Living Vicariously Through Others, Folk Singer-Songwriter Ken Yates Channels Heart Break to ‘I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love’ his First CD, The Backseat EP

Singer Songwriter Ken Yates


A few years ago, Canadian songwriter Ken Yates came to Boston to work on his craft at world-renown Berklee College. Attending the school helped Yates perfect his songwriting skills, which ultimately led to the release of his first CD, The Backseat EP. Since, Yates has played a number of shows and is now also on heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s The Coffee House.

It was however a particular song entitled I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love that ended up being a turning point in Yates’ career as an artist. In fact, the piece marked a pivotal point in more ways than one.

“This was actually the quickest I’ve ever written a song,” said Yates. “Usually it takes me a week or even months to finish a song but this one was done in a few hours.”

“My teacher asked me to write the most honest song I could write,” he said. “And not think too much about the lyrics or get too ‘tricky’ with them, which was an issue I was having before that. It was the first time I tried to write a whole song with one single thought and not think too much about what I was writing.” Continue reading

Spinning folky psychedelia into hummable rock “Slow Country” Presents their Debut Record The Late Great Slow Country

Slow Country Music Slow Country presents the work of two distinct songwriters filtered through the comforting glow of fender rhodes, lap-steel guitar and plenty of spring reverb. Boyd Shropshire’s (Kurt Vile / Human Television) unresolved, spacey rock with Mascis-style vocals blends seamlessly with Chase King’s earnest, off-kilter pop and country-influenced songs.

Their debut record, The Late Great Slow Country, spins folky psychedelia into hummable rock. It’s a beautiful, cold-weathered listen that retreats to a simpler time.

For more info visit Slow Country