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KEVIN SEKHANI | Day Ain’t Done

Day Ain't Done - Hi Res

Produced by Kevin Sekhani with Mark Addison
44 minutes 51 seconds

Kevin Sekhani – vocals, acoustic guitar
Andrew Duplantis (Sun Volt) – bass, vocals
Tim Veillon – resonator guitar, electric guitar, vocals
Ty Hurless – electric guitar, vocals
Jim McGee – electric guitar (track 1)
Michael Lamendola – drums
Mike Naumann – bass (track 1)
Michael Ramos (John Mellencamp, Patty Griffin) – accordion
Warren Hood – fiddle
Blake Simon – mandolin
Tamineh Gueramy – fiddle (track 1)

Lafayette, Louisiana native Kevin Sekhani returned to his roots in 2010 after 20 years playing on the Austin, Texas music scene, determined to release his first solo album and combine the influences of two of the best musical regions in the world. He has succeeded in spades with his 2015 Louisiana Red Hot Records solo debut “Day Ain’t Done.” Equally at home in the dance halls of South Louisiana, or the honky-tonks of the Hill Country, Sekhani’s ode to the concerns of the working man further enhances his reputation as one of the outstanding songwriters in the Deep South with a collection that would even make Hank Williams proud.

1. Day Ain’t Done (Sekhani) 3:29
A South Louisiana trip through the burning sugar cane fields! A rave up for the hard working folks “when the fields of sugar start to burn, you know that the working day ain’t done”

2. Carol Ann (Sekhani, Duplantis, Veillon) 3:31
Story of a young lady that uses the rising hurricane waters as a reason to head north and start over. Beautiful fiddle by Warren Hood giving the song a strong bayou vibe.

3. Jimmy (Sekhani, Duplantis, Veillon) 3:05
This tune would not feel out of place on the Grand Ole Opry stage, a tip of the hat to of Dylan’s early style lyric, a bouncy, cutting track having more to do with information overload.

4. Wrong Direction (Sekhani, Small, Duplantis, Gaspard) 4:43
One of the darker in tone songs from the record spelling out the darker side of current affairs. A plea to come together and work as one.

5. Oilfield Tan (Sekhani) (3:51)
Modern day folk music!! Written about and for the hard working people working in the oilfield business, Kevin writes about friends and family who have devoted their lives on and offshore. Raise a glass and tip of the hat to these hard workers.

6. Jump Right Back (Sekhani, Willis, Duplantis) 2:47
A little jump and strut type of tune about jumping right back into the same mess over and over again. The guitar solo in this song is one of Kevin’s favorites by Tim Veillon EVER!

7. Ballad of a Lonely Clown (Sekhani) 4:07
A country tune about so many of the lonely clowns that we encounter in life. Things on the inside are not always how they are portrayed on the outside.

8. The Higher I Get (Sekhani, Willis, Duplantis) 3:11
Chemicals, love, money… The more in one’s life is not always a cure for the lows that one can encounter! The perfect recipe for a classic country tune with a nice helping of twangy telecaster on the side thanks to guitarist Tim Veillon.

9. Walk Away From Me (Sekhani, Hurless) 4:12
Starting with a strong organic sound of Resonator guitar this is a twisted tale of love gone wrong with the pleading request for a lover to make the first move and dissolve the union. The tune is dressed up with three part vocal harmonies

10. Burial Ground (Sekhani, B.Carter, R. Carter, Duplantis, Small) 3:44
Co-written with legendary songwriter Bill Carter (Stevie Ray Vaughn, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Palmer) at Bill’s suggestion Kevin wrote about early memories that shaped his desire to embrace his roots while feeding his hunger to travel and plant new ones. The song captures a “rolling stone gathers no moss” aspect prompting the songs character to evolve as his surroundings stay the same. With a traveling train drum beat it holds a bluegrass style with fantastic three part vocal harmonies.

11. The Kiss (Sekhani, Duplantis, Veillon) 3:09
A jaunty tune about the pearls on an infidel

12. Sumner Street (Sekhani, R. Carter, Duplantis) 3:28
Closing track on the album has Kevin reflecting about the streets and nostalgic taste in the air of a youthful upbringing. “Just beyond Sumner Street, there’s a memory carved way too deep.” An uplifting way to close the record.

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