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“From the catchy and quirky Bacon Blues, to the sweet and sentimental Can’t Wait to Meet You written for his son, to the soulful Still that resounds with a cavernous yearning reminiscent of Pete Yorn, 45 Southbound is just like its creator. Simple in essence, but remarkable in what it has achieved.”
“The Rocks Off 200: Kevin Anthony, 45 Southbound Man”
“Cajun music is alive and well and doing time in South Texas. While you might know Kevin Anthony from his Twin City Playboys days, his latest offering, North Star, is instead steeped in deep traditional country, the likes of which Bakersfield masters might still be heard playing today. There are roots here, and they run deep....”
“Local talent returns to Galveston”
“Kevin Anthony - Galveston to New York and thank God you're back! An interview ”
“Gather ’round, cowboys and cowgirls! Amsterdam Bar & Hall hosts good ol’ boy Kevin Anthony and his crew of rag-tag country and cajun maestros the Twin City Playboys.”
"I would swear this Galveston music wonder was from deep in Cajun country!"
"Anthony’s songs, though original compositions, so evoke the sounds of early country that you’ll find yourself disbelieving they’re not decades old. He’s a real talent, and you don’t want to miss him"
"The songs are more personal than Anthony's previous work with the Playboys, a rotating cast of roots players who capably walk the two-stepper-worn line between country and Cajun dance music.."
"Anthony takes a classic approach: The tunes on Anthony's solo debut, North Star, amble and swagger with the ease of a well-tread country singer playing tunes at a Cajun cookout on a hot summer day.."
“...The Cajun-flecked tunes are nice, but Anthony really hits his stride on the country tunes, especially those that dig deep into countrys' roots. Tunes like You Belong and Texas Skies so richly evoke the sounds of early country music-they hardly seem like new compositions”
“After 15 years of nothern exposure, Anthony still knows where his heart is. "Even though my is here, my soul is in Galveston Bay." he sings. That's the place he first heard the fiddles play.”
“Kevin Anthony, "North Star." Pour yourself a whiskey and take in the latest from this native Texan. It's a fine blend of wistful, wide-Texas-sky country and hints of Cajun heat. Made for enjoying on a bar stool with plenty of jukebox quarters in your pocket”
“The Twin City Playboys are purveyors of fine country and western music. They say on the note that accompanies their CD, that they are continuing to explore the vintage honky tonk sound. A great band to have a beer and tap your toes to...”
"You don't have to be from Texas to play Bob Wills- and Willie Nelson-influenced honky-tonk, but it sure does seem to help in the case of the Twin City Playboys..."
"Close to Cajun country to the east, Tex-Mex to the southwest, and country everywhere else in between, Anthony's roots represent a crossroads of his Gulf Coast upbringing..."