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Kevin Kerby / Press

“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. ”

Philip Martin - The Arkansas Democrat Gazette

“The next time you log onto Facebook, do a search for "Make Kevin Kerby the Poet Laureate of Pulaski County," go to the page and "like" it. We may be a small group, about 50 strong, but we know that few other working scribes — certainly no songwriters — have written about the capital county with as much incisive wit and precise color as the wise (assed, usually) bard/barista/baseball fanatic. The fact that a native Texan is being drafted for a position that's been vacated since 1945 could and will draw a round of "boo hisses," but we'd challenge them to take "Beautiful & Bright" for a spin. His latest album, and his first with Battery, his top-notch backing cast, finds its muscle in a series of loosely-wound audio snapshots of Little Rock, wedged somewhere between Paul Westerberg's know-it-all scowl and Jeff Tweedy's ear for pop poeticism.”

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