This CD is my first effort as producer. No drum machines. An analog recording (what's analog ?) Very acoustic guitar friendly. You can hear me becoming a "folkie" - blending country blues, jazz, gospel, ragtime, and folk music with my own "pop" insticts. I'm like a city boy in the small town candy store, wondering which gibson guitar to pluck next. Loving life and all its travels from Boston to Austin, Texas and back. Includes the now fan favorites "Krista" and "Ticket To The Sky" and features renown guitarist David Brown (Billy Joel, Simon & Garfunkel) on the pre-John Mayer-ish "Ole Man Driver" and "Dirty Ashes."
"The show-stopping set came from Kevin So of Boston, who could become the first Asian American star...minimalist guitar picking that put the holes back into the music... Well-crafted original balladry and a silky Stevie Wonderish tenor held the audience entranced...The big discovery." -Steve Brooks, Austin Chronicle
"Kevin So is the MOST!" -MARY LOU LORD upon hearing "Individual"
"Stunning...an amazing grasp of songwriting...his voice has a startling quality that immediately gains your attention, and later, your respect...A spirited piece of work. Excellent." -Douglas Sloan, Metronome Magazine
"You really inspired me." -MARTIN SEXTON
"I was taken to another world by his ability to connect with the crowd on an individual basis. The way he pulls the audience (sometimes kicking and screaming) into his music and makes them a part of it is a gift few performers possess...As he began to play, the chatter ceased and all eyes were riveted on the man in the hat...The crowd would not let him leave. They insisted he play more. Kevin had the whole place singing and moving...Catch him if you can." -Dave Cambest, Broward Folk Club News, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
"He's for real... with 150 minutes' worth of original tunes, making a strong bid for some national buzz." -Music-Critic.com
"We had a musician here last night who got great feedback from the crowd. His name is Kevin So. He is technically quite good. A great voice...worked well with the audience... a lot of them signed up for his mailing list and told us how much they enjoyed him. One woman stopped to say he was the best musician we ever had there. He was easy to work with... Two thumbs Way Up."
-Dottie MacKeen, Borders Books and Music