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“Steven Kacsmar opened up the showcase with a short set of his songs solo acoustic. Kevin Barnard closed out the night with a wonderful set of music, featuring a guest singer and poet on two of his songs. It was a full house at Velo Rouge and the showcase ended with a fun jam with Steven and Kevin.”
"Kevin Barnard's music embraces and caresses, like the perfect frame for a beautiful portrait - its patina is gorgeous and soothing, while each nuance and gesture holds specific import and the feeling one derives from these lush and textured sounds is an offering of solace at some unseen altar as incense drifts past our meditations. Listening to it, we are both comforted and blessed, our souls seeking their own crescendo with every note and descending softly like a feather on the wind as the individual song ends and the next begins. Kevin's artistry is unmistakable - it does not overwhelm the words, it enhances them. It creates a wondrous ambience, laying a finely-woven tapestry of chords and emphasis where it belongs and retreating into the shadows when it deems necessary in order for the light to take center stage."