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Kevin Morby: 2017

Kevin Morby and band at WFUV

Kevin Morby and band at WFUV (photo by Brian Gallagher)



We all know what country music is. But what is city music? Of course, just like country music, city music can mean many different things. For Kevin Morby, three cities influenced the songs on his latest album: his hometown of Kansas City, his adopted home of New York, and his current city of residence, Los Angeles.

Appropriately titled City Music, this fourth collection by Kevin is in some ways a companion to his 2016 album, Singing Saw. In Kevin’s return to Studio A, he explained how the albums connect, and he also told us about the cities and music that inspired him, as well as the tour that led to him recording in California’s Stinson Beach. And of course, we were treated to the live experience of a couple of new songs, just as they were recorded for the album.

[recorded: 5/25/17]