Kevin McCluskey is a musician with a new CD out called "Trust". His label, WaterBoat Music just inked a national distribution deal with Goldenrod with a focus on Borders Books & Music. All profits from the sale of "Trust" will be donated to charities such as the Sierra Club.
The new CD features Paula Cole guitarist Kevin Barry, bassist Michael Rivard of the Story and folk luminaries The Burns Sisters. Billboard Magazine calls McCluskey's work "wonderfully soulful...between John Fogarty and John Gorka..."
His first CD, "This Distant Light", was nominated for a Boston Music Award and featured Mary-Chapin Carpenter guitarist Duke Levine, Catie Curtis and Ellis Paul.
Quotes About Kevin McCluskey
...keenly observed, intelligently crafted songwriting...an original...
Ken Capobianco/Billboard Magazine
Acoustic rocker Kevin McCluskey performs admirably and is a quality singer-songwriter.
Steve Morse/The Boston Globe
...wonderfully soulful...between John Fogerty and John Gorka...this is tasty stuff...
Larry Flick/Billboard Magazine
Kevin, thanks for the CD...it's really enjoyable.
Bruce Cockburn/True North Records
...funky stuff, reminiscent of Ry Cooder and Nick Lowe.
T-Bone Wolk/former bassist/Saturday Night Live
Kevin draws you in with the melody, then grabs your heart with emotional, gutsy lyrics.
Catie Curtis/Hear Music
...echoes of Bruce Springsteen and Warren Zevon - I love it!
If the acoustic music scene had more of Kevin's fiery edge, we'd shake that campfire kumbaya thing in a heartbeat.
Vance Gilbert/Rounder Records
Kevin's music, like him, is lively and entertaining. He possesses a wealth of musical knowledge - I hear everybody from Elvis Costello to the Velvet Underground. Great melodies!
Ellis Paul/Rounder Records