New Single Out May 28
(Kim Cheshire/Kevin Bennett)
Rod McCormack: Guitars, Banjo, Dobro, Bass, Percussion.
Kim Cheshire, Matt Kendall: Additional percussion
The McCrary Sisters: Vocal Harmonies
Have Mercy is the 3rd track on Kim’s upcoming album, Looks Like Heaven.
Kim Cheshire, THE VOICE of inner city cowpokes, The Danglin’ Bros, and the sound of the wide open road with Gold Guitar winning outfit The Wheel, is back!
After 10 years of self-imposed radio silence, Australian country legend Kim Cheshire is singing again, and when I say singing, I mean like a bird. Not only is this, his 3rd solo effort, the most beautiful sounding record he’s made and captures THAT VOICE most spectacularly (thanks Rod McCormack), it contains an engagingly eclectic (what else could we true fans expect?) set of contemporary country songs which showcase THAT VOICE in all it’s sublime glory!
It’s so great to have him back……
Kim’s vocals are sounding better than ever and the songwriting is superb. All originals except the final track written by Mickey Newbury.
My favourite two tracks are: Have Mercy and Stoneage Romeo.
This album, produced by Rod McCormack, confirms my belief that Rod is the best country producer in Australia.
The harmonies and fiddles by Nashville guest players, blends perfectly with Rod’s superb dobro and acoustic guitar, then Kym Warner adds the ‘icing’ on mandolin.
Whether he’s fronting the great band The Wheel, or performing solo, Kim Cheshire continues to be a true artist with integrity and an individual style that stands out in this day and age, where so many seem intent on sounding like everyone else.
I hope this new release gets the attention he deserves.
‘Looks Like Heaven’…….it sounds like heaven to me listening to the overdue return of Kim Cheshire.
I’m genuinely excited that the Kim Cheshire musical conversation continues.
Every turn this beautiful album takes is a moment to enjoy and I’m along for the ride.
If you had to give someone one album to educate them on class and how it’s done from the Country Stable (which has wide barn doors theses days), then this is it.
Kim’s unique ability as a writer, singer, communicator and inspirational artist has gained him great respect over his career and that respect I’ve had since a teenager listening to his distinctive voice on the radio and then being mesmerized watching him at a gig. He made me want to join a band!
Kim’s intelligent lyrics, vocal personality and soulful delivery stirs many emotions in me.
I know my late husband Glen Hannah would be cheering you on too, having loved working on your last solo project. Maybe he was with you in the studio.
Great to have you back !!!