This is one fine piece of pure American music – a mixture of country, bluegrass, zydeco with some damned masterful playing and catchy songs.  Kevin Sekhani, a Lafayette, Louisiana native, who’s been a mainstay on the Austin scene for years, serves up a dozen high energy and melodic tunes that you just cannot resist/help smiling while listening.  Which is important – to have a full album lift your spirits is no mean achievement.

Just from the opening cut, which is also the title track, you’re in for a fun ride; upbeat, hopeful and sung with a great deal of gusto; although “Wrong Direction” is built around minor chords, with a “darker sound”, it’s one of those standout tracks that grabs you and makes you listen to it over and over again and “Oilfield Tan” is a fiddle-driven honky-tonk stomper with beefy acoustic guitar.  “Jump Right Back” has a ‘5o’s rockabilly feel and a hell of a guitar solo; “The Higher I Get” is pure Louisiana country, complete with tasty accordion figures and “The Kiss” is a tale of naughtiness and betrayal wrapped in an upbeat musical frame.

It always makes me happy to hear an album by someone I’m not familiar with and become a fan of.  Such is the case with Kevin Sekhani and this fine album.


Day Ain’t Done is available now


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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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