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New Website

On the occasion of my birthday this year, the intrepid Gunn Kristin Haugen (she’s the one with the Jarritos) redesigned the website which she had made for me back in 2010. I really cannot thank her enough for rejuvinating my internet presence.

I wish you enjoyment as you kick the tires of this spanking new content platform, and promise to update regularly.

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Grammy Nomination

Andy Thompson, co-producer of Pre-Existing Condition, was nominated for a Grammy for his mixing/engineering work on Taylor Swift’s album Red. Although it didn’t win for album of the year, the nomination speaks volumes to the quality of work Andy does, and confirms his place as among the very best at what he does. Congratulations, Andy!

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NRK

Kevin was asked to write for NRK – Norway’s equivalent of the BBC – on the differences between the US and Norwegian health care systems. Apparently he struck a nerve. That piece has now been shared on Facebook over 35,000 times, more than any other piece in the history of NRK’s social media use.

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About me

Music is my first memory: 2 ½ years old at the organ, playing harmony notes over my Mom’s piano renditions of show tunes and hymns. If a note didn’t sound right, I’d fiddle around with it until it did. That remains to this day my idea for harmony: mess around until goosebumps happen.

In high school, I loved Keats, Wordsworth, Blake, and other great lyric writers like Shakespeare and Dickinson. I was especially taken by the idea of art outliving the individuals who create it. I wrote my first songs as English class projects, and when I played them for my classmates, I knew I had found a very fun thing to do for the rest of my life. For high school graduation I was given a guitar, and with it I began to write what would eventually become my first album.

For the next decade I earned my living singing harmonies, arranging songs and driving across the country in a beaten, old Ford van. My voice developed, I became comfortable on stage and I learned how to sleep in the most awkward of positions.

In 2011, I released my first full-length album, Pre-Existing Condition, featuring many inspiring players from Minneapolis’ vibrant music scene. In 2012, my wife and I moved to Norway, and I took a couple years off from full time music to get a graduate degree in English literature.

Since then I’ve begun slowly making my way in the Norwegian music scene, playing/singing with a few different bands while I work on new material for my solo project. I’m still no Emily Dickinson, certainly no Shakespeare. But I hope, as I continue to work on the beautiful and infuriating craft of songwriting, that some of my thoughts and dreams and loves will outlive me through my music. Who knows, maybe years from now a 2-year-old might be fiddling around to find the perfect harmonies to go with my songs.

For booking or any other information, feel free to get in touch!

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