Tuesday, June 19, 2012
9:00pm until 10:15pm in PDT
Kevin So - keyboards, vocals
Jeff Paris - guitar
Charles Kim - bass
Abraham Kim - drums
About K.S.Q.W. ...
Kevin So has earned the respect of Keb' Mo', Billy Bragg and Amos Lee, and has built a loyal fan base around the world for the past 15 years. He was recently hired as mulit-instrumentalist in the KEB MO BAND and has been on tour internationally with them since July '11. He has performed on the main stages at some of the most prestigious folk festivals across the US (Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, Newport), and more recently at Carnegie Hall and The Ryman in Nashville.
Kevin was also proud recipient of the 2007 NYC Fringe Festival Award (Best Music & Lyrics) for “Great Wall” – a semi-autobiographical musical soon to be further developed this coming summer in Seattle at The Village Theatre's 2012 Festival of New Musicals, and in collaboration with Tony Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang.
Currently based in Nashville, his songs have been recently recorded by Keb' Mo' and soul songstress India Arie ("Crush On You") and blues singer Shemekia Copeland ("Sounds Like The Devil"). He is blues, folk & soul in its finest blend.
has played with Keb Mo since 2000, performing on guitar, mandolin, keyboards, organ, harmonica and vocals. They met while touring with A Taste of Honey in ‘82. He’s also toured with Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Bill Withers, Dan Fogelberg, and many others.
As a songwriter, Jeff’s songs have been recorded by more than 60 artists. He’s contributed to gold and platinum albums by Sheena Easton, Jeffrey Osborne, Vixen, Alias, Mr. Big, and Lita Ford. He and Keb’ Mo’ co wrote “Shave Your Legs” and “The Itch.”
As a recording artist, Jeff’s album releases are: Pieces, as part of the band Pieces on United Artist Records, 1980 – Race to Paradise as a solo artist on Mercury/PolyGram, 1986 – Wired Up as a solo artist on Mercury/PolyGram, 1987 – Lucky This Time as a solo artist on Now & Then Records, 1993 – Smack as a solo artist on USG Records, 1997 – Freak Flag as a solo artist on Barenuckle (Japan), 1998 – Broken Chain, 2011
Tuesday, June 19, 2012