Simple Earnest Plea

by Kevin Breit

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"Kevin is one of the most creative musicians I've ever had the pleasure to play with."
Norah Jones

"Kevin's rich, gritty baritone resounds with all the honesty and musicality of his guitar playing."
Holly Cole

"Kevin Breit is a brilliant original - a true inspiration!"  - David Wilcox

A road trip, in which a crackly car radio, tuned into 2 stations, spit the words, Simple Earnest Plea. The automobiles driver, jotted the fore mentioned name and the journey continued. SEP is Kevin Breit's debut recording as a singer. He has worked with many fine singers, Rosanne Cash, Norah Jones, k.d Lang, Cassandra Wilson, Michael Buble, Serena Ryder, Lindy Ortega, Holly Cole, Amos Lee, Marc Jordan, Quartette, Rankin Family, Wailin' Jennies, Hugh Laurie, Tomi Swick, Harry Manx,
Lynn Myles, Susana Baca, Misha Brueggergossman, Janis Ian,
2011 Poverty Playlist

credits

released October 21, 2011

songs written and produced by kevin breit
recorded and mixed by john bailey at the drive shed
assisted by mat pataki
parts of 'big top charlie boy', 'don't worry your pretty
little head' were recorded by andy mcneill at maple mountain music
mastered by tom coyne at sterling sound

kevin breit: vocals, strings and things
russell boswell: bass
jorn juul andersen: drums,percussion

additional musicians:
rebecca jenkins: vocal on 'big top charlie boy'
yvette tollar: background harmony: ,'st.anthony'
glynn stevens: background harmony on 'oddball', 'so insincere' and 'out of my brain'
gary breit: background harmony on "i want for no blues', 'so insincere','st.anthony'
garth breit: background harmony on 'crazy fool', 'foolish pride','st.anthony',
burke carroll: pedal steel on 'so insincere','oddball',
denis keldie: accordion on 'crazy fool'

aaron davis: string arrangements on 'i want for no blues' and 'contrary motion'
carol fujino :violin
aisslinn perry :violin
douglas perry :viola
david hetherington :cello
dave dunlop: trumpet on 'contrary motion'
herb poole: tuba,euphonium and bass trombone on 'contrary motion'

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