The Kenneth Brian Band returned to Decatur, Alabama to record Blackbird during breaks from touring as opener for Lucinda Williams between 2013-15. The band amassed a highly loyal fan base owing to Kenneth Brian's capability as a songwriter and the strength of the band's ability to give the audience a poignant and high-energy live performance. The goal of this EP was to capture the essence of the band's impactful live show, and Blackbird does just that!
For The Kenneth Brian Band, this EP features a new ingredient in the mix: the keyboard wizardry of the late Ikey Owens, a member of The Mars Volta and Jack White's band, who passed away in October of 2014, but not before leaving his unique sonic and spiritual imprint on Blackbird.
Blackbird CD (EP)
- Southern Shift Records 2015