Kevin Burt & Big Medicine – Thank You Brother Bill: A Tribute to Bill Withers
Written by Edward F. Nesta   
Kevin Burt &  Big Medicine - Thank You Brother Bill: A Tribute To Bill Withers
The release Kevin Burt & Big Medicine - Thank You Brother Bill: A Tribute to Bill Withers is a tribute to the singer, storyteller, writer, and legend Bill Withers. To tackle a project of this magnitude takes a focus beyond music, it requires an understanding  and the ability to capture the purpose that Bill Withers embodied in his music when written and performed. Keving mastered this tribute to Bill Withers and showed an unmatched level of respect for the legend; a must-experience release. 

 

Kevin Burt & Big Medicine – Thank You Brother Bill: A Tribute to Bill Withers

Kevin Burt & Big Medicine - Thank You, Brother Bill: A Tribute to Bill Withers 

Thank You Brother Bill: A Tribute to Bill Withers  - Who Is He (and What Is He To You)?,  Kissing My Love, World Keeps Going Round and Round, Just The Two of Us, I'm Her Daddy, Ain't No Sunshine, Lean On Me, Let Us Love, Another Day To Run, Grandma's  Hands, The Same Love That Made Me Laugh, Hope She'll Be Happier, Thank You Brother Bill 

Personnel: Kevin Burt: Guitar, Harmonica, Lead Vocals; Scot Sutherland: Bass; Ken Valdez: Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals: Eric Douglas: Drums/Percussion 

Kevin Burt & Big Medicine - Thank You Brother Bill was engineered by Richard Shultz and Jon Limmer, recorded at The Sound Box Recording Studio, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and released on the Gulf Coast Records label. This is Kevin Burts second release on the Gulf Coast Records label. 

The release is a tribute to the music of Bill Withers, a music legend who had a major influence on Kevin Burt and as Kevin expounds, "Listening to Bill Withers tell a story or sing a song for me is one and the same. It Instantly attaches itself to my soul." The challenge of paying tribute by covering the songs of a three-time Grammy Award Winner and a music legend is a daunting task, but Kevin's interpretations allowed the story to still shine while the music rang true to its original heartfelt structure. 

The opening track, Who Is He (and What Is He To You)? has a more Bluesy flavor than the original but Kevin's vocals are right on and at times his vocals sound like Bill Withers singing. Keeping with a bend to the Blues is the cover of the track Kissing My Love that features a punchy baseline and Kevin's extraordinary harmonica. 

The track World Keeps Going Round and Round holds to the tempo and original format and is accented by Kevin's Bluesy vocals and sassy guitar work. The classic track Just the Two of Us is a poignant cover with a beautiful harmonica entry moving to Kevin's emotional vocals creating that familiar "tug at the heart" feeling I have every time I hear this classic track. 

Leaning on the Blues elements is the track I'm Her Daddy that is a special cover with Kevin's guitar work and his moving vocals. The classic track Ain't No Sunshine is layered with fancy guitar segments to open the track that fronts Kevins' touching rendition of this gut-wrenching song. The emotionally filled track Lean On Me features a solid bassline that accentuates the heartwarming feeling of this track and complements Kevin's vocal interpretation. 

Other Bill Wither memorable tracks are Let Us Love, Another Day To Run, Grandma's Hands, The Same Love That Made Me Laugh and Hope She'll Be Happier all of which are covered by Kevin with a feeling of respect and reverence to a legend that not only does justice but allows the music to recapture the feeling each song had the first time they were heard. 

Websites where you can procure Kevin Burt & Big Medicine - Thank You Brother Bill: A Tribute to Bill Withers:  Gulf Coast Records, Amazon, Proper Music, Rough Trade, and ebay. 

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