In just a short time, John David Kent has made a big impression.
With rich three-part harmonies and fresh twists on sounds
that channel a mix of Waylon Jennings and Creedance Clearwater
Revival, John David Kent s songs instantly feel both unique
and familiar. Their song, My Girl, garnered immediate attention
after the video became the Pick of the Week recently
on CMT.com and was added to CMT s Pure Country rotation.
Due to the success of the video, the single is nowclimbing the
charts at Texas Music radio.
While the band s budding success is impressive on
its own, Kent himself has a notable and vast musical
history. Signed to Mercury Records by age sixteen,
Kent began touring with Radish, the rock band he
formed with childhood friend and now well-known
artist, Ben Kweller. Soon after came recording and
touring with the Lemonheads, a national tour with
My Morning Jacket and various other acts, as well
as appearances on Letterman and Conan. Kent
has toured Japan, opened for major bands like
Kings of Leon and Incubus, shared the stage
with acts like Metallica and Snoop Dogg and
done a Lollapalooza tour with Korn and Tool
all with an air of humility and gratitude.
Kent s decision to take his music into the
direction more rooted in country was an organic
one. As a young child, Kent s parents introduced
him to a diverse array of music. He started playing
drums at the age of 4 and he vividly remembers being drawn to
the earthy stylings of musicians like John Denver, Willie Nelson
and the Eagles. When I came off the road with Ben Kweller and
settled down with my family back in Texas, a lot of the songs I
was writing were subconsciously coming out with a southern
flavor, says Kent. I like taking the elements of traditional rock
and country and blurring the lines. It s a very natural evolution
As a producer and studio owner in his hometown of Celeste,
TX, Kent assembled a band comprised of musicians he had
worked with and respected wholeheartedly as musicians.
Kent and the band are currently touring throughout TX and OK.