Higher Ground Records/FinerEntertainment recording artist KENNY DAVIN FINE, the world renowned “Physician-Musician on a Mission” whose groundbreaking research helped pioneer the gluten-free movement, is set to release his ninth album, the spiritually infused roots Americana record Son of the Heart on May 20, 2014.
Following in the vein of artists such as Matisyahu and Peter Himmelman, KENNY DAVIN FINE writes lyrics of passion that become the songs which fuel his mission to elevate listeners to a place of spiritual clarity and “goodness.”
“I grew up listening to the music of artists such as Neil Young and the Allman Brothers,” says Kenny. “They instinctively knew that if they wrote and played from their passion that the lyrics and the music would affect listeners. I am inspired by that as a jumping off place, and then I try to take it to the next level by mixing in spiritual understanding with those great tunes. The lyrics come to me in my dreams and sometimes the meaning of them eludes me until months or years later.”
Kenny is a self-described “spiritual journeyman” who discovered his singing voice as a cantor in a synagogue and realized in that moment that he could be the voice which stirs people’s souls.
Songs take the listener on a journey: “Friendship,” which names Young and other fabled artists like Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan directly in the song; to a spiritual shout to the heavens through the lyrics of “Aliyah.” The emphasis track, the Allmans and Dylan inspired “Dreamin’,” is an upbeat tune that encourages the listener to enjoy life and love. “Dreamin’” has been getting attention at country radio over the past two weeks, and is #2 Most Added this week.
Son of the Heart is a wonderful serving of music from a true collaboration of forces: the producer, the musicians, the studio, and Fine himself.
Michael Lloyd is a celebrated producer, who oversaw the blockbuster Dirty Dancing soundtrack, and has over 100 gold and platinum records ranging from standards, pop and rock to country, jazz and gospel, from artists such as Lou Rawls, Frank Sinatra, the Bellamy Brothers, Belinda Carlisle, Hal Ketchum and dozens more.
The players on the record read like a Who’s Who of heavy hitting musicians: Leland Sklar (bass), John Ferraro (drums), Tim Pierce (guitars), John Jorgenson (guitars), Jim Cox (keyboards), Paul Franklin (steel), Jimmy Nichols (accordion), and Ron Jones (sax). They all claim credits for playing with such legendary artists as Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Ringo Starr, B.B. King, Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Hall & Oates, Reba McEntire, Albert Lee, Al Green, and Elton John – just the tip of their collective musical iceberg.
To add to the magic, the songs were recorded in Los Angeles at The Village Studios, famous for its historic affiliations with the Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, the Doors, George Harrison, John Lennon, Dylan and countless others.
“The whole project felt like a giant synchronistic happening! Michael and I both ascribe to the concept of cosmic doors,” says Kenny. “People are more familiar with the saying, ‘When one door closes, another one opens, but through the message of my music I want to convey the idea that when a spiritual door opens, you must immediately jump through it to create huge health, opportunity, love, and anything else that helps the soul grow in this life. Michael (producer, Michael Lloyd) and I both intuitively understand that music as an art form is created through a spiritually creative process. That’s where our bond began. And the record is the proof of that theory.”
Son of the Heart is available on iTUNES and most digital download destinations as of May 20, 2014.
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