The Big Bend Blues Bash in Pomeroy: Over the past few years, the “Big Bend Blues Bash” has become the premiere festival of Southeast Ohio. This event includes an Acoustic Night, Blues Competition, Main Event and Kids Activities. Held on the banks of the mighty Ohio River in Pomeroy, Ohio. There is no better place to be for a little Blues, Brews, and BBQ! This year’s event will be take place on July 27th and 28th. Be sure to set the date. Follow them on Facebook.
Yes Mon, Dark Star Orchestra’s second annual Jam in the Sand is just around the corner. Dark Star Orchestra and Island Gigs will be teaming up once again to host the Jamaican JAM IN THE SAND II at the adults only (all-inclusive) Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica, February 28 – March 4, 2014.
Check out the poster art that KMS created for the event.
Kevin signs one of the many pieces of art that he gives away to charitable events and fundraisers every year. This poster is of the Snowville Creamery Maiden with the title, “Grass Grazed Revolution”. Milk to the People!
Kevin did the artwork for the new Athens County Visitors Guide produced by the Athens County Visitors Bureau and Tourism Center. The artwork comes from a painting Kevin did that captures the diversity of Athens, Ohio. If you look Close enough you may even see Kevin in the painting.
The Athens Community Food Initiative is a great program. CFI assists individuals and families to grow food, develop cooking skills, and reduce their health risks by eating whole foods. Our work is supported by regional farmers and food producers, partnering non-profits, local government and foundations. KMS recently created some new poster art for the program.
KMS recently did the CD cover design for John “Hurl” Hurlbut’s latest solo project, The Maui Tapes. The CD is a collection originals and covers that convey John’s spirit. Thanks to Vanessa Kaukonen for a fantastic photograph for the cover!
I had the pleasure to design Hot Tuna’s new studio album “Steady As She Goes”. A lot of you out there might know, KMS serves as art director for Fur Peace Ranch, Jorma’s guitar camp in Meigs County, Ohio, and Hot Tuna. I think I’m up to 6 album designs now between Jorma’s solo and Hot Tuna combined. Red House Records was kind enough to hire us for Hot Tuna’s new album after doing the last two Jorma albums “Stars In My Crown” and “River Of Time”. Before that was “The Best of Hot Tuna” on Columbia and you can see all these in my portfolio.
Can’t tell you how blessed I am that Jorma and his wife Vanessa, moved to our neck of the woods. These guys are the best of people and turned me on to a number of other great folks who we now also do business with and have become dear friends. Also got to thank Jack Casady and Eric at Red House, again the best kind of people.
My Project Director Mike says I should be rambling on about process, where these designs come from and so on…. so I’ll try and write more about that later. Kevin=i=
Kevin had the great opportunity to design the Martin Guitar, Jorma Kaukonen Signature Model labels that are inside the body of the guitar and are used to number sequence and Jormas Signature. Kevin is seen here with C.F. Martin, in Anaheim, CA., Chris is holding Jormas Model.