Drivin N Cryin play a number of showcases at AmericanaFest in Nashville next month, and we caught up with the passionate Kinney for a whistle stop journey across an accomplished and continuing career for him and his band.
For a band formed decades ago with a sizeable gap between recent records, ‘Live the Love Beautiful’ feels like a classic already. It’s fresh and vital and most importantly sets a powerful direction for the band. Don’t leave it so long next time, Drivin N Cryin.
Live The Love Beautiful, produced by Aaron Lee Tasjan, is a blast of full-spectrum rock & roll, with Kinney singing about the troubled times of modern-day America; the trials and triumphs of an adulthood logged on the road; the benefits of appreciating the small things in life; and even the legacy of the Faces' late keyboardist, Ian McLagan.