Michael Kendrick & The Blue Eyed Sons
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Michael Kendrick & The Blue Eyed Sons

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"Mike Kendrick & Blue Eyed Sons offer true Americana"

Sometimes a person craves synthesizers, tape loops and DJs. Other times, all you want is clean, open-hearted Missouri style.

At ten o’clock, Michael Kendrick and the Blue Eyed Sons took stage at the Blue Fugue downtown. Singing about love, travelin’ and “Wrecking Like a Train”, these men offered Columbians a chance to hear some true Midwest music Friday night.

Particularly pleasing were the men’s modest yet distinct guitar chords and the occasional use of harmonica. But only where needed.

Mike Kendrick and the Blue Eyed Sons–made up of John Dalton, Matt Zufall and Joe Ellison–are Missourians to the core. Generally playing in either St. Louis or Columbia, the men draw likenesses to Bob Dylan, Jeff Tweedy–and, in my opinion, even a little John Denver.

Needless to say, the crowd swayed and sang to their tastefully “real” tunes as lead singer, Kendrick drew his band into some true folksy harmonies.

These men were more than a great segway into Company of Thieves, which played directly afterwards. Think: crowd-pleaser, but far from the easy-way-out.
- Katie Davis (ColumbiaMoScene)


"Wrecking Like a Train" (Demo)
"Bury My Crime" (Demo)
"Boxcar Jones" (Demo)



Michael Kendrick & The Blue Eyed Sons are a quickly-growing four piece band out of the Midwest. Splitting time between St. Louis and Columbia, the four have made substantial sacrifices to get the band up and running and it finally is. Michael Kendrick, Matt Zufall, John Dalton, and Joe Ellison combine elements from many types of American music and have developed a sturdy batch of songs that aim to intrigue audiences both lyrically and melodically. The band offers a blend of driving toe tappers, harmonized folk tunes, and old time rock n roll. Influenced heavily by the likes of Bob Dylan, Josh Ritter, and Ryan Adams, the group takes a great deal of pride in their songs. And with a promising upcoming schedule, opening for some of the best bands in the Midwest, Michael Kendrick and the Blue Eyed Sons hope good things are to come.