One night several years ago, my friends Paul McKenna and Steve Keefer and I were sitting on a deck playing guitars. Eventually we started playing the blues. As Paul was playing, something struck me as being a little off.
Besides being a good looking, outgoing guy with more musical talent than most of us can even aspire to, Paul is a successful architect and project manager with a beautiful wife (OK, we all three have beautiful wives, but that’s beside the point), a nice home, and two great kids. I had to ask myself, why was Paul playing the blues?
Devilishly handsome and incredibly modest, Kevin Edward Rose is a rare talent in a world of.... Wait a minute. I'm being told that I should have someone else write this bio as I may not be sufficiently objective. OK, hang on.
Combine the grit of Lou Reed with the emotional complexity of Loudon Wainwright III and the intimate conviction of Christy Moore, and the result would sound a lot like Kevin Edward Rose. Kevin's music can bring you to laughter and it can bring you to tears, sometimes both in the same song.
It has been said that there are three types of performers in the world. There are so-so performers, there are pretty good performers, and, maybe once in a generation, a performer comes along with an intensity and a magnetism that can only only make the world a better place. Kevin falls into the second category; he's a pretty good performer.
An award-winning amateur winemaker, Kevin is 47 years old and lives in Richmond, Indiana.