John David Kent :
"Singer-songwriter Kent and his hearty band of musicians proudly stitch an organic blend of Americana country and Southern rock with commercial sheen and plenty of sing-along appeal on "My Girl," the band's debut single. It's one of those songs that that immediately feel like a hit. Kent and his four musical buddies sport the look and sound of real men jamming at a local honkey-tonk. These aren't super-toned male models groomed into a singing career." - Mario Tarradell, Dallas Morning News
In just a short time, John David Kent has made a big impression. With rich three-part harmonies and fresh twists on sounds that channel a mix of Waylon Jennings and Creedance Clearwater Revival, John David Kent's songs instantly feel both unique and familiar. Their song, “My Girl,” garnered immediate attention after the video became the “Pick of the Week” recently on CMT.com and was added to CMT’s Pure Country rotation. Due to the success of the video, the single has recently shipped to radio.
While the band’s budding success is impressive on its own, Kent himself has a notable and vast musical history. Signed to Mercury Records by age sixteen, Kent began touring with “Radish,” the rock band he formed with childhood friend and now well-known artist, Ben Kweller. Soon after came recording and touring with the Lemonheads, a national tour with My Morning Jacket and various other acts, as well as appearances on Letterman and Conan. Kent has toured Japan, opened for major bands like Kings of Leon and Incubus, shared the stage with acts like Metallica and Snoop Dogg and done a Lollapalooza tour with Korn and Tool—all with an air of humility and gratitude.
Kent’s decision to take his music into the direction more rooted in country was an organic one. As a young child, Kent’s parents introduced him to a diverse array of music. He started playing drums at the age of 4 and he vividly remembers being drawn to the earthy stylings of musicians like John Denver, Willie Nelson and the Eagles. “When I came off the road with Ben Kweller and settled down with my family back in Texas, a lot of the songs I was writing were subconsciously coming out with a southern flavor,” says Kent. “I like taking the elements of traditional rock and country and blurring the lines. It’s a very natural evolution for me.”
John David Kent's self-titled debut album drops May 17, 2011.
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