“Some people will probably take it wrong, but central Arkansas folk-rock icon Kevin Kerby is a minor leaguer. That's not meant as an insult. Every AA player could play in the major leagues tomorrow; it's only luck or politics or the tyranny of numbers that keeps them from doing so. Kerby's a pro and his honest, solid songwriting is so heartening and refreshing that we wish reviews like this matter - "something obvious and bright, that's what we need."
Unfortunately minor-league critics for minor-league newspapers in minor-league towns don't break artists, but that's no reason to hate on real talent, or to wonder, in that peculiar Arkansas way, if he's so good how come he's here? I don't know either - kid's got tools and he can play.