Kenneth J Nash has never done things the easy way, but his courage to confront the darker moments of his past has led him to spending his years on the music scene carving out a thriving repertoire of haunting music that stirs the heart and spears the soul. With a knack for blending his smooth, emotive voice with a lyrical prowess heavily influenced by his time spent on the road as a musician and DJ that threw his personal life into turmoil, his music resonates as a poignant story of a man who’s been to hell and back more times than he can remember, but has come out the other side stronger. Drawing on his influences (Cohen, Waits, Cash, Reed & Cave), his deftly dramatic songs of love, loss, regret and renewal – not to mention addiction – bring this artist’s dark journey vividly to life. His passion for instrumentation is behind his absorbing production; guitar, mandolin, Irish whistle, cello and double bass combine to give his output a delightful folksy sound. He has written and released five LPs under his own name (In the company of ghosts, Under a gypsy moon, We all belong, The brewer & the dealer & The fall of Eden), and makes regular appearances at festivals, folk clubs and acoustic showcases throughout the UK. His songs have received radio play, been featured in the press and released on popular podcasts worldwide, while Independent Music News twice picked him as one of their ‘artists to watch’. With his intuitive gift for self-reflection and humble view of the world woven into a stream of beautiful melodies, the music of Kenneth J Nash is a warm, sophisticated pleasure. “For anyone who has turned to music to comfort themselves, silence a fear, escape from the pain or just to feed their soul, Kenneth J. Nash delivers the best medicine” – Music Junkie PressSave
Sounds Like: Townes Van Zandt, Lou Reed, Nick Drake, Tim Hardin, Tom Waits
Label: old hotel records
Bio: Kenneth J Nash is a veteran of the music scene, years spent on the road as a musician and DJ has taken its toll on his personal life, and provided the impetus and material for his songs.
He draws on his influences (Cohen, Waits, Cash, Reed, Hardin & Cave) to write songs that capture the darker ...See Full Bio
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