I’ve followed Kevin Montgomery for more than a decade, and he remains my favorite independent country singer. A purveyor of warm, inviting country music in the vein of the 1980s neo-traditionalists, Montgomery is also a veteran stage performer, frequently traveling the world and playing more than 300 shows a year. Needless to say, he’s honed his craft down to an art.
He’s spent most of 2010 working on a new album, Some Comfort, which has been funded through donations from fans around the world. I thought I’d spread the word on the album’s first single, “Some Comfort,” which hearkens back to songs like “Broken” and his cover of “I Wish I Were Blind,” the Springsteen classic — both of which appeared on Another Long Story. This is a talented songwriter at the top of his game, and I can’t wait to hear what else is going to end up on this album.
You can also check out “Broken” live, below, along with the Springsteen original I referenced. I sadly can’t find the Montgomery cover on Youtube anywhere (someone post it if you’ve got a live performance of it!)