I found Kevin Welch’s music I guess sometime around 1990. I wasn’t living in Nashville at the time and it was harder to find good singer songwriters that haunt this town back then. Kevin had released his self titled CD and was getting some play off of the old Nashville Network. He had written hits like “Hello I’m Gone” for Trisha Yearwood and had a great song cut by Moe Bandy called “Till I’m Too Old To Die Young”. If you are ever interested in the craft of writing, then Welch’s music is a good place to start.
It’s great how the thread that runs through the artists you like can be so apparent. I believe it was Roger Miller who encouraged Kevin to come to Nashville, and it was Kevin that encouraged Walt Wilkins to come to Nashville. What great music was made by those three guys while they were here. Roger has passed away sadly and both Walt and Kevin have gone to Texas, where their art is flourishing away from the hands of the big Nashville music machine.
Kevin’s music is good medicine for the soul. I hear he has a new CD coming out in April of 2010 and you should be able to find it on I Tunes. It’s worth every penny !