Kenny Dubman knows all about the impact of music and its effect on the human psyche. In 2016, after a musical hiatus, he came upon Blackberry Smoke’s album The Whippoorwill, which he says, “changed the trajectory of my life.” The inspiration and excitement he felt from that compilation gave him the confidence and vision to embark on a solo career which produced his debut album, Reckless Abandon.
Since then, the lyrics and music come at a fast and furious pace; to the point where he feels like a conduit of creative energy from somewhere outside himself. The result of that creative nirvana is his upcoming album, Conflicted, a Southern Rock/Americana masterpiece which features collaborations with Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), and Scotti Hill (Skid Row). Already-released singles include “Modern Day Jesus” and “Old Dog” which exude over-the-top energy and passion in both musicality and lyricism. You can catch Kenny live at The Saint on June 17th for his album release party!
Tune in to this delightful podcast episode and be inspired (like I was) by Kenny’s thoughts on songwriting, perseverance and harnessing that creative energy!