Kruser’s Local Catch

Kruser’s Local Catch

Kruser’s Local Catch

One look at Kevin Herchen’s tour schedule should tell you a lot about this artist. He works hard, he’s in high demand and he’s easy to get along with. But, it all starts with talent. And you’ll find, here, that this New England singer/songwriter has plenty. Get to know Kevin Herchen from Providence, my Local Catch of the Week.

There’s a reason he was once named Nashville’s Songwriters Association “Ones to Watch.” And more recently achieved another great honor from the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International. You can read about that below.

Just listen to Herchen’s brand new release below and you’ll hear a well- crafted, skillfully executed and spirited piece of original music. Kevin knows what he’s doing. He’s been at the game most of his life and could literally play guitar before he could spell it. For the last 15 years he’s been performing all over New England, Nashville and other parts of the country.

New Music Coming Soon

On Friday, January 26, 2024 Kevin is set to drop a brand new song called, “Betcha.” It’s a little dark and sultry. Blending rock vibes with country storytelling, this song will take you to a place and time you’ve likely been. Have you ever been so attracted to a person that you can’t stop thinking about where they are, where they’ve been and what they are thinking? They haunt your days and nights. Herchen nails this one, vocally. The lyrics are evocative and the music is provocative. “Betcha” is the kind of song that draws you in from the first few notes.

Catch the music and stories of talented New England singer/songwriters every week, right here. It’s a great way to support our local artists. Meet Kevin Herchen from Providence, Rhode Island, my Local Catch of the Week, and find out where you can see him performing live.

  • The Music

    “Betcha” is the brand new single release from Kevin Herchen. He said the song is simply about pursuing a woman.

    You can listen here:

    Kevin Herchen

  • The Story

    • Grew up in: West Warwick, RI
    •  Now lives in: Providence, RI
    •  New single: “Betcha”  out 1/26/24
    •  What lead you to music: My Dad is also a singer/songwriter/guitar player
    • How long have you been performing: 15 years
    • First country song you learned: “Good Ol Boys” by Waylon Jennings, The Dukes of Hazzard Theme Song
    • How would you describe your sound: Rock Country
    • Who inspires you: Great songwriting artists like Chris Stapleton, John Mayer, Chris Cornell, Jackson Browne
    • Band name: The Kevin Herchen Band
    • Awards/accolades:  Nominated as Local Male Artist of the Year by New England Country Music multiple times, and song “Beating Heart” was a Top 10 song with The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) in 2022
    • Dream duet partner: John Mayer
    • All-time favorite country songs: Chris Stapleton “Whiskey and You”, Travis Tritt “Great Day to Be Alive”, Tim McGraw “Live Like You Were Dying, Jason Aldean “The Truth”
    • First country concert: Vince Gill
    • If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: Personal Fitness Trainer
    • Day Job: None
    • Most proud moment: Being recognized by Nashville Songwriters Association as a “Songwriter to Watch” for my song “Beating Heart”
    • Crazy thing that happened in your music career: Was forced to check my guitar as luggage (first and last time doing so) on a flight to Long Beach, California and did not get my guitar back in time for my show so my friend and my cousin drove a guitar to me in rush hour traffic from Newport Beach, CA for my show and I just made it in time and it turned out to be a great gig.
    • Other things you like to do: Play baseball/basketball, Go to the beach
    • Fun facts: Red Sox season ticket holder, can whistle really loudly, have a fish tank, love touring breweries and wineries
    • Mantra: “Live & Love”
  • The Shows

    Check out Kevin live on stage at these upcoming dates and times:

    Kevin Herchen

  • The Social Network

    Keep up with Kevin’s gigs, music and happenings here. Follow and like:

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  • Are YOU a Catch?

    Every week, Kruser’s Local Catch highlights New England’s homegrown country music talent, and tells you where to catch them locally and in Nashville. Click here to view previous catches.

    *Singer/Songwriters With Original Music: Please Submit For Consideration On The Local Catch By Emailing: [email protected]

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