If Kevin Bilchik’s music was your last meal, it would be a smorgasbord of styles and traditions, tied together with an undeniable flavor of the blues. Bilchik’s songs range from upbeat rhythm and blues tunes about love found and awkwardly lost, to introspective folk and country songs about life and family.
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."