#168 – Kevn Kinney of Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ – Songs From the Laundromat

Kevn Kinney.
Photo: Frank Mullen

Kevn Kinney formed Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ in 1985 in Atlanta, scoring several college radio hits including “Honeysuckle Blue,” and “Power House.”  Then came their breakthrough album, Fly Me Courageous in 1991 – the album scored three rock radio hits including the searing title track.  Kinney has also led a solo career, recording the excellent Macdougal Blues in 1990.  Drivin’ N’ Cryin’’s last studio effort was The Great American Bubble Factory.  Now the band is readying a series of EP’s, exploring different aspects of their long career.

The first one, out now, is called Songs From the Laundromat. Kinney tells a funny story of how his wife helped influence his decision to release EP’s instead of full albums, how the laundromat holds a special place in his heart, and how the success of “Fly Me Courageous” negatively affected his life.