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Meet: Kevin Herchen
Kevin is an award winning singer/songwriter from Warwick, RI. He has literally been playing guitar before he could spell it! He played with the jazz ensemble in high school, winning several awards including, best guitar soloist the Berklee College Jazz Festival. He formed a rock band in college, joined another band briefly before setting out on a solo acoustic career where he really refined his songwriting. Now, Kevin Herchen can be seen all over New England performing his brand of country rock. You may have caught him at the Country 102.5 Parking Lot Party at the Xfinity Center this summer, before the Toby Keith concert.
Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Charles Kelley, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan have all played a part in influencing Kevin's unique style. He has had the pleasure of opening shows for the legendary folk group, The Kingston Trio, plus Nashville recording artist Darren Bessette Band and #1 songwriter ("Love Me Like You Mean It") Lance Carpenter. Herchen's talent and hard work were rewarded last year when he won the WPRI Rhode Show Big Break Contest. Kevin's music was featured in a commercial that aired on the TV station during the season finale of American Idol!
Listen to Kevin
- All- time favorite country song: Garth Brooks, "The Thunder Rolls"
- Currently diggin' on Country 102.5: Old Dominion, "Song For Another Time," Jason Aldean, "Lights Come On," and Eric Church, "Record Year."
- Favorite song he's written: "The Best One"
- Previous gigs in Nashville: The Basement, Party Fowl
- Favorite country concerts: Jason Aldean, Country Fest @ Gillette, Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton, Darius Rucker
- Kevin is a huge Red Sox fan, in fact he is a season ticket holder (future new best friend!) Also, a big time Pats fan. (What no tickets?)
- Loves traveling, summer, chocolate and campfires
- Special talents: whistling, writing poetry (not at the same time), and he has excellent penmanship!
Catch Kevin Live
WED, 9/7 - The Trap 7pm
THU, 9/8 - PJ's Pub Cranston 830pm
SAT, 9/10 - Murphy's Providence 930pm
SUN, 9/11 - The Whiskey Republic 3pm Finals! - Kevin Herchen Band - Hometown Throwdown!
THURS, 9/22 Nichols College, Dudley, Ma 1:30-2:30
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