Keven's Artist Blog
Daisy and Violet Hilton – SIAMESE TWINS – Born in 1908 in Brighton, UK. SOLD AT BIRTH and displayed in CARNIVAL sideshows by their legal guardian. Daisy and Violet Hilton HAD NO RIGHTS!! The beautiful Siamese twins became the biggest STARS of VAUDEVILLE, earning bags of money that they NEVER saw! In 1936 they sued for their FREEDOM – and WON! Daisy and Violet Hilton starred in “Freaks” and "Chained for Life." BOUND BY FLESH is the REAL, UNTOLD story of DAISY AND VIOLET HILTON.
“Bound By Flesh” a film by Leslie Zemeckis (director of "Behind the Burly Q") .
Also check out Zemeckis's "Behind the Burly Q" on
Robin Brennan's CD, I'll be home for Christmas, has a special mission: to help disabled vets and their families by raising awareness and funds.
20% of the CD proceeds go to benefit disabled vets and their families. See Robin's artist page for the whole story and to hear songs from the CD.
"I'll be home for Christmas" may be purchased at the f.Boo online store.
Red Oak Duo, f.Boo artists Adam Benjamin and Storm Nilson, have teamed up with their new duo project "Red Oak." Their self-titled debut album was released in July and the duo hit the road for their West Coast CD release tour.
Red Oak is a natural synthesis of jazz and country... a sophisticated jazz vibe intertwines with the pastoral sounds of country and folk to create a unique and evocative portrait of modern-day America.
These two acclaimed composers and improvisors, whose relationship dates back to their days as students at the California Institute of the Arts, have crafted a unique duo act. Reminiscent of Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny and Keith Jarrett, the landscapes of America are painted in stark detail on their debut album. Check out Red Oak Duo on their f.Boo artist page and at redoakduo.wordpress.com.
Storm Nilson's debut album "Home" is a collection of standards and an original song written by Nilson, played on acoustic guitar.
"Home" tells a story about American music, mixing adventure with a yearning for the familiar. In Nilson's words, "The fusion between jazz and rural-based music is not only beautiful, but naturally blends my feelings about my own geographical past with a musical journey across the continent.” Check out Storm on his f.Boo artist page and at stormnilson.com.
Los Feliz is a collaboration reaching from Los Angeles to Bogata, Colombia. Defying the "borders" - we can't wait to reveal what's going to be quite the splash!
Keven Brennan's own "Stand in the Light" album is
getting great reviews. See his page
for words from Mr. H of Zeitgeist.
"One day while practicing the guitar, a chord progression and melody came to me much faster and easier than normal. I started to write lyrics, but before I got pen to paper I got a strong feeling that I should wait.
A few weeks later I was asked to take on a counselor role in the Young Women organization..." [more of the story]
The f.Boo team has been working around the clock putting together a special video series for f.Boo artist Scott Cowie's "The Talk Music Podcast."
This dynamic duo - Adam Benjamin on keys and Jason Harnell on drums - will astound you with their super-hero-musical talent. [more]
Janeen Leah's new EP "Right in Front of Me" is steeped in haunting, melodic rock and heart in the fight.
Produced by Keven Brennan, get a glimpse behind the scenes of track 6 "Let this Love Die" in the before and after tracks: Artist page and purchase it at CDBaby.com.
Cover photo by Paola Ibern
f.Boo welcomes newly signed duo GO SHLOMO to the label. GO SHLOMO is Adam Benjamin on piano/keyboards and Jason Harnell on drums/percussion. In the studio now with producer Keven Brennan, they've started recording for their first f.Boo release. Check out a live clip below.
"..."Monk's Mardi Gras," a slab of low-slung funk fueled by Orgone's rhythm section, with Dr. John on piano..." [Read more...] ( Philip Booth for Relix, April/May 2012 Issue)
"...Boudreaux takes the music light years from what he and his "gang" were laying down at the H&R Bar... Like a West African djali or griot, Boudreaux is a musician, poet, storyteller, historian, preacher, and teacher, and what he imparts on Won't Bow Down is very much the story of his life..." [Read more...] (Robert H. Cataliotti for Living Blues, April 2012 Issue)
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Listen to "Winter in Madrid" and check out the music videos for "Winter in Madrid" and "Not Dead Yet" below. You'll see Keven Brennan on Sax and Brandon Burns on Trombone in "Not Dead Yet".
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Reverand Goat Carson's new CD "Jamestown to Jonestown," produced by Keven Brennan, released on October 20th, 2011 in New York City at the Gershwin Hotel. The release show was paired with "Three Carsons out of Texas" which brought the three Carson brothers (Rev. Goat, Neke Carson and L.M. Kit Carson) together for the first time in years.
Below is Rev. Goat and Keven in the studio with Dr. John laying down piano on Goat's spoken word album. Goat's lyrics and delivery are animated, moving, and shocking.
Photograph by Jerry Moran
We contiue to celebrate the release of Big Chief Monk Boudreaux's "Won't Bow Down."
The New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian phenomenon is part music, part
heritage, part ancestry, part revelry, part fashion, and oft misunderstood.
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux is one of the most famous and enduring leaders
of that culture and head of the Golden Eagle Mardi Gras Indian tribe.
"Won’t Bow Down" is guided by Monk’s adventurous spirit and love for varied musical styles. Originally released as a single, but now on the album, “Monk’s Mardi Gras” features the rhythm section of Orgone with Dr. John on piano, and takes us through Monk’s history as an Indian, from childhood to Big Chief. “Footsteps” is “the best song about cooking I’ve ever heard,” says Monk’s producer, Keven Brennan. “I was sitting in his kitchen while Monk was cooking, and he was telling me how he’s been preparing game like raccoon and gator since he was a kid, “taking it home and cooking it for my mother and family.”
Chief Monk info...]
Big Chief Monk,
(left to right)