The Rose of the Streets (Artist Remix)

by Kevin Wayne

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released December 12, 2014


Backing Tracks Recorded at Opal Studios in Portland, OR - a venue that has worked on recent releases by Scorpions & Animotion.

Finishing Parts recorded at Perigee Studios, Unltd.

Mixdown by Kevin Wayne.

Mastering by TJ Habibi.

A voice that recalls Springsteen, Richard Thompson, Elvis Costello - Kevin Wayne sings of the streets from his own unique perspective. A perspective that grew from the days of being part of a Church that reached out to the Homeless, to when he became Homeless himself. This album was actually begun around 2001, then shelved for a time, during which Kevin wrote more songs and eventually released his "homemade" album No Use In Cryin' (also available on CD Baby.)

The basic tracks.were recorded at Opal Studios in Portland, OR - a venue that has worked on recent releases by Scorpions & Animotion. The album was finished at Kevin's private operation, Perigee Studios, Unltd. The music here brims with the influence of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, The Kinks, Larry Norman, Bob Dylan.

American Gospel/Blues artist Darrell Mansfield lends his harmonica talents on "This Ain't Wall Street." Darrell has recorded more than 30 albums of his own in addition to working with such illuminates ans Van Halen, Bon Jovi, The Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Rick Derringer & Billy Idol.

All songs were written by Kevin Wayne, except the Civil War era classic "Follow The Drinking Gourd," a traditional tune that was inspired by the Underground Railroad operation to free the slaves.

Album cover photography: Doug Luckey.

SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO: LeJaz and Barking At The Aunts. Look for both these fine gentleman's music on Bandcamp! For the hours of putting up with my questions, rantings, ravings & being my unpaid consultants. Without whom, this album probably would have been made anyway, but who likes doing things by yourself?


Kevin Wayne: Lead Vox, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar solo on "A Part Of You" and "Beatitudes," Guitar Harmonics on “Faith.” Electric Rhythm Guitar on "Street Corner Rock Star." Harmonica on “Faith,” "Hello (I'd To Be Your Friend,)" "Live For Today," "Follow The Drinking Gourd," and "The Rose of The Streets."

Darrell Mansfield: Harmonica on "This Ain't Wall Street"

Debbie Day: Intro, Background vox on "Beatitudes." BGV on "Live For Today."

Rainee Perdue: Background vox on "Beatitudes."

Emily Imes: Background vox on "Beatitudes."

Troy Botel of Useless 'N' Pointless: Git Solo on "Street Corner Rock Star"

LeJaz: Tambourine loop on "A Part Of You" & "Faith." BGV Edits on "Beatitudes."

Barking At The Aunts: Live Tambourine on "A Part Of You" & "Faith."

Nigel Cuff: Tambourine & Shaker on "Follow The Drinking Gourd," Tambourine on "The Rose of The Streets."

Ken Brewer: Organ on "Live For Today."

Kevin Hahn, owner of Opal Studios: Bass, Electric Rhythm Guitars. Backing vox on "Hello," "Follow The Drinking Gourd," and "Street Corner Rock Star."

Thom Sullivan: Classic Rock style Drums.



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Track Name: Live For Today
Aint no man who knows when his coming is due
some preacher say one thing, some preacher say two
well have our ideas an we all have our plans
based upon notions & opinions of man
but with hands to the plow, we commit to the now

Hallelujah Live for today

They asked of the master please tell us when
You'll restore the temple & come back again
Jesus said children its not for you to know
the unfolding of seasons & the way times shall go
but you shall receive power to be my witness this hour

Hallelujah Live for today

Mine eyes have seen the coming of the kingdom of God
he's leading for the builders with this staff and his rod
he's guiding for the soldiers in the path of peace
to proclaim to the captives release.