Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Excellent introspection of folk/soul ..
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found the album an excellent musical experience and journey. It was a journey into Kevin's introspection of life's realities's. There was a haunting and powerful theme of penetrating soul that allows the listener to believe that one was actually experiencing what he was singing...There were elements of Dylan and Clark. "Behind the Veil" is a very original piece...something that can be played repeatedly with enjoyment...and that may have been written many years ago and brought forth many years later...like a fine bottle of wine...the songs are ageless in time and this album will prove to be a classic presently and many years from now. I look forward to new material from this artist. J. Garcia"
Astonishing debut CD
jason bennett | Florissant, Colorado USA | 06/08/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sitting down listening to Kevin Meisel's debut CD, "Coal and Diamonds" was like discovering Bob Dylan playing at a tiny coffeehouse around the block. A simply unexpected and jewel of a find in this here CD. From start to finish Meisel takes the listener through tales of love, trainwrecks, coal miner blues and everything in between painting beautiful stories which leave the listener wanting more. "Red Moshannon" is the opening track and is a very passionate look into coal mining and the scars it leaves on the Moshannon river. "Trainwreck at Cajon Pass" is my personal favorite and is a beautiful tale of two boys dreaming about the great Union Pacific and following their dreams to a tragic end. Other standout tracks are "The Great Transmission" and the title track, "Coal and Diamonds." You definitely do not want to miss this one folks. In my opinion, better debut album than Springsteen or Dylan. Check it out, this guy is making some damn real music........."