Kevin Welch

Kevin Welch

“His songs span the width and breath of the Americana landscape, stretching, meshing, melding and coalesce the forms until they all breakdown into porridge, that when you attempt to describe it might sound horrible, but tastes so good.” Bob Gottlieb

Kevin Welch grew up in Oklahoma. He had already toured as a teenager with several bands before he moved to Nashville in 1978 to work as a songwriter. Singers like Soloman Burke, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Linda Ronstadt were using his material. At the same time he was very active in local clubs, performing with John Scott Sherrill and the Wolves in Cheap Clothing, The Roosters, and finally his own band – The Overtones. His popularity grew and in 1988 he signed a record contract with Warner Brothers.

In 1990 the album Kevin Welch was recorded and two years later Western Beat. Both albums received rave reviews.

In Europe he is known mainly for his hit “Something About You” (contained in Western Beat) which was used as background music in Tuborg’s commercials.

In 2004 Welch teamed up with fellow Dead Reckoning artists Kieran Kane and Fats Kaplin to product You Can’t Save Everybody. The trio followed this up with Lost John Dean in 2006, to general acclaim. Lost John Dean reached number one on the Americana charts, and resulted in nominations for several awards including Duo/Group. The group traveled to Australia 10 times, as well as Europe and the UK, Canada, and all over the United States.

In the spring of 2008 Welch left Nashville for the hills outside of Austin, Texas. In early 2010 he then joined with friends and colleagues Jimmy LaFave, Sam Baker, and Slaid Cleaves at the start-up (and up-start) label Music Road Records, and self-produced his first solo record in 8 years, A Patch of Blue Sky.

Welch currently is touring, though while off the road he teaches songwriting workshops at his home in Wimberley, Texas.



Booking – GiGi Benno

Label Contact – Ashley Warren
Music Road Records
5012 Brighton Road
Austin, Texas


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Austin Chronicle
Pop Matters


A Patch of Blue Sky