EPK - Kevin Paul

I think I've found heaven. No seriously, this is some of the best instrumental music I've heard in a long time, and I listen to a lot of this kind of stuff. It's got all the aspects that make a great instrumental, and Kevin ‘Stik’ Paul uses all of them to his complete advantage. If you love instrumental guitar that has groove, you'll love ‘Ixtapa.’ You'll never look at instrumental rock the same way again.

            -Jonathan Sanders, Gods Of Music

Happy Birthday, Kevin....I'm not even gonna try to match the gift you laid on me Thursday night as you took every song places I never thought they could go. Wow! No Motel 6 ever had magic fingers like that. I'll be feelin' them goosebumps every time I pass Montrose and Ashland.

              -Terry Abrahamson, Grammy Winner, Author and Witness to History

Wow yes that lead guitar is superb . Is that you ? I’ve worked with a few great guitarists . Jimmy page , Eric Clapton , George Harrison .Albert Lee . Would love to re mix this get it huge.

-Stuart Epps, Legendary Record Producer (Review of Warrior)

Veteran lead guitarist Kevin Paul gives you the perpetual feeling that something wonderful is about to happen. That, at any moment, he might actually take flight. He successfully combines melodic improvisation with raw in-your-face power riffing. Kevin is a primordial soup of technical experience, undeniable talent and blissful creativity. - Jammin' Kay Cammon

— ShowBuzzz Television Show

To really prepare yourself for the groovy sensations put on your headphones, shut off your world and get ready to be lured into the Devil´s velvety tempting trap. Forget about technical gimmicks and effects that give the sound a fresh spice. The sound is ages old deriving its true essence and expression from generations of venerable bluesmen. 

                                                         -This review is copyright © by Thomas Gosciniak, and Blues On Stage. 

                          "Keeping the Blues Alive Award" Achievement for Blues on the Internet Presented by The Blues Foundation

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Kevin Paul's "I Cried For You" featuring Dalis Santiago on vocals is a delightful blast to the past that boasts a deeply timeless resonance and manages to echo the golden era of soul and pop with an effortlessly classic charm.

From the first note, the track envelops listeners in a lush, emotionally charged arrangement that beautifully marries powerful vocals and intricate instrumentation. "I Cried For You" is a stellar example of soul-pop at its finest. Its dazzling vocal performance, embracing arrangement, and emotive lyrics create a listening experience that is both timeless and deeply moving. This track is a testament to the enduring appeal of classic soul influences, reimagined for a contemporary audience with elegance and heartfelt sincerity.

The vocal performance is nothing short of exquisite. Dalis navigates the delicate balance between power and tenderness with impressive finesse. Each line is delivered with a soulful intensity that draws listeners in, making them feel every ounce of heartache and longing expressed in the lyrics. The vocals soar effortlessly, yet know when to pull back, creating an emotional ebb and flow that is both compelling and deeply affecting. The arrangement of "I Cried For You" is also very well-crafted and steeped in sophistication, offering a rich assortment of complimentary sounds that not only enhance the song's emotional impact but also serve as a texturally rich backdrop for the vocals to gracefully dance over.

The bluesy soul piano sets a graceful tone, its warm, resonant chords laying a solid foundation for the track. Complementing this is a lush string section that swells and recedes in legato phrases, enveloping the listener in a cocoon of sound. The inclusion of pizzicato strings adds a charming, almost playful texture, punctuating the song with moments of lightness that further enrich the experience. Expressive brass elements inject bursts of vibrant color into the arrangement, their bold tones providing a striking contrast to the gentle, swaying percussion that anchors the track. The percussion is understated yet effective, gently guiding the rhythm without overshadowing the more emotive elements of the song.

Of course, all these elements are made even more engaging thanks to the accomplished performances that bring them vividly to life. This results in a wonderfully free-flowing piece of music that's full of both charm and heart.

"I Cried For You" is a deeply charming classic soul-pop track and I'm sure fans of the genre will find it to be a worthwhile listening experience.

Andre Avanessian, Radio Airplay


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