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Kevin Kittleson / Blog

Pilgrim Souls

Howdy, folks! I'm currently working on some songs for an upcoming CD with my talented friend from Germany. You can hear her on Keso's new ITunes release on "Deeper'. She is featured as Nawel B. Check her out!

Pilgrim Souls will be a concept album based on a Yeats poem. One of the tracks I've been playing with is called "My Name Is Death". Although what I have is a demo version, I was compelled to share it with those who take time to listen.

"Nawel", as she is called on the KESO album, thought it would be an interesting idea if we could do some songs together written from the point of view of a character. I took it a step further and chose some archetypes that I felt embodied the cycle of life. Thus began the birth of Pilgrim Souls.

The music will be difficult to create, however through the magic of technology, a guy from Minnesota can record with the most talented undiscovered female vocalist Bamberg, Germany has. If there is any hope left in the world, the combination of our chemistry and creativity will come to fruition.

As a bit of a teaser,I offer an experiment from favorite CW show "Supernatural". This scene begged for this song.


Avant Garden Again

Had a nice time playing at Avant Garden last night. The place was packed and the coffee was great. I look forward to playing there again. In two weeks, they're going to record some of the performances, so I'd like to be there for that night! March 29th, 2012!

Live At Avante Garden

Last summer I played at Avante Garden in Anoka on Thursday nights. There's a lot of good local talent in a quaint atmosphere that feels like a big kitchen.

When John sent me the video, he said the sound was bad. The mic picked up people doing their normal business, the whirr of the espresso machine, and the sound of a cash register opening was evident. I tried my best to isolate the outside noise to bring out the performance.

The next few months will be busy. I hope you all get a chance to check out the new video I posted - Working Class Hero. John Lennon was an inspiration to me, despite his faults.


Life's A Ride

I didn't say it, comedian Bill Hicks did. He said, "Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off.

The eyes of love instead see all of us as one."

Yet there's always a struggle.