It’s been a little over a year since Luke Kinney’s self titled EP was released. In that time he has been keeping busy playing shows and writing music both as part of Something Collective and on his own. Now he’s back in the studio, on his way to recording and releasing a full length album.
February 16th marked the first day of studio production as he laid down 5 songs in true Luke Kinney style. The album promises to have the same live; “sitting in the same room” kind of feeling with simple harmonies and catchy guitar lines. Like the EP, this album will touch many different genres but will draw its core strength from folk. The variety adds a little something for everybody. One track even features spoken word from Matthew Mercure.
There is no official release date yet but we hope to have the album out by late spring/early summer, just in time for chilling on the beach or barbequing in the back yard.
After a couple months of hard work and a few day in the studio Luke Kinney’s first album is now for sale on our online store. This album does a great job of blending many different styles of music together, check it out.
Luke Kinney now officially signed with Rest Easy Records
A week ago we had an awesome day in the studio with Max and Luke of Something Collective laying down some killer acoustic versions of some of their songs as well as a few new ones. We’re planning on releasing a small acoustic EP sometime in early January. The acoustic release will hold true to form for Something Collective; spreading good vibes through catchy tunes. This time with an even more live/raw feel. We’ll hit you with an expected release date soon.
Check out this new song from Luke Kinney guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The song features the voices of two lovely, local Santa Cruz ladies, some good vibes and best of all you get to name your own price. Its available for download on our Bandcamp store. We hope this helps you to kick off the summer right.
“I was born November 11th 1988 in San Diego California. Growing up next to the ocean and having parents that loved music inspired me to create a lifestyle that reflected my upbringing. When I was around fourteen my dad passed off his acoustic guitar to me and from that point I knew what I wanted to do with my time. I grew up watching him play at church and owe most of my inspiration to create genuine music from him.
Most of my musical inspiration comes from musicians like Bob Dylan, and Paul Simon. I remember seeing Ziggy Marley at the Del Mar fair grounds and enjoying the vibe so much that reggae became almost an obsession for myself. I liked the idea of a spiritual music that addressed social issues and I was able to relate to Reggae music as an individual. One of the most inspirational artist that I feel reflects true creativity and honesty in music in Mason Jennings. If Bob Dylan had Woodie Guthry to thank, I have Mason….
I moved to Santa Cruz California with 40 dollars in my wallet when I was twenty. In Santa Cruz I played music for a year and a half with my former band “Old Harbor Bay”. We had small success yet I grew into my own while living in the mountains of Bonny Doon. After Old Harbor Bay split up most of the members and friends decided to move back to San Diego. I stayed in Santa Cruz after forming Easy Mash.
Our keyboard player Kelsey introduced me to my producer and good friend Erik Lehmer. We were able to record some music with him and I really liked how we worked as a team sharing similar ideas for sound and style. I spent about five months working on my own self titled album and I’m very happy to finally share my music with an audience. I really wanted to create a simple album with songs that tell stories and stir up those sometimes unwanted emotions. With the help of Erik and Rest Easy Records I’ve been able to kick start my dream and continue to grow as an artist. I hope you enjoy the music.”