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Notes from the Crossroads

Notes from the Crossroads

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"Kris Kehr and the Stone Poets have an easygoing alt-country vibe. But they also can be intense, if you listen carefully. The band combines the retro sound of Dr. Dave Mudgett's pedal steel and the Rev. James Harton's barroom keyboards with the propulsion of John Kennedy's bass and Matt Cullen's drums. Kehr sings in a melodic folkie voice with a hint of Dylan, while picking his six- or 12-string acoustic guitar or mandolin. The lyrics of Kehr's songs, though, have unusual depth. The musical crossroads here are where alt-country and folksinger/songwriter music meet. -Dave Howell (The Morning Call/Allentown, PA 2008) "Kehr's ragged, drawling vocals carry bucketloads of emotion, as do his journalistic lyrics." -Cole Hons for the CDT (reviewing 'In The tall Grass' 5/20/05) "......He's got great tone and feel on the acoustic, but the critical thing to me is the vibe, which to me digs deep into your soul... I mean, almost anybody can play, and a bunch of people can play really well, but there are very few, I think, who stand up in front of people and open themselves up for all to see...Kris does that... it gives me faith... it restores faith in myself... it is what the definition of music should be... The ancient language that exposes the heart..." -Scott Murawski (songwriter-guitarist, Max Creek) "Kris is the best acoustic guitarist we know--his solo show is just amazing. Great songs all around...a singer/songwriter in the truest sense." -Mark Furman (guitarist, Mark Furman Band) "On "Long, Long Year", singer-songwriter Kris Kehr has created a "journey" album in the finest folk-rock tradition. With odes to the road, river and rails (and even outer space), Kehr equates the journey down the road with the flow of life's journey. The album is fueled by the virtuosity of Stone Poets, a local band of which Kehr is a member. The band members' thorough understanding of their musical roles, wrapped in an honest, understated genius, provides Kehr with the legs on which to take his musical wanderings." -Matt Swain (critic and columnist, The Centre Daily Times) "Mellow Alternative Country with dreamy soundscapes. Kris Kehr and the Stone Poets dip into the cosmic American music of yesteryear as well as the newer No Depression sounds to deliver their lush and textured songs. Kehr's voice is warm and embracing as he invites you into a romantic realm that drips from his mouth like the resonating honey-soaked sounds of his ethereal pedal steel tones." Eric Shea - Staff Writer Listen.com ".....classy 'roots rock,' with tasteful musicianship" -George Graham (producer, radio personality WVIA-FM) "I wanted to take a moment to let you all know about a new CD that I think is worthy of some attention. It's called 'Long Long Year,' and it's the debut CD from Pennsylvania singer/songwriter Kris Kehr, released on his own label, Woobie Cat Records. Stylistically, I'd describe this music as country-rock-folk. It's centered around Kris' drawling vocals and his acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, and he's backed up by tasteful bass, drums, keyboard, and steel guitar accompaniment. Backing musicians includeJim Weider of The Band, Craig Ross and George Laks, both of the Lenny Kravitz Band, and Cindy Cashdollar of Asleep At The Wheel. Cindy's lap steel licks on the title track are simply wonderful; you can turn that track up LOUD and feel the goosebumps rise. Kris is well known to many people in this area through his work with a plethora of local bands during the past decade, including folk-rockers The Electric Farm and the progressive bluegrass band Pavlov's Dawgs. This album includes ten original songs, and marks his entry into the singer/songwriter genre. If you like folk music that leans toward country-rock, I'd encourage you to check this out." -Otto Bost (Producer/Host of 'Acoustic Eclectic' WDIY-FM, Allentown ) "A very well deserved 4 stars out of 5.....This is a FINE CD! " -Marc Nolis (publisher and editor-in-chief, ROOTSTOWN MUSIC MAGAZINE) "Backed by guitars, lap steel, keyboards and a finely grooved rhythm section, Kehr tackles the ultimate mysteries on this winning 10-song independent release with simplicity, humor and no shortage of disappointment. He weaves both half-whispered and rough troubadour vocals through the haunting arrangements and creates a mood that's defiant, defeated and no doubt familiar to most. Whether singing of the guy tricked by love, the philosopher wondering life's cost, or the lost soul who is simply over his head in the reality game, Kehr tells his tales simply but with just enough poetry and conviction to make them worthwhile. His subjects remain fixed on the search, despite the roadblocks of fear and shattered dreams. Kehr's journey through life's crapshoot is a bumpy one, but it's well worth the time." -Ames Arnold (columnist/critic Richmond Times-Dispatch) "You're gonna love this one. Kehr and his group have fashioned a great pop-country-folk sound. Using Martin acoustic guitars, Hammond B-3 organ, accordion, Fender electrics and pedal-steel, they weigh in on odes to the road and the rails and other journeys. A wonderful debut." -Villiage Records (on-line music catalogue) "...'To the Sea'......I loved it's soothing tides...That song is beautiful, to my ears anyway, I think it's a keeper, a real mood-soother... hope to hear it again!" -Derek (fan) "Trying to describe Kris leaves me scratching my head. He does a little but of everything, and all of it with consummate skill. I can say that the solo acoustic gig we did together in 1997 was the most fun I've ever had on a stage. Check out his great 1999 release 'Long Long Year' and you'll see what I mean." -Tom Flannery (singer-songwriter) 'Kehr and his five-piece band quickly settle into a rootsy but soulful groove on this Pennsylvania singer-songwriter's second album. Kehr's mildly scruffy voice and songwriting are somewhat reminiscent of Tim Easton, and his talented guitar and mandolin playing blend well into the varied talents of the Stone Poets, who among other things prove that a Hammond organ can work nicely in twangy folk.' -Villiage Records 'Great music and beautiful new songs...damned good!' --Raymond Swennen (radio atl bree Belgium) 'Real nice rootsy jammin' hot-darn record...killer! Kris and SP have obviously listened to some good roots music to have these influences in there, and really nice flowing lyrics....My highest recommendation." -- Rik James (Americana Backroads-KGLT-FM, Bozeman, MT)

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Artist: Kris Kehr & Stone Poets
Title: Notes from the Crossroads
Genre: Country
Release Date: 8/01/2008
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 700261232737
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