Kevin McCollough

Kevin McCollough

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Living in the heart of Austin, Kevin is one of the best kept secrets in Texas Music today. With an all-star band, Kevin's shows prove to be a whirlwind of exquisite musicianship and a platform for straight to the heart, emotion packed lyrics.

Biography

"Kevin McCollough is a guitar troubadour and a musician's musician." Living in the heart of Austin, Kevin is one of the best kept secrets in Roots music today. With an all-star band, Kevin's shows prove to be a whirlwind of exquisite musicianship. Not to mention, his straight to the heart emotion- packed lyrics. Kevin received much acclaim in 2003 for his debut record: "MILK ICE MEAT FOOD BEER", which is still climbing the charts in the UK. This record birthed the top 10 most downloaded song on iTunes-UK: "Anorexic Beauty Queen". Kevin's newest record: "Heart Broke Inn" is the record his fans have been waiting for, "this glimpse into a relationship gone bad and his road to recovery is an instant masterpiece. Ryan Adams would be proud." This is one of those albums that will be a staple in everyone's record collection like: Wilco's: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot."

Lyrics

Austin City Limits Tonight

Written By: Jon Oliver and Kevin McCollough

Put on your boots frat boy
And your tie dye t-shirt hippie guy
It's Friday night in Austin, Texas
And we're all feelin' alright
You can go down to the Broken Spoke and see Jimmie Dale Gilmore play
Or you can hang out at the Pub or the Continental Club
And drink your tears away

Cause it's Austin City Limits
It's Austin city lights
Dancing down on 6th street
In the middle of the night
It's the capital building and the tex-mex cuisine
A quarter in the jukebox plays Robert Earl Keen
It's Austin City Limits Tonight

I just drove in from Houston and
It almost did me in
Now I'm on the banks of the Colorado
Waiting for some live music to begin
My girl's comin' in from Dallas
She's gonna meet me here
So I order up a Shiner, No,
Make it a Lone Star Beer
Well, I hear they've got a band
And I hear they play it rough
Some of them are covers
And some are just they're own stuff
So fire up the amps and play that steel guitar
Hop back in the truck and it's on to the next bar

Cause it's Austin City Limits
Austin city lights
Gettin' arrested down on 6th street
In the middle of the night
It's the capital building and the tex-mex cuisine
A quarter in the jukebox plays Robert Earl Keen
It's Austin City Limits Tonight

It's Austin City Limits
Austin city lights
Fishin' On Lake Travis
Till the big ones start to bite
It's the capital building and
The chicken fried steak
Wathin' the longhorns make another mistake, oh NO!
It's Austin City Limits tonight

It's hot August nights
And keepin' Austin weird
Lance Armstrong's bike
And Willie Nelson's beard
It's a cold margarita when it's a hundred and ten
It's wakin' up at noon
And doin' it all again

Cause it's Austin City Limits
Austin city lights
Hemp bumper stickers
And parades for gay rights
It's the capital building and the tex-mex cuisine
Or takin' a chilly dip down at the Barton Springs
It's Austin City Limits Tonight

Discography

MILK ICE MEAT FOOD BEER, 2003;
Radio Airplay Includes: "Free" And "Around The Sun".

LIVE AT 89.1 KEOS, 2004

Heart Broke Inn, 2007

Set List

Our typical setlist is a hodge-podge of country, rock, and folk based songs. Our setlists vary in length and substance depending on the venue or show. Our cover songs are few but we make the extra effort to put our own spin on each particular song.

Typical Setlist:
Austin City Limits Tonight
Head In The Clouds
Forgotten Hero Blues
Too Late
Around The Sun
Involuntary
1st And Repair (Monte Montgomery cover)
Too Much Time
The Devil's Backbone
What's It To Ya?
Anorexic Beauty Queen
Someday (Steve Earle cover)
Is Love Gonna Pass You By?
St. Tom's Doubts
Metal And Steel (Bob Schneider cover)
Free