Kevin Myers
“HORSESHOE”
©2009 Independently released
Review by Lucky Boyd

It's rare to have a debut make a splash as large as this one will.  Kevin Myers has spent years studying the type of music he wanted to create, listening to Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, among others.  When it came time to record, Myers was not confused as to what type of album he wanted to release.  Music that touches the soul and lyrics that embrace the emotions are the elements of Myers' ten-cut treasure.  Rich Brotherton produces and performs extensively on the record, making it a disc to remember.  Brotherton captures the true Texas form of Myers, accentuating his accurate vocals and orchestrating an outstandingly comfortable arrangement to each track.  It's always interesting to learn where the inspiration of some songs come from.  Being a Dachshund owner, it's no surprise that there would be a song called "Hot Dog Man's Best Friend" which is a fun tune about a hot dog vendor.  Ya think?  You'll love "Freedom's Frame" which reminds us that the power of our nation lies with the people.  The title track is a gem, perhaps the disc's best song, but there are some real musical treasures like "Wind Driven Waltz" which includes an ethereal guitar that draws you in like a magnetic field.  Watch for big things from this Central Texas talent.  Truly one of the best debut albums of the year.