Kevin Bilchik's The Not So Early Years
features selections from his three CD releases, Blues & Ballads, Live Sessions,
and Paper Money(Red Pill Entertainment.) The collection highlights the best of Bilchik's blues compositions, studio rock music, and acoustic singer/songwriter performances. Combining his most memorable songs from 2006-2011, The Not So Early Years is a great place to start for new listeners just finding out about Kevin's music, or for those who want a collection representing the various styles of roots and Americana music that he has recorded thus far.
Bilchik is what many would deem a B-2; devastatingly good but remaining under the radar. The raw nature of his music is what makes Bilchik something different... --Graham Tucker, The Current, UMSL
Bilchik's lyrics, as well as a smooth, stark delivery and composition are reminiscent of artists such as Bob Dylan and Tom Waits at his most folky. Relying on the strength of storytelling, Bilchik s music is only the delivery system for stories that immerse the listener in vivid imagery and powerful states of mind. Sung in a plain, no frills sandy baritone, there is little to distract you from Bilchik s tales of the extraordinary in everyday life. --James Dufendach, 30music.com
Kevin's songs and vocal style are a simple pleasure that you want to indulge in again and again. Good songs. Good writing. Good style. I really enjoyed listening to this CD and will certainly add it my collection to enjoy on a regular basis. --Angie Chaney, Vision Music Group Nashville , Roots Music Report