Covering the Country Music scene in Scotland & N/Ireland
KENNY BUTTERILL…JUST A SONGWRITER : NO BULL SONGS. Kenny’s last CD “No one You Know” came out in early 2000 and with his first single from that CD he burst onto the Country Charts in Europe. Last Year he made No 1 with
“How far Can We Go” from that same CD. Now his new CD has arrived for review and he continues his song writing journey with mainly the same musicians and studio etc. His new single “My Austin Angel” has also just arrived on the January Hot Disc and should do really well in Europe. The well crafted songs, all written by Kenny are one of the main features of the CD. 14 songs, plus 2 extended versions give the CD almost 60 minutes playing time. The other most distinctive feature is undoubtedly his voice, quality with a softness and sureness at times it’s almost a loud whisper and with the subtle backing of acoustic instruments his voice is never overshadowed. Norton Buffalo on harmonica is outstanding on his tracks, a perfect foil to Kenny’s voice. The acoustic guitars, harmonica, bass, occasional piano, mandolin, and electric guitars all have a laid back feel giving the overall album a late night, candlelight martini-time feel, and bound to be another winner for Kenny. The bluesy, folksy, rootsy sound gives this fine collection of Americana music the right to stand alongside the Guy Clarks/ JJ Cales and Tony Joe Whites and others .”My Austin Angel” “The E-Mail Song” and “Felton’s Place” are just 3 of songs that I particularly liked. OTHER SONGS: Just a songwriter–Canadian road trip–Gotta find a woman–Are you surprised?–Makin love in L.A. — Joanne — A couple of lines — If we were alone –Vegetarian Dead Cow Blues–Is there more–The Townes you left behind.