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A gritty roots and blues band with infectious grooves, compelling original songs, and sizzling improvisations. Kevin Bilchik Band offers an eclectic mash-up of Americana styles. The five-piece combo, led by singer/songwriter Kevin Bilchik, brings together smoky vocals, deep-pocket rhythms, funky saxophone riffs and jazz-infused guitar solos.

 

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Kevin Bilchik Band

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Kevin Bilchik Band - Bio

Born in a city famous for blues music--St. Louis, Missouri--Bilchik explored a wide variety of musical terrain before settling into the musical heritage that his city is known for. The Kevin Bilchik Band came together over time, starting with a two-piece rhythm section, featuring well traveled percussionist R. Scott Bryan and stalwart bassist Eric Warren.

When Kevin heard guitarist Matt Rowland playing a soulful slide guitar on a local radio station, he immediately reached out to Matt to bring him in for a gig, one of many to come.  As luck would have it, Bilchik found the missing piece of his roots and blues sound when he heard saxophonist Charlie Cerpa sitting in with some friends for a jam session.

The Kevin Bilchik Band, in its entirety, debuted not long after, and never looked back.  “Everyone in the band brings his own unique sound to the stage,” Kevin says, “but they are always looking for what the song needs at every moment, and that is what I respect and love about playing with these guys."

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Kevin Bilchik and R. Scott Bryan Duo

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Kevin Bilchik - Singer/Songwriter - Bio

With his precise and soulful rhythm on the acoustic guitar, Kevin Bilchik guides each song with energy and purpose, with an intent to draw the listener in to his lyrics and music. Bilchik’s songs range from upbeat rhythm and blues tunes about love found and awkwardly lost, to introspective folk and country songs about the daily challenges, and rewards, of life and family.

Combining his wry modern perspective, with the roots and Americana music that he loves, Bilchik can make you laugh, smile, cry, and tap your toes, all in under four minutes.

 

Latest Release

Kevin Bilchik Band - Thirteen Stories Tall -(2015 Kevin Bilchik)

Recorded at Red Pill Studios, St. Louis, MO
Engineered and Mixed by Jacob Detering
Produced by Kevin Bilchik, Jacob Detering, R. Scott Bryan

Kevin Bilchik - Acoustic Guitar and Lead Vocals
R. Scott Bryan - Drums and Vocal Harmonies
Eric Warren - Bass Guitar
Matt Rowland - Electric Guitar
Charlie Cerpa - Saxophone

Special Guests:

Sandy Weltman - Harmonica (She's The Teacher)
John Higgins - Pedal Steel (R.I.P. Me)
Justin Branum - Fiddle (The Worm Will Turn)
Bill Edwards - Harmonica (Holy Roller)

All songs written by Kevin Bilchik
(*except Saint James Infirmary Blues - anonymous)



Thirteen Stories Tall