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Kevin M. Kraft answers the question: Who were or are your main musical influences?

Q: Who were or are you main musical influences?



Kevin: Many would probably laugh at the vast array of music that I love and has influenced me. The British band The Electric Light Orchestra epitomizes my typical hybridizing of musical styles and genres, with Jeff Lynne's always reliably captivating slide guitar work sealing it for me. I learned a lot from Lynne and the band about songwriting and arranging and unusual vocals and symphony, even something as "trivial" as the drumbeats…

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Added by Kevin M. Kraft on October 29, 2019 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The DOBORO THE BOTTLENECKER Official Book Trailer #2 and Book Cover Reveal!



Yes, after the long agonizing wait, the second to Kevin M. Kraft action novel, DOBORO THE BOTTLENECKER will finally be revealed via the second official trailer for the book!

The author who brought you the "contemporary religious fantasy" and the "inspirational thriller" now brings you the "heartwarming action drama."…

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Added by Kevin M. Kraft on August 22, 2015 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

THE SPREAD OF THE CIGAR BOX GUITAR REVOLUTION!

Well, alongside my many accomplishments, among the many hats I wear in my busy life, I can now add one with great tears of pride: Founder of the Kansas City Cigar Box Guitar Festival. It took three years of pitching and talking and finally joining the Kansas City Blues Society itself, but our first festival occurred on July 31st.

 

I felt like…

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Added by Kevin M. Kraft on August 8, 2011 at 8:00pm — 14 Comments

Hi Everyone!   I'm still accepting cigar box guitar-related items (cigar box guitars, cigar box guitar music or instructional CDs or DVDs--anything!) from my cigar box guitar brothers and sister wh…

Hi Everyone!

 

I'm still accepting cigar box guitar-related items (cigar box guitars, cigar box guitar music or instructional CDs or DVDs--anything!) from my cigar box guitar brothers and sister who would care to donate such things for items for drawing during the Kansas City Cigar Box Guitar Festival. All proceeds go to Benefit the Kansas City Blues Society's Blues in the Schools program--a worthy cause!

 

Thanks for caring!

 

- Kevin…

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Added by Kevin M. Kraft on July 14, 2011 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Kevin M. Kraft answers the question: When did you learn how to play the guitar?

Q: When did you learn to play the guitar?



Kevin: That's a difficult question to answer, especially since we're over here at the Nation. I'll answer it in a few ways...

I took a few lesson when I was about twelve or thirteen from a guy in town. I used a Hawaiian guitar strung with thick steel acoustic guitar strings! (laughs) Yeah, ultimately those strings destroyed that guitar! Anyway, after three lessons, the teacher just wasn't teaching me what I wanted to learn, so I slacked… Continue

Added by Kevin M. Kraft on August 29, 2009 at 1:15am — No Comments

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