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Kevn Kinney and The Golden Palominos

Kevn Kinney and The Golden Palominos Brittny Smith

Drivin N Cryin's Kevn Kinney and The Golden Palominos' Anton Fier combine the country twang tendencies of their respective alternative rock bands for an album that's aptly named-- "A Good Country Mile."

While Drivin N Cryin was known for grungy southern rock, The Golden Palominos made a name for themselves crafting experimental pop rock in the vein of the Eurythmics and Everything But The Girl.  Yet both bands overlapped in their application of gritty 70's country texture to their music.  Through the 80's rock scene, Kinney and Fier became friends and collaborators, appearing on each other's albums in the late 80's and 90's.  Now, over two decades later, the two continue to share ideas. 

While collaboration between Kinney and Fier comes as no surprise, the sound of "A Good Country Mile," is unexpected, especially for Fier.  It is a heavy, robust country album.  With the addictive melodic quality of the Golden Palominos and the husky, southern vocals of Kevn Kinney, the album rocks and rolls with steel petal guitar, harmonica and covers of country classics like Seven Mary Three's "Southwestern State."  Hear tracks from "Good Country Mile" on today's episode of World Cafe.


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Recent Release: A Good Country Mile   
Release Date: February 21, 2012
Label: Almost Loaded Records
Band Origin: New York, New York