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Kevin West at Planet Follwood

Planet Follywood, 32 Center St, Folly Beach, SC

Hey my friends I'm back at Planet Follywood this Sunday and every Sunday night at 9pm. Might have a few friends stop by to sit in. It's gonna be a good time. Hope to see y'all there


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Kevin West

 Kevin West (1st prize winner of American Songwriter Magazine's lyric contest July/August 2006) is a Blues Fusion Singer-songwriter / Guitar player in Los Angeles CA. 

   Playing guitar and singing since a child, Kevin is a recent honors graduate (March 2019) of Musicians Institute in LA. West has studied many styles of music including Blues, Hard Rock, Metal and Hip-Hop. He also studied Jazz at the College of Charleston, South Carolina. 
   Born in San Diego CA. and raised in northern New Jersey, Kevin West grew up in a lower middle class blue collar environment which is often reflected in his lyrics. His writing tells stories about living in the real world and how rough it can be, though sometimes using humor to make his point. 
   Living and performing out of Charleston SC for a number of years and now out of LA, Kevin has played in many bands with numerous musicians, on many stages throughout the U.S. 

and even a few shows in London in 2021. Be it opening at large venues for national acts such as Rehab, Afro Man, Long Beach Dub All Stars/Short Bus and Kevin Kinney (Just to name a few) to doing acoustic sets at intimate venues.  Big show or small, Kevin's love for the music is easy to see in every performance. 

   Along with playing music for a living,  Kevin  has done countless performances and hands on volunteer work for many low country charities to include, Communities in Schools, My Sisters House, Happy Days And Special Times,  North Charleston Juvenile Detention Center, Make A Wish Foundation, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and ”COURAGEOUS KIDZ”. 
   With every album, as with every performance it is clear that Kevin West is constantly growing as an artist, a musician and as a person. 

                          Album descriptions 

 “On The Way To Nowhere” (2001) 

Is ompilation of songs that was put together from recordings made throughout the late 90’s. A variety of Charleston’s best musicians can be found accompanying Kevin West on this one. 

 "My Life & Times" (2006) 

Kevin West created a Hip-Hop/Singer-Songwriter cross over sound that showcased his talent as an artist as well as a producer.  By using jazz chords, singer songwriter arrangements, Hip-Hop beats, 16 to 20 bar rhyme schemes and strong hooks.  Then, adding original comedy skits, sound bites and other forms of studio magic give the album a sound that’s truly unique. 

 "Once In A Lifetime" (2011) 

A back to basics kind of album.  This project is more performance based. A Guitar Player/ Singer-Songwriter sound as opposed to the Hip-Hop feel of his previous endeavor.   "Once In A Lifetime" is an excellent example of what Kevin West sounds like when you see him live. 

 “Meaning Of Life” (2015) 

Is a combination of a live music feel on some tracks and hip hop inspired studio feel on others. An attempt at combining live performance and modern technology with songwriting in an original sound. 

   EP "Story Of MY Life" (2019) 

A combination of Americana Jazz and rock. This project has some of Charleston South Carolinas finest musicians. Including members of the 2x Grammy award winning group ‘Ranky Tanky’