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The Rod Kinny EP

by Rod Kinny

Music with spirit, a fresh, captivating take on modern life, rooted in reality but still offering an optimistic and hopeful message.
Genre: Easy Listening: Mature
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1. One Step Closer
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5:14 $0.99
2. Mood Glow (radio edit)
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4:54 $0.99
3. Topple Every Stone
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4:11 $0.99
4. Voice in the Desert
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5. Part of the Scenery
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5:09 $0.99
6. Mood Glow (full length)
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5:24 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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A longtime musician, Rod Kinny has always had a passion for his craft. Beginning in elementary school with band and choir, to playing bass in local rock bands. After graduating high school, in an urge to escape what he describes as living under his parents' roof, and his hometown of Austin, Minnesota; Rod enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.

In the mid 1980's he found himself stationed in England. Not particularly fond of his G.I. duties, while off duty he would escape base. Most often to the lure of the bright lights of London. For music, art, pubs, and nightclubs. Initially hesitant of some of the British pop charts, he soon came to appreciate the music of Level 42, Peter Gabriel, Scritti Pollitti, and many others.

After leaving the Air Force and taking up digs in Minneapolis, he was playing in bands and doing catering. With frustration beginning to mount, playing bass in rock bands just wasn't perking his creativity. And so, he quit music........

But only to be reborn, but this time as a solo artist. In early 2002 he released his lifelong dream of a solo record. "Seven Dials" was independently produced on a low budget, and found it's way to Internet radio stations around the world. Rod was the winner of an artist's silver award from Radio Gets Wild, an internet radio station in England. Feeling confident as a result of the positive reaction from "Seven Dials" he began to write for a second release.

In late 2003 Rod cut the demos for what would become his second CD. Taking a hard look at his previous effort, he decided to go for it and came to record at Matt Fink's Starvu Studios. Enlisting the help of guitarist Bobby Schnitzer, Noah Levy of the Honeydogs on drums, and Matt Fink formerly of Prince & the Revolution on keyboards. He recorded what was to become the Rod Kinny EP. A slickly produced gem of a disc with fresh, captivating songs such as "One Step Closer", "Voice in the Desert", and "Mood Glow".

As to what will become of these new songs? We wait with baited breath.................


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Laura T Lynch of Kweevak.com

Melodic and merry !
Rod has a glowing, tenor voice that is light and airy like a warm, spring day. His music is acoustic based with classic rock under tones and romantic imagery. Kinny pens lyrics about modern life infused with optimism. Rod's six-track EP is melodic and merry. I enjoyed each song, especially the cheery "One Step Closer" with its subtle, serious commentary. "Mood Glow-full version" starts at a slow pace but builds momentum to the tender hook line. The song blends these two structures in its dreamy songscape. Longtime musician Rod Kinny has potential hits on his latest EP!