Kynch O'Kaine is an extrodinary talent. He has been playing guitar since early childhood and starting writing songs in his early teens. As an avid listener to all styles of music, he has been able to absorb and incorporate those elements into his own music. Thus, making a soulful musical and lyrical statement in everyone of his songs! His ability as a multi-instrumentalist is quite evident throughout the entire CD. The textures and arrangements that he chose range from stark and lonesome, to aggressive and biting. You will hear something new everytime you put this incredible CD in your player. O'Kaine, who is no stranger to adversity. He wrote this CD shortly after his bout with cancer (Hodgkin's Disease) which is in full remission. This recording too, will take you through many shades of emotion. There is never a dull moment on this record...including the hidden track (which is now not so hidden) a big nod to Tom Waits spoken word with live (not the usual faux) background from the streets of Miami's South Beach. Mind you, this track is very different from the entire CD, once again showing the broad range of influences and the mastery of their styles. The wonderful CD is indeed a period piece in the regards that anyone who is going through any adversity will be able to find solice in thses songs. Simultnaeoulsy, if you are looking for lyrics that are smartly written, you can stroll in their depths as well. This CD, before the tracks were mixed, got Kynch O'Kaine signed to a record deal!!! This is all too rare. However, due to changes in the managerial structure of the label, everything fell apart and the contract lapsed. Let's not let This incredible, biting, and deep musical statement go unnoticed. This CD is not to be missed. These songs will stand the test of time!!! Give it a listen and get hooked to 'Music Outside the Box.'