Kill These Blues reached the Top 30 on the Roots~Rock chart (Roots Music Report). Cool Baby was the #1 song on the legendary Cashbox Magazine chart for two straight months (December 2008 through January 2009) and, as of April 2009, has been on the Top 5 of that chart for the past 5 months straight. In addition, Cool Baby has been a Top 20 hit on Cashbox's Beach chart.
With the first powerful note of Kill These Blues -- the first full-length release from Kolvane, the founder of the West Coast Indie Blues band Rose City Kings -- you know you are in good hands. Kolvane’s vocals captivate the listener with the propulsive force of a street corner preacher. Kolvane, well known for his stinging guitar work, heartfelt lyrics and toe-tapping melodies, manages to deliver the best aspects of true Blues and Indie Rock wonderfully woven together on this record.
Featuring stories ranging from love to betrayal, Kill These Blues takes the listener on a musical journey. Whether celebrating the return of hot summer days, confessing his undying love or delivering a danceable ode to the urban superwoman, this journey is compelling. The record also includes the funk romp Cards written and sung by KOLVANE keyboardist Steve Kerin. These tracks will rock your personal playlist.
Kill These Blues rebels against being compactly fit into any particular genre and embodies the soul of this Independent artist. Kolvane hones and refines each song providing just the right balance rather than bowing to convention. While maintaining a healthy respecting for the past, Kolvane embraces the future drawing new fans to his uniquely American experience.
On this record, Kolvane is joined by a talented backing band: Louisiana native Steve Kerin on piano, L.A. native Thom Sullivan on drums and Hershel Yatovitz, a member of Chris Isaak’s band, on bass.