Welcome Home/ Liveat the Kerrville Folk Festival
WELCOME HOME is a tribute to Kerrville as well as to San Clemente, CA, Danzig's new home. The CD features melodic love ballads, driving acoustic rock tunes and soulful songs about heartbreak, rock & roll and unrequited love, and social conscious raising tracks about preserving Native Peoples culture and protecting the environment. Of course, the CD includes Kevin's trademark tongue-in-cheek character studies. SEPT. 2008 REVIEW IN DIRTY LINEN MAGAZINE Drive into the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, and you'll see the hospitable banner announcing 'Welcome Home.' It portrays Kerrville's down-home folksy attitude, and festival promoters sincerely hope that they'll see you again. Kerrville has certainly been a second home of sorts to traveling troubadour Kevin Danzig, a four-time New Folk Finalist who finally got his chance to play the mainstage, where this live recvording occurred. While that was a crowning moment of a quarter-century carreer, more important when the rubber met the road, Danzig delivered a performance worthy of it's billing. Overall, it's a highly personal, soul-revealing set in which the tender tenor discloses deep feelings on many of life's realities, including break-ups and, better yet, unconditional love ('As Long As I Know That You Love Me') that are beautifully expressed. Additionally, Danzig seems like someone who's also in touch with the feelings of others, as evidenced on 'My Best Friend Has A Sweetheart', on which he acknowledges a buddy constantly left out when cupid's arrow strikes. But, don't think of this as solely Danzig, the sensitive new-age folkie. Songs like 'Never Give Up', and 'Dysfunctional Family Bingo' are quite motivating in their themes of perseverance. ---Dan Willging/Dirty Linen Magazine.