Kevin Bilchik | Paper Money
St. Louis native Kevin Bilchik started out as a writer before he started putting his words to music. That commitment to the craft of choosing the right words — in the right combination and comes through loud and clear on Bilchik’s debut EP recording, Paper Money. It’s obvious that Bilchik took the time to hone his lyrics well – every one of the six originals on Paper Money possesses an organic, emotional core that’s built on the power of the lyrics. Images of cars, wheels and road trips reverberate from song to song as well, adding to the coherent feel of the tunes.
Producer/engineer Jacob Detering – who also contributes fine guitar, bass and mandolin playing to the recording and creates textures for each song that provide just the right mood for each one. R. Scott Bryan, David Aholt and Christopher Hughes add solid musicianship throughout. Every cut works, but special mention has to go to “Lost Art” and “When the Rain Comes.”