Kevin Sekhani, a native of Lafayette, Louisiana, who's worked as the front man for such diverse bands as Radio Thieves, Two Minute Sinatra and Parade for the better part of two decades, recently released his first solo album. Sumner Street is a 13-song tribute to Kevin's Louisiana heritage, with an exuberant spirit and affection for southern sounds and South Louisiana traditions.
Joining Kevin in the studio for the Sumner Street sessions is a host of Louisiana musicians, including Andrew Duplantis (Son Volt, Jon Dee Graham) and Blake Simon (Mike Dean Band and local troubadour Drew Landry). Rounding out the lineup are seasoned musicians and friends Michael Ramos (John Mellencamp, Patty Griffin, Los Lonely Boys) and Warren Hood (The Waybacks, Warren Hood & The Hoodlums). Evocative songs such as "Carol Ann" and "Oilfield Tan" (a nod to the Louisiana oilfield worker) are dripping with moss, delivering you right to the levee at Henderson Swamp, while "Ballad of a Lonely Clown" and "Jimmy" would feel at home on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Sumner Street earned a ballot spot for nomination in the 2009 GRAMMY® Best Americana Album category alongside the likes of Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, Wilco, Willie Nelson, and other notable artists.